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Our streaming expert has the best ways to watch Ohio State vs. Maryland 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.

Believe it or not, but there is legitimate reason to believe that the Maryland Terrapins are the fourth-best team in the Big Ten this season. Unfortunately for the Turtles, the three better teams are all in their division, making it difficult to imagine anything better than a 9-3 finish.

However, Mike Locksley’s squad will have a major opportunity to shock the world when they visit Ohio Stadium on Saturday, Oct. 7 at 12 noon ET as they take on the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes. As it is a game between two unbeaten B1G foes, the matchup will be Fox’s “Big Noon Saturday” game of the week.

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. Maryland college football game?

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Oct. 7 at 12 noon ET
TV: Fox
Broadcasters: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft
Betting Line: Ohio State -19.5 | 57 o/u
Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.

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

It is getting a little unusual for Ohio State games to not have a native streaming home. When their games air on CBS, they are also on Paramount+. If OSU plays on NBC, the games are also available to stream on Peacock — not to mention that next week’s Purdue game is a Peacock exclusive.

However, Fox does not have a subscription streaming service that broadcasts its live programming. 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 Maryland Game:

Fubo: $84.99 per month, at least a one-day free trial
Sling TV: $40 per month, 50% off first month (Fox is only available in select media markets)
Hulu + Live TV: $69.99 per month
YouTube TV: $72.99 per month

Join the conversation

Below is your Ohio State vs. Maryland 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.