Nearly 20,000 fans will attend the Ohio State spring football game at Ohio Stadium in Columbus on Saturday.
The game starts at Noon ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. But if you don’t have cable, here are several different ways you can watch a live stream of the 2021 Ohio State spring game online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2021 Ohio State spring game live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also comes with 250 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most games on-demand within three days of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
AT&T TV has four different channel packages: “Entertainment”, “Choice”, “Ultimate” and “Premier.” The Big Ten Network is in the “Choice” and above bundles, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want for your free 14-day trial.
Note that the free trial isn’t advertised as such, but your “due today” amount will be $0 when signing up. If you watch on your computer, phone or tablet, you won’t be charged for 14 days. If you watch on a streaming device on your TV (Roku, Firestick, Apple TV, etc.), you will be charged for the first month, but you can get still get a full refund if you cancel before 14 days:
Once signed up for AT&T TV, you can watch the 2021 Ohio State spring game live on the AT&T TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the AT&T TV website.
If you can’t watch live, AT&T TV also comes with 20 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours).
You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:
Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2021 Ohio State spring game live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.
If you can’t watch live, Hulu with Live TV also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Ohio State Spring Game 2021 Preview
The Buckeyes have one primary question looming over them: They have yet to determine Justin Fields’ successor, and that will likely be the prominent storyline following them around until they do. C.J. Stroud, Jack Miller and Kyle McCord will all be competing for the role of starting quarterback, with very big shoes to fill in Fields’ departure.
Head coach Ryan Day knows better than anyone what the team’s current quarterback situation looks like heading into the weekend, and he shared some of his thoughts with the media this week.
“Guys have had good days,” Day said, per the Columbus Dispatch. “Guys have had not-so-good days. Guys have good reps and not-so-good reps. And that’s what happens when you have young quarterbacks. There’s a lot to improve on with all three guys. They need a million reps. The minute you think one guy is taking a step forward, he does something foolish, and then somebody else will make a play. And then they’re coming on and then it flips the other way. But that’s expected.”
Day also confirmed that there will be no tackling in OSU’s spring game. There will be contact for all players other than quarterbacks, but no player will be taking another to the ground in this one, with safety a top priority.
With the first half slated to be a competitive game, and plans to switch to a controlled scrimmage in the second half, it should be both exciting and low-key at the same time. The Buckeyes coach says he’s not worried about the lack of tackling or contact in the game, either.
“We’ve actually done a good amount of tackling this spring … There’s been three or four practices where we’ve had 60-plus snaps of guys getting tackled to the ground and live scrimmages … So we’re gonna stay up to kind of stay healthy here for the game,” Day said about the spring game, via Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors.
Ohio State finished 7-1 last season, losing only in the championship game to Alabama. The Buckeyes took down Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tigers in the Sugar Bowl the week before they lost the championship, so Day and company will have to pull off a few minor miracles, particularly at quarterback, if they want to come anywhere close to what they did over the last two seasons when they went to the championship game.
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