The kickoff of Washington-Stanford was moved back 15 minutes to 10:45 PM ET on Friday night, due to NASCAR Trucks racing being shown on FS1. Washington-Stanford was supposed to be shown on the network at 10:30 PM ET.

And then after crashes and red flags in the truck race, FS1 still missed the entire first quarter of the Washington-Stanford game anyway.

When FS1 finally was ready to show the football game, the first quarter was concluding and going to commercial break.

Finally, actual football to begin the second quarter.

The game was also shown on FS2 and the Fox Sports Go app during the first quarter, but many people don’t have FS2, and the app option can be a pain in the ass (especially if you went to a bar to see the game or are trying to watch with several people).

This is the second straight week a Stanford game hasn’t started on the Fox network it was supposed to, with the Stanford-Washington State game being moved from Fox to Fox Business Network last week while Michigan State-Penn State was in a weather delay. That’s after a Michigan-Purdue game was moved from Fox to Fox Business Network in late September due to a Cubs-Brewers game still happening on Fox.

In tonight’s instance, we’re talking about a top-10 team in the country (No. 9 Washington) taking on another very good team in Stanford that has a Heisman Trophy candidate in running back Bryce Love.

Understandably, many folks on Twitter were quite upset that the first quarter of this game was missed on FS1 due to truck racing.

Washington head coach Chris Petersen has made it clear that he hates these late-night games that are scheduled to accommodate TV networks, so he has to especially be angry that tonight’s game featured a delayed kickoff for TV reasons, and then FS1 still managed to miss the entire first quarter.

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