For the fourth straight trip to Tempe, the Trojans will enter the House of Heat well after the sun. Word came out this morning that USC vs. Arizona State will be a night game on September 28th, scheduled to kickoff at either 7:00 p.m. PT on ESPN or 7:30 p.m. PT on ESPN2, depending on the outcomes of this week’s games.
A night game is a welcome development for everyone, as Tempe’s average historical temperature on September 28th is a sizzling 96 degrees.
USC is 18-10 all-time against Arizona State, and have won 12 of 13 games against the Sun Devils, including five of the last six in Tempe. The Trojans dropped their last trip to Sun Devil Stadium, faltering 43-22 in 2011.
Arizona State is currently 2-0 with a big win over Sacramento State of the FCS, and a controversial victory against Big Ten champion Wisconsin, this past Saturday. The Sun Devils head up to Palo Alto this week, as they put their No. 23 ranking on the line against No. 5 Stanford.
As for USC, it’s Chuckie Keeton and Utah State this week. The game will kickoff at 12:30 p.m. Pacific and will air on ABC regionally, and ESPN2 across the rest of the nation. As with all games on the ESPN family of network, it’ll be available for live streaming on Watch ESPN.