The Pac-12 has released the 2012 football schedule. Once again, Utah will play the first game of the year, an opener against a lower-division foe, as Northern Colorado will visit Rice Eccles on the last Thursday of August. For the first time ever, all the games will be nationally televised this year.
One obvious highlight to the schedule is a Thursday night home game with USC, which will likely be featured on a prime ESPN or Fox channel. Utah and USC both have a bye week before the game, so there should be a lot of buildup coming into it.
Utah's schedule is as follows:
Thur., Aug. 30 - Northern Colorado at Utah
Sat. Sept. 8 - Utah at Utah State
Sat., Sept. 15 - BYU at Utah
Sat., Sept. 22 - Utah at Arizona State
Thurs., Oct. 4 - USC at Utah
Sat., Oct. 13 - Utah at UCLA
Sat., Oct. 20 - Utah at Oregon State
Sat., Oct. 27 - California at Utah
Sat., Nov. 3 - Washington State at Utah
Sat., Nov. 10 - Utah at Washington
Sat., Nov. 17 - Arizona at Utah
Fri., Nov. 23 - Utah at Colorado
The Pac-12 Championship Game will be Friday, Nov. 30