History will be made when the FOX television broadcasting network airs its first live prime-time regular season college football game. September 1st, the University of Hawaii Warriors will be hosted by the University of Southern California Trojans on FOX at 4:30 PM Pacific Time in the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.
This 2012 event for FOX will mark the first regular season game ever in the company's history. This is the season opener for both schools along with being the first weekend for college football. FOX's affiliate of stations and cable outlets, such as Fox Sports and FX, have shown live games on prime time but never on the network itself. This will be part of a larger approach to Saturday night broadcasts in prime time and will include more Major League Baseball games in the same time slot.
FOX has pre-announced their schedule of college football matchups including the following week's game that will again be based in the Los Angeles area but this time at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. The Nebraska Cornhuskers will visit the UCLA Bruins on September 8th. The week after (September 15), they move up the coast to Palo Alto, California, where the Stanford Cardinal will host the USC Trojans (source - USC Trojans).
There are some who think USC will be the number one ranked team in the country coming into this contest. Trojan quarterback Matt Barkley is presumed to be the leading candidate for the Heisman Trophy in 2012.
This gridiron battle will arguably be the biggest stage Hawaii has played on since their game at the 2008 Sugar Bowl against the Georgia Bulldogs. Norm Chow will be making his head coaching debut after decades of being an assistant coach. And Chow will be going up against a school he was a two-time national champion with as the offensive coordinator.
The last time these two teams met was in 2010 at Aloha Stadium in which Lane Kiffin made his head coaching debut for USC - the Trojans won 49-36 (source - ESPN).
The television picture is clearing up as the 2012 college football season moves closer.
Sources - FOX, Star Advertiser
Through thick and thin, Daryle has been a huge fan of Hawaii, visiting there as a second home for over 40 years. Go 'Bows! Daryle lived in Los Angeles Ca. most of his life and has been a longtime fan of USC, having closely followed the Trojans since he was just a youngster. Fight On!