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Arizona State Set To Host Wisconsin On National Television

The Sun Devils and Badgers will battle in primetime on Saturday night in Tempe.

The Sun Devils will have a tougher time finding the end zone against a ranked Badgers squad.
The Sun Devils will have a tougher time finding the end zone against a ranked Badgers squad.
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One week prior to the showdown between Arizona State and Wisconsin, ESPN announced that the network plans on televising the game in primetime on the West Coast.

The ESPN family of networks purchased the rights to this highly anticipated Pac-12/Big 10 matchup, but it took until Saturday afternoon for the network to decide that the game would air on its main network.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. at Sun Devil Stadium and Arizona State will urge its fans to wear black in support of the blackout game theme.

The Badgers and the Sun Devils will complete a home-and-home series that began with Arizona State's trip to Madison in 2010. The No. 11 Badgers needed a blocked extra point attempt in the 4th quarter to secure a 20-19 victory over the unranked Sun Devils.

This year the Badgers travel to Tempe ranked No. 20 in the AP poll while the Sun Devils sit on the cusp of the national rankings as the first team out in the "Others Receiving Votes" category.

Wisconsin is led by first-year head coach Gary Andersen who came to the Badgers after compiling a 26-24 record in four seasons at Utah State.

The Badgers sport a record of 2-0 with shutout victories against Massachusetts and Tennessee Tech while the Sun Devils opened the season with a 55-0 win over Sacramento State on Thursday evening.

Our comprehensive game coverage will begin Monday morning at 9 a.m. PT with the "First Look" at the Wisconsin Badgers.