Watch college football live streams

Updated: December 7, 2021

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The 2021 college football season kicked off on Saturday, August 28 and now the regular season is over. This page will fill you in on how to stream the games, as well as the bowl game and CFB schedule.

Stream NCAA college football live on Sling TV

Price: 10 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPN 3, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, NBC, NFL Network, SEC Network (“Sports Extra” add-on), Pac-12 Network (“Sports Extra” add-on).

Sling TV offers many channels for watching NCAA football live streams mentioned above. To acquire SEC Network and Pac-12 Network channels get the “Sports Extra” add-on for Sling TV for an extra 10 USD/month. Games aired on the ESPN channels will be simulcast on ESPN Deportes available via Sling TV (choose the “Best of Spanish” add-on) or Hulu. A three-day free trial is available.

To watch college football on Sling TV:

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

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Note: In order to get Sling TV’s free trial you must use the Sling TV app as opposed to signing up on the website

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Watch NCAA football live streams on Hulu + Live TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, ACCN, BTN, CBS, CBSSN, ESPN, ESPN 2, ESPNU, Fox, FS1, FSN, NBC, and SEC Network

Hulu offers almost every channel for streaming college football. Games aired on the ESPN channels will be simulcast on ESPN Deportes (available via Sling TV or Hulu with the “Espanol” add-on). There’s a seven-day free trial available.

To watch college football on Hulu + Live TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Go to Hulu and select a plan. If you’re watching through a web browser, use the ExpressVPN browser extension.
  4. Catch all the action!

Learn more about watching Hulu with ExpressVPN.

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Watch college football live streams online on fuboTV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: BTN, CBS, CBSSN, Fox, FS1, NBC, NFL Network, Pac-12 Network

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

Not sure if you want to commit to fuboTV? Use the seven-day free trial.

To watch college football on fuboTV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Visit fuboTV and use the free trial. You will need a U.S. credit card. If you’re watching in a web browser, download and use the ExpressVPN browser extension before accessing the stream.
  4. Tune in to the games!

Learn more about watching fuboTV with ExpressVPN.

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Watch NCAA college football on YouTube TV

Price: 65 USD/month and up

Channels: ABC, BTN, CBS, CBSSN, ESPN, Fox, FS1, NBC, NFL Network, SEC Network

YouTube TV provides secure access to all the major networks broadcasting the 2021 college football season, including ABC, CBS, Fox, Fox Sports, NBC, ESPN, and ESPN2. A five-day free trial is available.

Note: You may need a valid U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal to subscribe to YouTube TV. You can still subscribe to YouTube TV via Google Play, even if you don’t have a U.S. credit/debit card.

To watch college football live on YouTube TV:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a secure server location in the United States, such as Chicago. For assistance, contact ExpressVPN Support via live chat.
  3. Head to YouTube TV and use the free trial.
  4. Enjoy the games!

Watch college football streams online on ESPN+

Price: 7 USD/month or 70 USD/year

You can tune in to select CFB games live on ESPN+, starting at 7 USD/month. ESPN+ is also available in a bundle with Disney+ and Hulu’s on-demand service for 14 USD/month.

To watch college football on ESPN+:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Visit ESPN+ and sign up. You may need to enter a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104).
  4. Enjoy the games!

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Watch Notre Dame football games on Peacock Premium

Price: 5 USD/month

Peacock will carry every Fighting Irish home game during the 2021 football season, and will be the exclusive broadcaster of Notre Dame’s home opener against Toledo on September 11.  A seven-day free trial is available for Peacock.

To watch Notre Dame football on Peacock:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Go to the Peacock TV website and sign up (5 USD/month). You may need to provide a valid U.S. postal code (e.g., 10001, 48104) and pay with a U.S. credit/debit card or PayPal account.
  4. Enjoy the game!

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Follow college football results on ESPN Radio

Price: Free

ESPN Radio offers an online audio broadcast of many NCAA football games broadcasted on ESPN. The best thing is, it’s completely free! To listen:

  1. Get ExpressVPN.
  2. Connect to a server location in the U.S.
  3. Head to the official website of ESPN Radio.
  4. You’re all set!

College Football Playoff

Cotton Bowl: Alabama (1) vs. Cincinnati (4)

When: Friday, December 31, 3:30 p.m. E.T.

Where to watch: ESPN – Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV

Orange Bowl: Michigan (2) vs. Georgia (3)

When: Friday, December 31, 7:30 p.m. E.T.

Where to watch: ESPN – Hulu + Live TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV

National Championship Game

When: Monday, January 10, 8:00 p.m. E.T.

Where to watch: ESPN – Hulu + Live TV, Sling TV, fuboTV, and YouTube TV

Bowl Game Schedule

DateBowlTime and Broadcaster Teams
December 17Bahamas12:00 p.m. (ESPN)Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo
December 17Cure6:00 p.m. (ESPN2)Northern Illinois vs. Central Carolina
December 18Boca Raton11:oo a.m. (ESPN)Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State
December 18New Mexico2:15 p.m. (ESPN)UTEP vs. Fresno State
December 18Independence3:30 p.m. (ABC)BYU vs. UAB
December 18Lending Tree5:45 p.m. (ESPN)Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty
December 18L.A.7:30 p.m. (ABC)Utah State vs. Oregon State
December 18New Orleans9:15 p.m. (ESPN)Louisiana vs. Marshall
December 20Myrtle Beach2:30 p.m. (ESPN)Tulsa vs. Old Dominion
December 21Famous Idaho Potato3:30 p.m. (ESPN)Kent State vs. Wyoming
December 21Frisco7:30 p.m. (ESPN)UTSA vs. San Diego State
December 22Armed Forces8:00 p.m. (ESPN)Army vs. Missouri
December 23Frisco Classic3:30 p.m. (ESPN)Miami (OH) vs. North Texas
December 23Gasarilla7:30 p.m. (ABC)Florida vs. UCF
December 24Hawai’i8:00 p.m. (ESPN)Memphis vs. Hawai’i
December 25Camellia2:30 p.m. (ESPN)Ball State vs. Georgia State
December 27Quick Lane11:00 a.m. (ESPN)Western Michigan vs. Nevada
December 27Military2:30 p.m. (ESPN)ECU vs. Boston College
December 28Birmingham12:00 p.m. (ESPN)Houston vs. Auburn
December 28First Responder3:15 p.m. (ESPN)Louisville vs. Air Force
December 28Holiday5:00 p.m. (Fox)UCLA vs. NC State
December 28Liberty6:45 p.m. (ESPN)Texas Tech vs. Mississippi State
December 29Fenway11:00 a.m. (ESPN)Virginia vs. SMU
December 29Pinstripe2:15 p.m. (ESPN)Virginia Tech vs. Maryland
December 29Cheez-It5:45 p.m. (ESPN)Clemson vs. Iowa State
December 29Alamo9:15 p.m. (ESPN)Oklahoma vs. Oregon
December 30Duke’s Mayo11:30 a.m. (ESPN)North Carolina vs. South Carolina
December 30Music City3:00 p.m. (ESPN)Purdue vs. Tennessee
December 30Peach7:00 p.m. (ESPN)Michigan State vs. Pittsburgh
December 30Las Vegas10:30 p.m. (ESPN)Wisconsin vs. Arizona State
December 31TaxSlayer11:00 a.m. (ESPN)Wake Forest vs. Texas A&M
December 31Tony the Tiger12:30 p.m. (CBS)Miami (FL) vs. Washington St.
December 31Arizona4:30 p.m. (Barstool)Central Michigan vs. Boise State
January 1Outback12:00 p.m. (ESPN2)Penn State vs. Arkansas
January 1Citrus1:00 p.m. (ABC)Iowa vs. Kentucky
January 1Fiesta1:00 p.m. (ESPN)Notre Dame vs. Oklahoma State
January 1Rose5:00 p.m. (ESPN)Ohio State vs. Utah
January 1Sugar8:45 p.m (ESPN)Baylor vs. Ole Miss
January 4Texas Bowl9:00 p.m. (ESPN)Kansas State vs. LSU

Final college football rankings 

The regular season is over, and here are the final rankings:

  1. Alabama Crimson Tide
  2. Michigan Wolverines
  3. Georgia Bulldogs
  4. Cincinnati Bearcats
  5. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
  6. Baylor Bears
  7. Ohio State Buckeyes
  8. Ole Miss Rebels
  9. Oklahoma State Cowboys
  10. Utah Utes
  11. Michigan State Spartans
  12. BYU Cougars
  13. Pitt Panthers
  14. Oklahoma Sooners
  15. Oregon Ducks
  16. Louisiana Ragin Cajuns
  17. Iowa Hawkeyes
  18. NC State Wolfpack
  19. Clemson Tigers
  20. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
  21. Houston Cougars
  22. Arkansas Razorbacks
  23. Texas A&M Aggies
  24. UTSA Roadrunners
  25. Kentucky Wildcats

2021 NCAA football calendar

Here are the big dates for NCAA Football in 2021:

Date (ET)Event
August 28, 2021Regular season starts
December 18, 2021Post-season starts
December 31, 2021College Football Playoff semifinals
January 10, 2022College Football Playoff championship game

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