Stream NCAA college football with a VPN

Published: Dec 8, 2018

How to watch college football live?

Pageantry. Tradition. Rivalries. The 2018-19 NCAA college football season heading for a spectacular finish!

After an upset-filled regular season, we’ve reached the best time of the year for football junkies. Catch every minute of bowl season with ExpressVPN and get four weeks of free streams!

Watch all of the action with ExpressVPN and get four weeks of free streams!

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How a VPN helps with college football streaming

Worried about missing a touchdown? A VPN helps you get into the end zone by routing your connection and traffic through a private server, free from throttling or bandwidth limits.

With ExpressVPN, you get easy-to-use apps for all your devices, letting you tune into your favorite football games anywhere, anytime!

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See College Football streaming options below!

How to watch NCAA college football games on WatchESPN (Cable)

If you have a U.S. cable subscription, use a supported internet service provider, or are a U.S. college student/military member, you can stream WatchESPN for free. WatchESPN gives you ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN3, the SEC Network, and other channels.

Here’s how to watch:

  1. Sign up for an ExpressVPN account
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Visit WatchESPN and sign in with your credentials
  4. Enjoy the games!

Stream college football live on Sling ($25/month)

Don’t have a cable subscription? No problem. Sling is an affordable, no-strings streaming package that includes ESPN. To subscribe to Sling, you will need to access the service from a U.S. IP address.

Not sure if you want to commit to Sling? Use the 7-day free trial! To get started:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Head to Sling and select a package, or use the free trial. You will need a U.S. credit card.
  4. Tune into the action!

Watch college football 2018-19 on YouTube TV ($40/month)

At $40/month, YouTube TV give you the ESPN networks, CBS Sports, FS1 and FS2, BTN, Pac-12, and SEC Network. There’s a 14-day free trial available too! To watch:

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN
  2. Connect to a U.S. server location
  3. Go to YouTube TV
  4. Touchdown!

Stream College Football games on PlayStation Vue ($45/month)

PlayStation Vue offers a variety of streaming bundles, with the core $45 plan giving you access to NBC, FOX, CBS, and ESPN. Select plans have a 7-day free trial.

Wondering how to get pristine, HD streams? Learn how to watch PlayStation Vue with ExpressVPN.

  1. Sign up for ExpressVPN and download the app on your devices.
  2. Connect to an ExpressVPN server in the USA.
  3. See all PlayStation Vue bundles and select your plan.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Pro Tip: Use the above free trails together for one month of free streams!

College football bowl games and playoff schedule

There’s a lot of football that’s going to be played for the next month:

Here’s your game-by-game guide to bowl season:

Dec. 15

* Celebration Bowl: Alcorn State vs. North Carolina A&T, 9 a.m. PT on ABC
* New Mexico Bowl: North Texas vs. Utah State, 11 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Cure Bowl: Tulane vs Louisiana-Lafayette, 11:30 a.m. PT on CBS Sports Network
* Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State vs. Arizona State, 12:30 p.m. PT on ABC
* Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern vs. Eastern Michigan, 2:30 p.m. PT on ESPN
* New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee vs. Appalachian State, 6 p.m. PT, ESPN

Dec. 18

* Boca Raton Bowl: UAB vs. Northern Illinois, 4 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 19

* Frisco Bowl: San Diego State vs. Ohio, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 20

* Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall vs. South Florida, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 21

* Bahamas Bowl: Florida International vs. Toledo, 9:30 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan vs. BYU, 1 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 22

* Birmingham Bowl: Memphis vs. Wake Forest, 9 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Armed Forces Bowl: Houston vs. Army, 12:30 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo vs. Troy, 4 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii vs. Louisiana Tech, 6:30 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 26

* First Responder Bowl: Boston College vs. Boise State, 10:30 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech, 2:15 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Cheez-It Bowl: Cal vs. TCU, 6 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 27

* Independence Bowl: Temple vs. Duke, 10:30 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Miami, 2:15 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Texas Bowl: Baylor vs. Vanderbilt, 6 p.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 28

* Music City Bowl: Purdue vs. Auburn, 10:30 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Camping World Bowl: West Virginia vs. Syracuse, 2:15 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Alamo Bowl: No. 13 Washington State vs. No. 24 Iowa State, 6 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Belk Bowl: South Carolina vs. Virginia, noon PT on ABC
* Arizona Bowl: Nevada vs. Arkansas State, 10:15 a.m. PT on CBS Sports Network

Dec 29:

* Orange Bowl (National Semifinal): No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 4 Oklahoma, 5 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Cotton Bowl (National Semifinal): No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Notre Dame, 1 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Peach Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 7 Michigan vs. No. 10 Florida, 9 a.m. PT on ESPN

Dec. 31

* Military Bowl: Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech, 9 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Sun Bowl: Stanford vs. Pitt, 11 a.m. PT on CBS
* Redbox Bowl: Oregon vs. Michigan State, noon PT on Fox
* Liberty Bowl: Missouri vs. Oklahoma State, 12:45 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Holiday Bowl: Utah vs. Northwestern, 4 p.m. PT on FS1
* Gator Bowl: NC State vs. Texas A&M, 4:30 p.m. PT on ESPN

Jan. 1

* Outback Bowl: Mississippi State vs. Iowa, 9 a.m. PT on ESPN2
* Citrus Bowl: Kentucky vs. Penn State, 10 a.m. PT on ABC
* Fiesta Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 8 UCF vs. No. 11 LSU, 11 a.m. PT on ESPN
* Rose Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 6 Ohio State vs. No. 9 Washington, 2 p.m. PT on ESPN
* Sugar Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 15 Texas, 5:45 p.m. PT on ESPN

Jan. 7

* National Championship: TBD vs. TBD

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2018-19 Heisman winner prediction

With Saquon Barkley off to the NFL, Jonathan Taylor is undisputedly the best running back in the college game and a worthy Heisman favorite. With his electrifying pace and no-nonsense running, Taylor has a good chance to be the first running back to win the award since Derrick Henry in 2015.

That said, the Heisman voters still love a good dual-threat quarterback. With eight of the ten previous winners being mobile gunslingers, can Tua Tagovailoa continue his outstanding campaign and become the third Crimson Tide player to win the Stiff Arm Trophy? After Tagovailoa, Oklahoma‘s Kyler Murray is another favorite who’s lit up the stat sheet. Will Taylor, Tagovailoa, and Murray finish in the top three?

Are you ready for bowl season?

The “big” bowls may be a few weeks away, but Arizona State vs. Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl should guarantee a lot of offense and a ton of points.

Also keep an eye on Northern Illinois vs. UAB in the Boca Raton Bowl. The Huskies recently overcame a 19-point deficit in the MAC Championship Game and should have little trouble piling points on the Blazers.

What are your predictions for the first week of bowl season? Leave your predictions in the comments below, and be sure to contact ExpressVPN Support Team by live chat if you have any questions!

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22 thoughts on “NCAA College Football

    1. Hi Johnny,

      For the best experience, you should enter a Zip code that matches the VPN location you’re connected to.

      For example, if you’re connected to New York, try googling “New York zip code” and enter what you see. (e.g. 10001, 10005, etc.)

  1. Hi,
    I am ex Military living in Germany and would love to watch some SEC Football here online. Is there going to be a problem with the Germany NTSC signal and the USA PAL system with streaming here in Germany??

    Roll Tide!

    1. Hi Don,

      You should have no problem using ExpressVPN to watch streams in NTSC or PAL since the VPN does not discriminate between the video standards you use. Rather, ExpressVPN helps you encrypt your traffic and avoid ISP throttling. If you run into any issues, please contact Support at for assistance.

      p.s. Congrats on that Tennessee win. Brutal!

  2. Hi
    I live in Australia, have FOXTEL but get very few College Games or ESPNU. I have not heard of SLING; will it allow me to watch the games that are not televised on FOXTEL and will I get access to ESPNU?

    Many thanks

    1. Hi Ross,

      Sling provides a comprehensive package of channels, including ESPN. Sling TV customers get ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN3 with the Sling Orange service. If you get the Sports Extra, you’ll get SEC Network, ESPNU, ESPNEWS and ESPN Buzzer Beater.

      You’ll need a U.S. IP address to access Sling (including its free trial). For that, you can use a VPN. If you run into issues setting up, feel free to contact Support at

    2. We live in Australia and do not have cable. My husband ants to watch the Georgia Alabama game. Ho would we do that?

      1. Hi Patti,

        ExpressVPN can help you watch national championship game streams no matter where you are.

        Just fire up the ExpressVPN app then head to ESPN, YouTube TV, or Sling (you may need a subscription for these services but many offer free trials) and you’ll be able to watch in HD, with no throttling or blackouts!

        If you run into a problem, please contact Support at

  3. A person living in the UK. Can NOT log-in using his dad’s AT&T universe account but can’t watch anything. Could this be due to his IP address being in the UK? And if so, the VPN would be able to bypass that problem?

    My comment: I though you were hidden and therefore no one would know where your at. Does any website know my current IP address?

  4. Hello,

    I am from the US but am currently living in the UK. I have the log-in info for my dad’s AT&T uverse account but can’t successfully watch anything. Could this be due to my IP address being in the UK? And if so, the VPN would be able to bypass that problem?

  5. Hi there,
    My husband is a HUGE NCAA college football fan, as he went to high school in the states. For 5 years we have tried countless ways to try and stream Oregon Ducks games live, with no success, and unfortunately a few computer viruses that resulted from sketchy sites. We live in Edmonton, Alberta – Canada. I have researched and found that Sling TV offers the Pac-12 Network with their package, and you don not require to have a cable subscription to their provider which is Dish – but it’s only available to US residents. My question: If we get the VPN service, will this allow us to subscribe to Sling TV and finally get to watch the games?!

  6. I am traveling in France and want to watch the OU/OSU game tomorrow (11:30 CST) that is being aired on FOX. Can i do this on your system? If I use your product, can I buy it for just the game I want or do I need to buy and month and then just cancel after I use the service?

    1. Hi Darrell,

      You can try ExpressVPN for 30 days free. So do give the app a try, bowl season is coming and there’s going to be a ton of football to watch!

    1. Hi Mike,

      Yep! No matter where you are, simply connect to one of ExpressVPN’s U.S. server locations and you’re set to enjoy college football games on your streaming subscription!

    1. Hi Sandy,

      A VPN is needed because Sling subscriptions only work for U.S. IP addresses. By using a VPN, you’ll be able to stream on Sling and access any other online media site you want!

  7. Can I watch Clemson University football games on ESPN via your service. I have Time Warner internet, but no cable service.
    Also, can I download torrents and seed torrents?

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