How to Watch Alabama vs. West Virginia Live Stream Online

Blake Sims, Alabama football

Blake Sims is expected to make his first career start Saturday against West Virginia. (Getty)

They went 11-2 last year with an appearance in a BCS bowl game. For 99 percent of college football programs, it would have been a season for the ages.

For Alabama, it was an abject disaster. And the second-ranked Crimson Tide is out to make amends when it opens the season Saturday afternoon against West Virginia.

Follow along here for live updates:

Here’s what you need to know about the game:

The Basics

WHO: Alabama vs. West Virginia

WHEN: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. Eastern time

WHERE: The Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Georgia

LINE: Alabama by 25 1/2

How to Watch on TV & Online

TV: Unless you live in the Chicago or San Francisco/Oakland/San Jose TV markets, you’ll get the game on ABC. If you’re in one of those markets, you’ll get Cal-Northwestern on ABC and Alabama-West Virginia on ESPN2. Click here to check out ABC and ESPN’s coverage maps.

LIVE STREAM: If you have a cable subscription that includes ESPN, you can watch online for free at on desktop or the WatchESPN app for mobile.

Heavy’s Pick

Alabama 48, West Virginia 7

‘Bama on a neutral field against a team that went 4-8 overall and 2-7 in the Big 12 last year? We’ll gladly lay the 25 1/2 points and take the Tide to cover.