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Our streaming expert has the best ways to watch Ohio State vs. Wisconsin for free without cable

You’ve got a number of free trials you can choose from of various lengths and breadths.

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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

Even though the Buckeyes are on a nine-game winning streak against the Wisconsin Badgers, things always get a little hairy up in Camp Randall, so when No. 3 Ohio State takes on the Luke Fickell-led team at 7:30 p.m. ET on NBC, you will not want to miss a single second of the action.

However, as cord-cutting has become far more the norm than the exception across the United States, it would not be a surprise if you gave up cable or a live-streaming service following last year’s season only to realize that it’s the day of the game and you have no way to watch it.

And I know it can be incredibly confusing to find the best way to watch a game in today’s entertainment landscape. Fortunately for you, I am something of a streaming expert... no really, I write about streaming services for a living. So, I am going to walk you through the best — and cheapest — ways for you to stream today’s game.

Also, if you want to put a little money on the game over at DraftKings Sportsbook, not only would it make what could be a blowout even more exciting, but you could make enough cash to pay for a full month of cable or streaming!

How can I watch the Ohio State vs. Wisconsin college football game?

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m. ET
Broadcasters: Noah Eagle, Todd Blackledge, Kathryn Tappen
Betting Line: Ohio State -14.5 | 45.5 o/u
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.

Best Streaming Option to Watch Ohio State vs. Notre Dame: DIRECTV STREAM | 5-Day Free Trial

Last year, NBC signed a massive new media rights deal with the Big Ten Conference taking part of the rights that had once belonged to Disney and ESPN. That means that every week, NBCUniversal will broadcast a prime-time Big Ten game on NBC and exclusive games on the company’s streaming service Peacock, which you can get for $5.99 or $11.99 per month.

Like with the Big Ten Network, every team in the league will have a game on Peacock at some point this season — OSU’s was against Purdue in Week 6 — and tonight’s game will be simulcast on the streamer, as is every NBC game.

So, if you are looking to stream the game, DIRECTV STREAM is your best option. The live TV streaming service has the only guaranteed multi-day free trial in the industry and provides the most top cable channels of all of its competitors. The basic, Entertainment package comes with all of the major network channels — all of which have college football — ABC, CBS, Fox, and NBC. It also has ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1. Then, if you want to upgrade, other packages include the ACC Network, Big Ten Network, ESPNU, SEC Network, CBS Sports Network, Longhorn Network, and more.

What’s great about DIRECTV STREAM’s free trial is that you are able to sign up for whatever package you want for free. You don’t have to worry about being charged for upgraded plans. So, you can simply sign up for the top-tier Premier package — which normally costs $154.99 per month — enjoy all 140 channels for five days and then cancel.

Other Streaming Options for the Ohio State and Wisconsin Game:

Fubo: $84.99 per month, at least a one-day free trial
Sling TV: $40 per month, 50% off first month (NBC is only available in 11 media markets)
Peacock: $11.99 per month on Peacock Premium Plus (NBCU channels only)
Hulu + Live TV: $69.99 per month
YouTube TV: $72.99 per month

Join the conversation

Below is your Ohio State vs. Wisconsin 2023 game thread. Be respectful, be kind and — as always — keep it classy, BuckeyeNation. If you like GIFs, lay ‘em on us. In all, be good fans, cheer for your teams, be cool to each other (even if somebody else isn’t) and everyone wins. Let’s finish the season strong!

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.