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Rutgers football week 1: Knights head west to face the Cougars

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The Scarlet Knights once again start the season on the road on the west coast.

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T-minus three days and 14 hours! The first of 12 regular season game weeks is here, and it's a matchup that is very enticing to Rutgers fans. After making a few tweaks in coaching and player personnel, fans want to see if the secondary has been fixed. What better way to find out than against the number one passing team by attempts? The Pirate has the Cougars on the rise, but Rutgers returns plenty of experience. Expect another late night opener, folks.

Profile

Washington State Cougars (0-0) Lost v. Colorado State, 45-48 in the Gildan New Mexico Bowl

2013 Record: 6-7 (4-5 Pac-12)

Head Coach: Mike Leach (93-59, 9-16 Washington State)

Location: Pullman, WA (game played at CenturyLink Field in Seattle)

Series: First meeting

Broadcast Info

Thursday, August 28 - 10:00 PM EST

Channel: Fox Sports 1 (now available on Dish Network)

Forecast: Clear, 69 degrees at kickoff, 0% chance of precipitation

Game Links

Knowing your enemy: Washington State Cougars - An early look at what we should expect from the Cougs.

Rutgers' Game Notes - RU releases the first game notes of the season, including the week one depth chart.

Scouting the Rutgers offense - CougCenter previews the Scarlet Knight offense.

Walk for Wishes - CougCenter has done an amazing job raising money for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and you can help them out here.

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EDIT: Dish Network and Fox Sports 1 just resolved the broadcast dispute, meaning all carriers will be airing the game tonight.

Fox Sports 1 is just one of four different networks broadcasting Rutgers games this season (FS1, Big Ten Network, CBS Sports Network, ESPN). Just a few more days until RFootball.

For more in-depth coverage, head on over to CougCenter.