Tuesday, December 28, 2021

How to watch the bowl games: Day 10

There are 44 college bowl games/playoff games this year. The first two were on December 17, and the last one, the national championship game, will be on January 10. In all, 86 schools will have played games this post-season.

Streamers used to have a difficult time watching the games live -- at least legally -- but that changed in the 2015 season when the first live streaming service, Sling TV, launched. Now, there are several live streaming services, and you have lots of options when it comes to watching bowl games.

The Games

Five games are on the schedule today.

Tuesday, December 28

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl

12 PM on ESPN

Houston (11-2) vs. Auburn (6-6)

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl

3:15 PM on ESPN

Air Force (9-3) vs. Louisville (6-6)

AutoZone Liberty Bowl

6:45 PM on ESPN

Mississippi State (7-5) vs. Texas Tech (6-6)

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl

8:00 PM on Fox

California-Los Angeles (8-4) vs. North Carolina State (9-3)

Guaranteed Rate Bowl

10:15 PM on ESPN

West Virginia (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4)

How to Watch

Today's game will be on a streaming service, with one of the games also available over the air.

Here are the services for each network.


ESPN carries the most games. A few are carried on ESPN2. All services that carry ESPN also carry ESPN2:

  • Sling Orange ($35)
  • Sling Orange + Blue ($50)
  • Vidgo ($55)
  • YouTube TV ($65)
  • Fubo ($65)
  • Hulu+Live TV ($70)
  • DirecTV Stream ($70)


If you have an antenna, you can watch for free. If not, and you decide to go with a streaming service, you have some options:

  • Antenna (free)
  • Sling Blue, select markets only ($35)
  • Sling Orange + Blue ($50)
  • YouTube TV ($65)
  • Fubo ($65)
  • Hulu+Live TV ($70)
  • DirecTV Stream ($70)

If you have an antenna for the broadcast networks, the cheapest way to watch all of the bowl games is Sling Orange ($35). If you don't have an antenna, the cheapest way to watch them all is with either Hulu+Live TV, YouTube TV, or Fubo. They're $65. Note that Hulu+Live TV will go up on price by $5 on December 21.

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