Times, networks set for 5 U of U football games

Posted at 3:08 PM, Jun 14, 2012
and last updated 2012-06-14 17:19:46-04

SALT LAKE CITY – The University of Utah football team has released the times and networks for five of their games this season.

Utah’s game against Northern Colorado on Thursday, Aug. 30, will be the first football game to air on the new Pac-12 Networks. It is the first half of a doubleheader – the second game being Arizona State vs. Northern Arizona – that marks the official debut of the network.

Utah will play against BYU in Salt Lake City on Sept. 15 in what may be the end of a century-long in-state rivalry that has long been the biggest one-day sporting event in the state of Utah.

The contract between the two schools expires after this year’s game and with Utah now playing 9 Pac-12 games this season, the Holy War could come to an end.

With the exception of WWII, the Utes and Cougars have played every season since 1922. Utah says they lead the series 55-34 with four ties, but the Cougars don’t count 6 games played prior to the turn of the century when BYU was known as Brigham Young Academy.

The released schedule is as follows:

  • Thursday, Aug. 30 vs. Northern California in Salt Lake City  at 5:15 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks.
  • Friday, Sept. 7 at Utah State in Logan, Utah, at 6 p.m. on ESPN2.
  • Saturday, Sept. 15 vs. BYU in Salt Lake City at 8 p.m. on ESPN2.
  • Thursday, Oct. 4, vs. USC in Salt Lake City at 7 p.m. on ESPN.
  • Friday, Nov. 23 at Colorado in Boulder, Colo., at 1 p.m. Network TBD.

All times are MST.

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