Utah’s Season Opener Against Arizona Moved Up 30 Minutes, Switched To ESPN2

Nov 3, 2020, 2:44 PM
Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes...
Wide receiver Britain Covey #18 of the Utah Utes celebrates a touchdown reception in the third quarter of the game against the Oregon Ducks at Autzen Stadium on September 26, 2015 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Steve Dykes/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – Utah football’s season opening clash with the Arizona Wildcats has been moved up 30 minutes and the television network has changed.

Originally scheduled to kickoff at 2 p.m. MT on ESPNU, the game has been moved to 1:30 p.m. MT and it will be televised on ESPN2.

Utah moved from ESPNU to ESPN2 because the Wisconsin/Purdue game that was originally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. MT on ABC was canceled due to a COVID-19 outbreak with Wisconsin. ESPN then bumped Houston/Cincinnati from ESPN2 to ABC.

Since joining the Pac-12 in 2011, Utah is 5-1 when their games are on ESPN2, including a 3-0 record. In 2019, Utah didn’t appear on ESPN2. Their last appearance on the network was in 2017 when they played San Jose State.

The rest of the Pac-12 kickoff times and broadcast for the opening day of the conference slate is as follows:

  • Arizona State at No. 21 USC, 10 a.m. MT on FOX
  • UCLA at Colorado, 5 p.m. MT on ESPN2
  • Stanford at No 14 Oregon, 5:30 p.m. MT on ABC
  • Washington at California, 8:30 p.m. MT on ESPN
  • Washington State at Oregon State, 8:30 p.m. MT on FS1

Trevor Allen is a Utah Utes Insider for KSLSports.com and host of the Crimson Corner podcast. Follow him on Twitter: @TrevorASportsYou can download and listen to the podcast, here.

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