It appears, for now at least, the Washington State Cougars will play their first game in three weeks, just two days later than expected. The school announced tonight that their Friday game against the USC Trojans will be moved to Sunday night. The game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff on FS1.
The game’s status had been up in the air due to a multitude of factors, including COVID-19 issues within USC’s team but it appears Wazzu has agreed to push the game back to give the Trojans time for their cases to clear.
Official Statement pic.twitter.com/SHgGTq1qjW— USC Football (@USC_FB) November 30, 2020
Los Angeles County, home to USC and the UCLA Bruins, is reimplementing stronger COVID-19 restrictions tomorrow and there was question as to whether those would affect WSU’s trip but it appears the health department is satisfied with the testing going on at both schools.
Washington State previously had their games against the Stanford Cardinal and the Apple Cup against the Washington Huskies canceled due to a lack of scholarship players from a combination of positive COVID tests, injuries, and opt-outs. Whether this game still goes forward or not is still up in the air because it’s 2020 and it’s still a week away but, for now, the game is on.
If you’re also a fan of the Seattle Seahawks persuasion, this sets up a nice little Sunday for you with the Hawks and New York Giants at 1 p.m. followed a couple hours later by the Cougs. Stress free Sundays are overrated, right?