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Our streaming expert has the best ways to watch college football on Ohio State’s bye week

We’ve also got the lines for all of the biggest games of the day.

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

Coming off of the physically and emotionally draining win in South Bend last weekend, the bye week probably comes at a perfect time for the Ohio State Buckeyes. However, as a fan, you might not be looking forward to a Saturday without OSU on the field. Fortunately, there are plenty of other college football games to keep you occupied from noon until midnight.

Interestingly, there are 15 games featuring at least one ranked team on Saturday, and in 12 of them, the visiting team is ranked. There are three ranked-on-ranked matchups, but considering how many ranked road squads there are in action today, there could be some really goofy things happening on fields around the country.

So, what should you do if you want to watch as many big games during Week 5 as possible? Well, first, check out the schedule of games involving ranked teams, with a few other interesting ones thrown in to boot. Then take a look below to see my recommendation as to what streaming service you should sign up for to watch all of the day’s action.

But why should you listen to me, well, I’m kind 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.

Week 5 Games to Watch

Time (ET) Visiting Team Home Team Line Outlet Recommended Streaming Service
Time (ET) Visiting Team Home Team Line Outlet Recommended Streaming Service
12 noon No. 6 Penn State Northwestern PSU -27 BTN DIRECTV STREAM
12 noon No. 8 USC Colorado USC -21.5 FOX Hulu + Live TV
12 noon No. 22 Florida Kentucky UK -1.5 ESPN DIRECTV STREAM
12 noon Texas A&M Arkansas TAMU -6 SEC Network DIRECTV STREAM
12 noon Clemson Syracuse Clemson -7 ABC Hulu + Live TV
3:30 p.m. No. 1 Georgia Auburn UGA -14 CBS DIRECTV STREAM
3:30 p.m. No. 2 Michigan Nebraska UM -17.5 FOX Hulu + Live TV
3:30 p.m. No. 24 Kansas No. 3 Texas UT -16 ABC Hulu + Live TV
3:30 p.m. Indiana Maryland Maryland -14.5 BTN DIRECTV STREAM
4 p.m. No. 23 Missouri Vanderbilt Mizzou -14 SEC Network DIRECTV STREAM
6 p.m. No. 13 LSU No. 20 Ole Miss LSU -2.5 ESPN DIRECTV STREAM
6:30 p.m. No. 9 Oregon Stanford Ore. -27 Pac-12 Network Sling TV
7 p.m. Iowa State No. 14 Oklahoma OU -20 FS1 DIRECTV STREAM
7:30 p.m. No. 11 Notre Dame No. 17 Duke ND -5.5 ABC Hulu + Live TV
7:30 p.m. South Carolina No. 21 Tennessee Tenn. -11.5 SEC Network DIRECTV STREAM
9 p.m. No. 12 Alabama Mississippi State Bama -14.5 ESPN DIRECTV STREAM
10 p.m. No. 7 Washington Arizona UW -19.5 Pac-12 Network Sling TV
10:30 p.m. Nevada No. 25 Fresno State Fres. St. -24.5 FS1 DIRECTV STREAM

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

If you are looking to stream as many of Saturday’s games as possible, 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.

Best Streaming Options to Watch College Football Games:

Fubo: $84.99 per month, at least a one-day free trial
Sling TV: $40 per month, 50% off first month | Does not carry CBS. ABC, NBC, FOX in select markets
Hulu + Live TV: $69.99 per month | Includes Disney+, ESPN+ subscription
YouTube TV: $72.99 per month
ESPN+: $9.99 per month | Exclusive games
Peacock: $11.99 per month | Exclusive Big Ten games

Join the conversation

Below is your Week 5 college football 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!

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