I've arrived at Husky Stadium for what should be a fascinating game.
The traffic in was worse than I've seen for a long while. The early arrivers are the Boise State fans ... I walked past a lot of orange and blue along Montlake. But eventually, the purple is expected to come pour in, with an eventual crowd of around 70,000 expected.
For now, there are just a handful of fans in the stadium. And the one new look to the stadium is a reader board running at ground level behind the west end zone. It's just showing ads right now, but I'm hoping they'll eventually use it for scores ... a traditional weakness of the UW gameday presentation. And there are some interesting games across the country today.
Otherwise, I anticipate our normal gameday drill on the blog.
I'll pop in with pregame notes as they develop, try to give quarterly updates during the game, and then hopefully turn it over to you guys for postgame discussion.
11:35 a.m.: After those glaring orange uniforms of last week, the Huskies will being seeing something a lot more tradition in front of them today. The Broncos are wearing white shirts and white pants.
12:15 The teams have just gone off the field and the pregame festivities are about to begin. There was a huge roar for the Broncos as they headed for the tunnel. And I've got to say, there's probably as many of the opposing teams colors visible in the stands than any game here I've attended other than an Apple Cup.
12:30 UW captains for today are Daniel Te'o-Nesheim, Anthony Russo,Greyson Gunheim and Marcel Reece. Huskies won the toss and will receive, which Willingham said he would do more often now that the kickoff spot has been moved back to the 30.