I’ve been to one of the Ute away games in Seattle during the PAC12 era, and am very sorry that I will not likely have a chance to see the Ute’s play there again anytime soon.
WA has a beautiful campus, a wonderful old historic housing district adjacent to the campus, and the late evening view from the campus and/or the game onto the lake and the sailgate is a beautiful/ unique college football experience.
I’m going to miss the fabulous options for away games that we have enjoyed in the PAC.
The first 7 years after moving to Seattle I was lucky to be able to see one, maybe two, Ute games a year as there wasn’t much of a call for Mountain West games in this area, and I would get odd looks when I would ask at local sports bars for them to switch over to one.
The Pac-12 gave me great access to my Utes and every time they would visit Pullman or Seattle I would try to make my way out there to watch them.
Husky Stadium is an amazing venue and it was nice having it be a short freeway trip away to see my Utes every other season or so. I will miss that.
Here’s hoping we get a win next week and hoping we get a few non-conference games with UW scheduled once in a while.
Of course, weather forecasting for the PNW is notoriously bad. Randomly calling for 50% chance of showers a week out, is literally just as accurate as the most scientific model. Anyway it’s November so, yeah it will probably rain
The game conditions could get interesting. Local news is predicting a pretty decent rain & wind storm late Friday and into early Saturday AM. Keeping an eye on it- if we’re lucky it will mostly clear up before kickoff.
As of right now - fingers crossed - it looks like the weather should be decent for the game. Big rainstorm coming overnight with wind, but it should mostly blow over by the AM (caveat, this is the PNW so you just never know).
Of course this is for those attending in person. In fairness, I guess wind and rain might work in Utah’s favor.
You know, it’s interesting, I followed Indiana a little bit while Penix was there, mainly because Jack Tuttle was there too, and I was curious to see what he did (not much at all). I don’t recall Penix being that amazing at IU. Maybe it was because his supporting cast wasn’t what it is at Washington. Am I wrong?