UAB vs BYU Football Live Stream: How to Watch Online

Photo by Corey Perrine/Getty Images BYU sophomore running back Tyler Allgeier

The No. 13 BYU Cougars take on the UAB Blazers in the Independence Bowl at Independence Stadium in Shreveport, Louisiana on Saturday afternoon.

The game (3:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ABC. But if you don’t have cable, here are some different ways you can watch a live stream of UAB vs BYU online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in most markets) 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 UAB vs BYU 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 ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Fubo credentials to log in and watch.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream (formerly AT&T TV) has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ABC (live in most markets) is included in every one, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with 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, Fire Stick, 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:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch UAB vs BYU live on the DirecTV Stream app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung 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 DirecTV Stream website.

You can also watch live via ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials (may still be listed as AT&T on the list of cable providers) to log in and watch.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN3 (which simulcasts ABC games) and 30-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with the ESPN channels, and you can get your first month for just $10:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch UAB vs BYU 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 ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Sling credentials to log in and watch.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in only a few select markets) and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

Vidgo Free Trial

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch UAB vs BYU 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 ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Vidgo credentials to log in and watch.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ABC (live in most markets) 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 UAB vs BYU 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 ESPN.com or the ESPN app. You’ll need to sign in to a participating internet service provider to watch games on ABC (labeled ESPN3), but if you don’t have that, you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


Independence Bowl 2021 Preview

The BYU Cougars (10-2, FBS Independent) will look to win their 11th game for a second-straight season when they face the UAB Blazers (8-4, 6-2 C-USA) on Saturday in the Independence Bowl.

The Cougars come into their 16th bowl appearance in the last 17 seasons winners of their last five games and have W’s over six Power 5 teams on their resume this season, including a victory over Pac-12 champion Utah.

BYU’s offense knows how to finish when they get close to the end zone, scoring on 46 of 52 trips to the red zone, including touchdowns on 73% of those opportunities.

Sophomore running back Tyler Allgeier is the ace in the hole for the Cougars. His 1,409 rushing yards and 20 TDs have him ranked eighth and tied for first, respectively, in the nation. Allgeier has accumulated 12 100-yard games over the last two seasons, in which the Cougars are 11-1 in those contests.

Under center, sophomore quarterback Jaren Hall leads the way for BYU, throwing for 20 TDs, 5 interceptions, and tallying 2,583 passing yards on the season.

In their last contest, BYU rallied late to beat USC on the road, 35-31, on Nov. 27.

Allgeier rushed for 111 yards and two scores while catching a team-best five passes in the win. Hall went 20 of 32 for 276 yards and tossed two TDs.

BYU trailed 31-28 late in the final quarter against USC but scored what would turn out to be the game-winner on a Jackson McChesney rushing TD with 3:57 left in the fourth.

While the BYU program has a plethora of bowl experience, UAB will be suiting up for only their fifth bowl game ever.

The Blazers finished 6-2 in conference play and missed out on the C-USA title for the first time since 2017. Their senior class will leave as the winningest class in program history. Since 2017, the Blazers are 42-20 overall and 30-9 against C-USA opponents.

UAB features a defense that is No. 16 in the nation in total defense/yards allowed per game. They also control the clock, ranking 22nd in time of possession with an average of 31:37 per game.

Sophomore running back DeWayne McBride carries the load for the Blazers, rushing for 1,185 yards and 12 TDs on the season. McBride is ranked fourth nationally with 6.75 yards gained per carry.

Redshirt junior QB Dylan Hopkins came on in late September and has thrown for 15 TDs and 2,085 yards in nine starts. His top targets include wide receiver Trea Shropshire, who averages a nation-best 27.28 yards per catch, and tight end Gerrit Prince, who leads all TE with 20.5 yards per catch.

UAB will have to work on being more disciplined if they want to pull the upset over BYU on Saturday. The Blazers received the most penalty yards in the FBS this season and only Toledo accumulated more total penalties (112).

BYU finished the regular season ranked No. 12 in the AP Top 25 and No. 13 in the College Football Playoff rankings. With a win, the Cougars will have a chance to finish in the top-10 of the AP Poll for the first time since 1996.

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