How to Watch Akron vs Ohio State Game Online Without Cable

TreVeyon Henderson

Getty TreVeyon Henderson looks for another monster game for Ohio State after his 277-yard effort last week.

A new quarterback will take the field for No. 10 Ohio State, which will face Akron on Saturday in Columbus, Ohio.

The game (7:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Big Ten Network. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of Akron vs Ohio State online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network, the BTN alternates (an overflow channel for when multiple games on BTN overlap) and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Akron vs Ohio State live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

You can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your FuboTV credentials to log in and watch.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Akron vs Ohio State live on the Vidgo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Vidgo website.

You can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Vidgo credentials to log in and watch.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 50-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with BTN, and you can get your first month for just $21:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Akron vs Ohio State live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.

You can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Akron vs Ohio State live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

You can also watch live via FoxSports.com or the Fox Sports app. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


Akron vs Ohio State Preview

Ohio State starting quarterback C.J. Stroud will rest his nagging shoulder injury, ushering in the opportunity for another Buckeyes signal-caller to face the Akron Zips.

Buckeyes head coach Ryan Day confirmed the decision on Thursday according to Sports Illustrated’s Buckeyes Now. Day will turn to either Jack Miller or Kyle McCord for the start. Stroud has taken all of the snaps for the Buckeyes this season.

Regarding Stroud, Day said “some rest would go a long way” if he can stay on the bench on Saturday according to 10 WBNS. Day said Stroud would be available in an emergency per 10 WBNS.

Playing Miller, a redshirt freshman, or McCord, a true freshman, will only help the Buckeyes’ depth, Day said.

“It really hit me the past couple weeks just how inexperienced this team is,” Day said on 97.1 The Fan via Sports Illustrated’s Buckeyes Now. “When you look across the board, how many starts our entire team has had. It’s very few and a lot of guys with zero.”

Ohio State (2-1) has plenty of talent in the backfield for Miller or McCord to lean on. True freshman running back TreVeyon Henderson broke former Buckeye great Archie Griffin’s single-game rushing record last week with 277 yards last week per Athlon Sports. Miyan Williams averaged 8.8 yards per carry in 23 attempts so far this season, and Master Teague III posted 4.6 yards per attempt in his first 20 rushes of the season.

The Buckeyes come into the game looking to finish the non-conference portion of their schedule strong after getting upset by No. 3 Oregon and barely beating Tulsa. Akron, which hasn’t beaten the Buckeyes since 1894 per Athlon Sports, couldn’t handle Auburn and Temple in its first two outings of the season. The Zips’ lone win came against FCS Bryant last week.

Akron has a 6 foot-6 dual-threat quarterback in D.J. Irons, who has 534 yards passing, five touchdowns, and a 75.9 completion rate this season. He also has 165 yards rushing and two touchdowns. Irons’ top receiver, Michael Mathison, has 230 yards and a touchdown on 18 receptions. Besides Mathison, the Zips have four other receivers averaging more than 12 yards per catch with four or more receptions.

As Athlon Sports’ Chipp Minnich noted, the Buckeyes defense has lots of room for growth — especially the pass rush. All of the Buckeyes’ opponents have scored 20 or more points this season, including Oregon’s 35 and Minnesota’s 31 in the first two weeks of the season.


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