Oklahoma came oh so close to playing in the National Championship Game last season.
The Sooners, led by second-year head coach Lincoln Riley, look to build off a promising 2017 with fulfilling their goal of a eighth national title in 2018. They open their season Saturday against Florida Atlantic.
The game is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Fox (live in most markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including Fox (live in most markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app.
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).
Fox (live in select markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Fox Sports Go
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Fox Sports Go website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Fox Sports Go app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the Fox digital platforms.
Junior quarterback Kyler Murray has some ENORMOUS shoes to fill.
Baker Mayfield, arguably the best player in Sooners history, won the 2017 Heisman Trophy and led Oklahoma to a Rose Bowl loss against Georgia in an instant classic; Mayfield also just happened to be the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Murray, who has a promising baseball career in his immediate future, is ready for the challenge to take over for Mayfield this fall.
It will likely be Murray’s only season. Murray was the ninth-overall selection in the 2018 MLB Entry Draft by the Oakland Athletics. According to Murray’s agent Scott Boras, teams were aware of Murray’s commitment to fulfill his obligation at Oklahoma, and there was a clause in his rookie contract to make sure that happened.
“That clause is something, in my 38 years of doing this — it’s the first time I’ve ever done it,” Boras told ESPN.com.
“Other teams probably would have done more and drafted him earlier if they’d known he was going to commit to baseball exclusively. But Kyler told me, ‘I’m only going to do baseball if I can fulfill my commitment to OU and my teammates.’”
Florida Atlantic is led by second-year head coach Lane Kiffin, who attempts to jump start the program. To do so, Kiffin will likely rely on running back Devin Singletary, as the junior is coming off back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons – 1,920 yards and 32 touchdowns in 2017.
Florida Atlantic, coming off a 10-game winning streak which is currently the second-longest in the nation, is 0-18 all-time against Top 25 teams.