Pac-12 North counterparts coming off opening weekends that were disappointing for much different reasons meet Saturday night when Washington welcomes Oregon State to Husky Stadium in Seattle.
After having already pushed back the season opener two months, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed Washington's debut another week. Contact-tracing protocols the city of Berkeley mandates forced Cal to call off last Saturday's game with the Huskies.
"Disappointing, but this is the reality we're living in in 2020," Washington coach Jimmy Lake said in his Monday press conference. Lake also had his first game as head coach delayed as a result. "We had an emergency team meeting about 45 minutes after (learning of the cancelation). They were extremely disappointed, but I'm proud of them. They did not flinch."