Afternoon football has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Too bad it’s on the road.
Arizona’s Oct. 16 game at Colorado has been scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. PT kickoff, with the Pac-12 Network set to broadcast the contest.
It will be the Wildcats’ first day game this season and the first time they’ve kicked off prior to 5 p.m. since the 2020 opener against USC in Tucson.
Colorado (1-4, 0-2 Pac-12) has lost four straight games since a season-opening win over Northern Colorado. The Buffaloes, who are off this week, have scored only 34 points during that losing streak.
Arizona (0-4, 0-1) is riding a 16-game losing streak, tied for the longest active skid in the country, into Saturday’s home tilt with UCLA. That contest is set for a 7:30 p.m. PT kick and will be shown on ESPN.
The UA has won four in a row over Colorado in Boulder, including a 35-30 victory on Oct. 5, 2019 that marked its last actual victory. The most notable win at Folsom Field was in 2017, when Khalil Tate exploded for an FBS quarterback-record 327 rushing yards in a 45-42 victory.