It’s high noon for Homecoming!
Arizona’s Nov. 6 home game against Cal is slated for a 12 p.m. MST kickoff, with the game set to be aired on the Pac-12 Network. It will serve as the backdrop for the school’s annual Homecoming festivities, the first in-person version the UA has had since 2019.
It will be the Wildcats’ first day game at Arizona Stadium since the 2020 season opener against USC, which began at 1:30 p.m. The Wildcats haven’t won during the day in Tucson since 2015, dropping its last three such contests.
Arizona (0-7, 0-4 Pac-12) has lost 19 consecutive games heading into Saturday’s trip to USC, which is tied for the 20th-longest skid in FBS history. Yet Cal is an opponent it has traditionally fared well against, winning five straight in the series—including the “Hill Mary” came in 2014—with its last loss coming in 2009 and its last setback to the Golden Bears in Tucson coming in 2004.
Cal is 2-5 overall and 1-3 in Pac-12 play but is coming off its most impressive performance of the season, a 26-3 home win over a Colorado team that blanked Arizona 34-0 the week before.
First day game of season at Arizona Stadium (Since 2010)
- 2020: Nov. 14 vs. USC (L, 34-30)*
- 2019: Nov. 2 vs. Oregon State (L, 56-38)
- 2018: Nov. 24 vs. ASU (L, 41-40)
- 2017: None
- 2016: Oct. 15 vs. USC (L, 48-14)
- 2015: Oct. 2 vs. Oregon State (W, 44-7)
- 2014: Nov. 15 vs. Washington (W, 27-26)
- 2013: Nov. 16 vs. Washington State (L, 24-17)
- 2012: Oct. 27 vs. USC (W, 39-36)
- 2011: Nov. 5 vs. Utah (L, 34-21)
- 2010: Oct. 9 vs. Oregon State (L, 29-27)