The USC Trojans and Colorado Buffaloes are Pac-12 South compadres next season, and they’ll both have their first matchup in Boulder, Colorado the first weekend of November. However, they will both be suffering from short turnarounds for their game; their matchup has been moved from Saturday to Friday night, giving both teams only five days of rest. The game will be on ESPN2 at 6 PM PT/9 PM ET.
This will be one of many future Pac-12 football games that’ll be making the journey from Saturday to Thursday/Friday in the hopes of garnering additional television revenue for the conference (and better bolstering the possibility that a Pac-12 television network succeeds in the future).
Neither USC nor Colorado have to be thrilled with this arrangement. The week prior, the Trojans will be contesting one of their toughest home dates of the seasons against Stanford, and the Buffaloes will have to get through what figures to be a road struggle in Tempe against Arizona State. Both teams could be groggy, although USC has to be less than pleased with a short week to go up in the mountains and face the Buffs.