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Arizona Football to host USC, COVID-19 permitting

Posted at 9:28 PM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 23:38:54-05

TUCSON, Arizona — Arizona football will try again to play its season opener this Saturday against USC, although it is COVID-19 permitting.

The Wildcats were just a few hours from traveling to Utah last Friday when the Utes had to cancel.

"We were practicing, and at that point, you are about to eat lunch, get on a bus and head to the airport and go," said head coach Kevin Sumlin. "And there were some extremely frustrated young men, some tears, as they’ve put a lot of work into it."

Instead Arizona watched on TV as USC quarterback Kedon Slovis help the Trojans come back to beat ASU.

"You’ve got a young quarterback that is playing at a high level," added Sumlin, referring to this week's opponent. "You've got four receivers that are all different, but all are dangerous."

USC is ranked 20th in the AP Top 25 Poll. As of now, it’s a 1:30 kickoff on Fox. There won’t be any fans at Arizona Stadium.