Stream NCAA college football with a VPN

Published: Feb 26, 2019

How to watch college football live?

Pageantry. Tradition. Rivalries. The 2019-20 NCAA college football season is shaping up to be a season to remember!

After winning two national championships in three years, the Clemson Tigers are looking to overtake the Alabama Crimson Tide as the most dominant team in the college game. Can anyone stop the Tigers this year?

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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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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

Missed a game during bowl season? Jog your memory with the score recap below!

Dec. 15

* Celebration Bowl: Alcorn State 22-24 North Carolina A&T, 12 p.m. EST on ABC
* New Mexico Bowl: North Texas 13-52 Utah State, 1 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Cure Bowl: Tulane 41-24 Louisiana-Lafayette, 1:30 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network
* Las Vegas Bowl: Fresno State 31-20 Arizona State, 3:30 p.m. EST on ABC
* Camellia Bowl: Georgia Southern 23-21 Eastern Michigan, 5:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
* New Orleans Bowl: Middle Tennessee 13-45 Appalachian State, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 18

* Boca Raton Bowl: UAB 37-13 Northern Illinois, 7 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 19

* Frisco Bowl: San Diego State 0-27 Ohio, 8 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 20

* Gasparilla Bowl: Marshall 38-20 South Florida, 8 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 21

* Bahamas Bowl: Florida International 35-32 Toledo, 12:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Western Michigan 18-49 BYU, 4 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 22

* Birmingham Bowl: Memphis 34-37 Wake Forest, 12 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Armed Forces Bowl: Houston 14-70 Army, 3:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Dollar General Bowl: Buffalo 32-42 Troy, 7 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Hawaii Bowl: Hawaii 14-31 Louisiana Tech, 10:30 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 26

* First Responder Bowl: Boston College vs. Boise State, 1:30 p.m. EST on ESPN – CANCELLED
* Quick Lane Bowl: Minnesota 34-10 Georgia Tech, 5:15 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Cheez-It Bowl: Cal 7-10 TCU, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 27

* Independence Bowl: Temple 27-56 Duke, 1:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Pinstripe Bowl: Wisconsin 35-3 Miami, 5:15 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Texas Bowl: Baylor 45-38 Vanderbilt, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 28

* Arizona Bowl: Nevada 16-13 Arkansas State, 1:15 p.m. EST on CBS Sports Network
* Music City Bowl: Purdue 63-14 Auburn, 1:30 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Camping World Bowl: West Virginia 18-34 Syracuse, 5:15 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Alamo Bowl: No. 13 Washington State 28-26 No. 24 Iowa State, 9 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec 29:

* Peach Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 7 Michigan 15-41 No. 10 Florida, 12 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Cotton Bowl (National Semifinal): No. 2 Clemson 30-3 No. 3 Notre Dame, 4 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Orange Bowl (National Semifinal): No. 1 Alabama 45-34 No. 4 Oklahoma, 8 p.m. EST on ESPN

Dec. 31

* Military Bowl: Cincinnati 35-31 Virginia Tech, 12 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Sun Bowl: Stanford 14-13 Pitt, 1 p.m. EST on CBS
* Redbox Bowl: Oregon 7-6 Michigan State, 3 p.m. EST on Fox
* Liberty Bowl: Missouri 33-38 Oklahoma State, 3:45 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Holiday Bowl: Utah 20-31 Northwestern, 7 p.m. EST on FS1
* Gator Bowl: NC State 13-52 Texas A&M, 7:30 p.m. EST on ESPN

Jan. 1

* Outback Bowl: Mississippi State 22-27 Iowa, 12 p.m. EST on ESPN2
* Citrus Bowl: Kentucky 27-24 Penn State, 1 p.m. EST on ABC
* Fiesta Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 8 UCF 32-40 No. 11 LSU, 1 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Rose Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 6 Ohio State 28-23 No. 9 Washington, 5 p.m. EST on ESPN
* Sugar Bowl (New Year’s Six bowl): No. 5 Georgia 21-28 No. 15 Texas, 8:45 p.m. EST on ESPN

Jan. 7

* National Championship: No. 1 Alabama 16-44 No. 2 Clemson, 8 p.m. EST on ESPN

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2019-20 Heisman prediction

Kyler Murray is the 2018 Heisman Trophy winner. After trailing Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa all season in the Heisman odds, the Oklahoma Sooners QB claimed the award to give OU back-to-back Heisman winners (following Baker Mayfield in 2017).

With Murray weighing his future between the NFL and the MLB, the field is set for a new Stiff Arm Trophy winner. Tagovailoa is a deserved favorite, with his electric play this season leading the Crimson Tide to the top of the college football playoff rankings. Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence has also put up video game numbers and will be the undisputed QB1 for the Tigers next year. Will it be Tagovailoa or Lawrence in 2019? Who’s your pick to win the Heisman next year?

Can Clemson go back-to-back?

The Clemson Tigers are the kings of college football. Along with Alabama, the Tigers completed a perfect regular season and swept their opponents in the national semis. While many expected a close game in the natty, the Tigers delivered a dominant performance and dismantled the Tide in a 44-16 beatdown.

Will we be seeing these two juggernauts will play for all the marbles again next year? Who wins Alabama-Clemson V?

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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24 thoughts on “NCAA College Football

  1. I am an american living in Germany. I have an ExpressVPN account. I signed up for Youtube TV and it worked for one day. I guess Youtube figured out I was logging in with a VPN because I got a pop-up box telling me there was a VPN proxy and I needed to turn it off. I’m really disappointed because I thought I had finally found a solution to the German cable service (Kabel Deutschland/Vodafone) where they advertise a sports package only to remove the entire sport (ex. NFL) when the price is not cheap enough to carry out the entire season. That just happened this year with NCAA football. We got two or three games each weekend up until the Bowl season and playoffs. I missed both games (Alabama vs Oklahoma and Clemson vs Notre Dame). Needless to say the final will not be broadcast. Does anyone out there know if there is a way to get Youtube TV in a reliable fashion? Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

    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.)

  2. 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!

  3. 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

  4. 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?

  5. 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?

  6. 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?!

  7. 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!

  8. 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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