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UCLA's football opener against Texas A&M moved to Sunday, Sept. 3

UCLA's football opener against Texas A&M moved to Sunday, Sept. 3
UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen is pressured by Texas A&M's Myles Garrett during a game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, on Sept. 3, 2016. (Sam Craft / AP)

UCLA announced Wednesday that its football season opener against Texas A&M at the Rose Bowl has been pushed back one day to Sunday, Sept. 3, to give the game more of a featured television time slot before the start of the NFL season.

The game will start at 4:30 p.m. or 5 p.m. PDT on a station to be announced later.

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The Aggies defeated the Bruins, 31-24, in overtime last season at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas, after UCLA rallied from a 24-9 deficit in the fourth quarter. UCLA quarterback Josh Rosen, who engineered that late comeback with passes that went for a touchdown and a two-point conversion, is expected to be back for the rematch after undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery in November.

The Bruins will open spring football practice on Tuesday morning on campus.

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