Get that caffeine ready.
The Pac-12 has released the TV schedule for the first month of the upcoming football season and other select weekday games. Only once in the first four weeks will Utah kick off before 8 p.m. MST.
The sun will still be shining when the Utes debut on Aug. 31, with a 5:30 kickoff against FCS power North Dakota at Rice-Eccles Stadium. But subsequent games against BYU (8:15 p.m.), San Jose State (8 p.m.) and Arizona (8:30 p.m.) will go late.
The only other Utah game announced on Wednesday afternoon was Utah’s Nov. 3 game against UCLA at home, which has a 7:30 p.m. kick.