I'm in the press box, looking down at an empty stadium, a few dozen early tailgaters, and lots of nice desert and mountain views into the distance.
I'm planning the regular drill here: pregame updates as they happen. Then quickly reports after each quarter. Then turning it over to you for postgame discussion. Then I'll try to fill in with some quotes and notes after the game. And I'll try to be even more detailed than usual this time, because the game is going to be ending right about deadline time, so I'll try to fill in here on all the details that won't make the Sunday paper.
6 p.m.: The teams are out on the field warming up. And speaking of warm ... that shouldn't be a major factor. The sun is already completely off of the field, and it's been a pretty pleasant day. It's still warm -- there certainly could be some cramping in the fourth quarter -- but this doesn't seem like real game-altering heat.
7:25: UW captains are Jordan Reffett, Dan Howell, Juan Garcia and Paul Homer.
First possession: As expected, Darin Harris started at safety in place of the injured Jason Wells. However, freshman Mason Foster was a surprise starter at what has traditionally been E.J. Savannah's linebacking spot.