Kyler Murray leads the No. 5 Oklahoma Sooners (2-0) on the road to open Big 12 play against the Iowa State Cyclones (0-1) on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 12:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. 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:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets, but even if it isn’t included in your market, you’ll be able to watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms with your Hulu credentials).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and if ABC is live in your market, 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 ABC isn’t live in your market, scroll down to the “ESPN Platforms” section to see where you can watch.
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).
Although ABC isn’t technically part of the Sling TV package, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of the “Sling Orange” bundle, which includes ESPN3, and you’ll then be able to watch a live stream of the game on the ESPN digital platforms (see next section).
You can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Games on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) can be watched for free without cable if you have a participating internet service provider (ISP), but even if you don’t have a participating ISP, you can still sign use your Hulu or Sling TV (or other cable TV) credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
Murray had his coming out party in a 49-21 victory against Chip Kelly and the visiting UCLA Bruins last week. Murray led the Sooners in passing and rushing, totaling five touchdowns; he finished 19-for-33 with 306 yards, three touchdowns and one interception, while adding 69 yards on the ground including touchdown runs of 10 and two yards.
Kelly had a good time poking fun at Murray – who was the ninth overall pick by the Oakland Athletics in the 2018 MLB Draft and gave him $5 million guaranteed – after the game.
“The only guy I would say I’m disappointed in is Billy Beane. I wish he gave the kid more money. If there was a little bit bigger prize, maybe number 1 wasn’t out there because he’s a real talented player.”
Beane, of course, is the Athletics longtime general manager. He’ll eventually add Murray to his talent repertoire in Oakland, but not before Murray finishes this season with the Sooners.
Iowa State is off to a lukewarm start following a 13-3 loss to in-state rival Iowa on the road last week.
Senior quarterback Kyle Kempt sustained an ankle injury in the second half of the loss to the Hawkeyes, and his status is uncertain. He completed 15 of his 21 passes, and attempted to play through the injury, before being eventually replaced by sophomore Zeb Noland.
Oklahoma attempts to avenge one of last season’s major upsets. The Cyclones defeated the Sooners 38-31, as Kempt won his first career start on the road in a hostile environment. Oklahoma isn’t significantly better than they were last season, but there could be a major case that Iowa State is worse.