Being the Monday before gameweek, the kickoff time for the USC Trojans vs. Colorado Buffaloes game on November 23rd was set to be released this morning. But due to contractual liberties of the Pac-12 television partners, the game’s time remains in limbo as the networks have exercised their right to make as little as a 5-day selection for the rights.
Announcement of USC-Colorado game start time has been delayed. TV networks will tell us, by next Monday, when game starts.
— Rich Hammond (@RegisterUSC) November 11, 2013
The same right was used last week in determining this week’s USC vs. Stanford television slot, and was in effect twice last November, including the rivalry game with UCLA. Both of those games last year wound up on the Pac-12 Networks.
As of now, the Colorado game will likely see the same fate, given the opposite trajectories of the two teams. USC sits at 4-2 in Pac-12 play, while Colorado is still awaiting their first conference win of the season.
The Buffs host the win-less Cal Bears on Saturday, in a game that will decide the Pac-12’s cellar.
USC is 2-0 against Colorado since the Buffs joined the Pac-12, having won on a Friday night in Boulder back in November 2011 and at the LA Coliseum last October. The Trojans have taken the two games by a combined score of 92-23.
Troy is 7-0 all-time against Colorado, holding the Buffs to six or fewer points on four occasions, including a 40-3 road victory over the defending Big 12 Champion and 18th-ranked Buffaloes in 2002.