Territorial Cup game moved back
The date for the Arizona-Arizona State football game this fall was moved back a day to maximize the television exposure of the contest, the Pac-12 conference announced on Thursday.
Originally scheduled for the final Friday of the regular season, the game will now be played on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe. The start time and television information will be determined at a later date.
The Sun Devils have won the last two meetings in the rivalry, rallying from a 19-point fourth quarter deficit last season to win 41-40. Arizona leads the all-time series 49-42-1.
A start time was also announced for Arizona’s season opener at Hawaii, with the game kicking off at 7:30 p.m. MST on Aug. 24. The game will be televised by CBS Sports Network.
The remaining schedules for the teams remain unchanged. Early television selections are expected to be announced by the Pac-12 later this month.
Arizona State is scheduled to open against Kent State on Thursday, Aug. 29 and plays FCS-level opponent Sacramento State before closing out the nonconference season at Michigan State. ASU topped the Spartans 16-13 last season in Tempe. The Sun Devils have conference home games against Colorado, Washington State, USC and Oregon ahead of the Territorial Cup.
Arizona follows game at Hawaii with home games against FCS-level opponent Northern Arizona and Texas Tech. The Wildcats have home conference games against UCLA, Washington, Oregon State and Utah.