The Pac-12 football game between the No. 21 Colorado Buffaloes (4-0) and the Utah Utes (1-2) has been moved up one day from Friday, Dec 11 to Saturday, Dec. 12. It will now occupy FOX Sports’ “Big Noon” time slot, per a joint announcement by the conference and television network on Wednesday.
The Buffaloes and Utes will now kickoff at 10:05 a.m. MT from Folsom Field. The game will be nationally televised on FOX with Gus Johnson, forever Buff Joel Klatt and Jenny Taft in Boulder to call the action.
Utah’s last game to start that early came on Oct. 15, 2011 with a 26-14 win at Pitt. According to CU’s Dave Plati, Saturday’s game will be “the earliest kickoff in Folsom Field’s 97-year history, as the previous earliest start came in 2007 when CU and Nebraska kicked off at 10:09 a.m. on Nov. 23.”
Utah has won the past three game in the “Rumble in the Rockies” series against Colorado. A storied rivalry between the two neighboring state that goes back to 1903.