Cal Football: Starting Time, TV Announced for Utah-Cal Game

Jake Curtis

A starting time and TV network have been announced for Cal’s October 26 road game against Utah, and it may interfere with your Saturday evening night life.

The Cal-Utah game will start at 7 p.m. Pacific time, which is 8 p.m. Mountain time in Salt Lake City and 10 p.m. on the East Coast.

The game will be televised by FS1, which is calling these evening conference games “Pac-12 After Dark.” It is also Pac-12 After Everyone Goes to Bed on the East Coast, so if the Bears should upset the Utes, a lot of people on the other side of the country may not know about Cal’s win until the next morning.

It will be Cal’s third night game of the season, but it will be the fifth time Utah plays under the lights.

Utah (5-1) is ranked 13th in this week’s Associated Press poll, and the Utes play a key Pac-12 South game at home against Arizona State on Saturday before facing Cal. The Utes were the preseason favorites to win the Pac-12 title, and they are very much in the Rose Bowl hunt despite their loss to USC earlier this season.

The Utes are coming off a 52-7 vcitory over Oregon State, which is Cal's opponent this Saturday in Berkeley. Utah is 3-0 at home this season and has won nine of its last 10 games at Rice-Eccles Stadium. The lone home loss in that stretch came against Washington last year, when the Huskies won the Pac-12 title.

The Bears (4-2) have lost two in a row and are coming off a bye before facing the Beavers at home this Saturday in a game that begins at 11:30 a.m.

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Fourth straight night game for a Cal-Utah game in SLC (2003, 2012, 2015)