Utah Utes players gather on the field before the game between the Utah Utes and the USC Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020. (Courtesy of Deseret News)
SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – ESPN’s television broadcast missed an offensive series by Utah during the third quarter of the game between the Utes and the No. 20 USC Trojans.
The Utes hosted the Trojans at Rice-Eccles Stadium on Saturday, November 21.
Late in the third quarter, ESPN’s cameras went dark and left viewers without game action.
The situation was a literal #Pac12AfterDark situation.
Play-by-play announcer Dave Flemming and analyst Rod Gilmore, who were not in attendance and called the game remotely, were left to describe the situation without being present inside Rice-Eccles Stadium.
After several minutes and a commercial break, the cameras came back online and the broadcast continued.
Without the televised action, the Utes’ offense began to move the ball downfield.
The Utes trailed the Trojans 30-17 as the two teams ended the third quarter.
USC vs. Utah is broadcast on ESPN and 700 AM.