The Pac-12 announced a six-day hold on the kickoff time this morning for the October 1 game, meaning the conference and its television partners will announce the start time on Sunday morning.
Based off past schedules this season and kickoff times already revealed for that Saturday, it appears the game will start at either 5:30 p.m. on FOX, 6:30 p.m. on the Pac-12 Networks, or 7:30 p.m. on ESPN.
Arizona State is 11-7 in evening kickoffs dating back to the start of the 2014 season.
This year’s Sun Devils have played three night games to start the season, and that number will rise to four after their next game on Saturday.
Outside of this week’s 7:00 p.m. start against California, only two other kickoff times (Nov. 10 vs. Utah and Nov. 25 at Arizona) are known for the rest of the season. Both are weekday games and are scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.
Todd Graham’s team sits at 3-0 after the completion of non-conference play, with Pac-12 action beginning on Saturday at Sun Devil Stadium.