We chimed in last week to explain the scheduling rotation in how Pac-12 games are slotted by network and kickoff time.
As a result, UCLA must suffer the indignity of a game played under full sunlight for the first time in months. Bring plenty of tanning butter.
Saturday’s contest at the Rose Bowl against Utah has a more alum-friendly 1 p.m. start on Fox (KTTV-Channel 11) with Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt and Shannon Spake.
Just don’t get used to it heading into a bye week.
USC takes its own bye week to realign body clocks in preparation for next Thursday’s ESPN prime-time game against Cal. Arizona also takes a respite after losing its first four conference games.
The rest of the Pac-12 schedule goes this way:
= Oregon at Cal: Friday at 7:30 p.m., ESPN (Allen Bestwick, Mike Bellotti, Kris Budden)
= Colorado at Stanford: Saturday at noon, Pac-12 Network (Greg Wolf, Glenn Parker, Jill Savage)
= Oregon State at Washington: Saturday at 3:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Ted Robinson, Yogi Roth, Cindy Brunson)
= Washington State at Arizona State: Saturday at 7 p.m., Pac-12 Network (Roxy Bernstein, Anthony Herron, Lewis Johnson)
The best of the rest:
= Miami at Virginia Tech, 4 p.m., ESPN (Dave Flemming, Jesse Palmer, Laura Rutledge)
= BYU at Boise State, 7:15 p.m., ESPN (Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Carcaterra)
= San Jose State at San Diego State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 (Mike Couzens, Dan Hawkins)
ESPN “College GameDay” will be at Tuscaloosa, Ala., for the 13th prior to Alabama-Texas A&M.
= North Carolina State at Louisville, Channel 7 (Bob Wischusen, Brock Huard, Allison Williams)
= Wisconsin at Iowa, 9 a.m., ESPN (Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Todd McShay)
= Texas at Kansas State, 9 a.m., ESPN2 (Beth Mowins, Anthony Becht, Rocky Boiman)
= Oklahoma State at Kansas, 9 a.m., FS1 (Mark Followill, Petros Papadakis)
= North Texas at Army, 9 a.m., CBSSN (Ben Holden, Jay Feely, John Schriffen)
= Rutgers at Minnesota, 9 a.m., ESPNU (Anish Shroff, Ahman Brooks)
= Texas A&M at Alabama, 12:30 p.m., Channel 2 (Verne Lundquist, Gary Danielson)
= Purdue at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m., Channel 7 (Mike Patrick, Ed Cunningham, Dr. Jerry Punch)
= TCU at West Virginia, 12:30 p.m., ESPN2 (Dave Pasch, Greg McElroy, Tom Luginbill)
= Memphis at Navy, 12:30 p.m., CBSSN (John Sadak, Randy Cross)
= Illinois at Michigan, 12:30 p.m., Big Ten Network (Kevin Kugler, Matt Millen)
Late afternoon kickoffs:
= Arkansas at Auburn, 3 p.m., ESPN (Joe Tessitore, Todd Blackledge, Holly Rowe)
= Houston at SMU, 4 p.m., ESPN2 (Jason Benetti, Kelly Stouffer, Paul Caraterra)
= Michigan State at Maryland, 4:30 p.m., Big Ten Network (Eric Collins, Glen Mason)
= Mississippi State at Kentucky, 4:30 p.m., SEC Network (Mark Jones, Rod GIlmore, Quint Kessenich)
= Ohio State at Penn State, 5 p.m., Channel 7 (Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Samantha Ponder)
= Oklahoma at Texas Tech, 5 p.m., Channel 11 (Joe Davis, Brady Quinn, Bruce Feldman)
= Mississippi at LSU, 6 p.m., ESPN (Brent Musburger, Jesse Palmer, Kaylee Hartung)
= Fresno State at Utah State, 7:30 p.m., CBSSN (Carter Blackburn, Aaron Taylor)
= Wyoming at Nevada, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2 (Dave Lamont, Tom Ramsey)