Many consider the 2006 Rose Bowl between the USC Trojans and Texas Longhorns for the National Championship to be the greatest college football game ever played.
While the star power of those teams was unprecedented, the profile of each school has waned a bit over the past decade. Still, each program is preparing and doing their best to get to that point. The No. 22 ranked USC Trojans (1-0) head to Austin to take on the Texas Longhorns (1-1) on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 8:00 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.
USC is coming off a rather lethargic 17-3 loss to Stanford where nothing really went right. The Trojans will look for a road win against a Power Five, non-conference opponent to give them a jolt.
Texas lost a stunner against Maryland to open the season before closing out Tulsa last week by a touchdown. Tom Herman’s team welcomes USC this week before opening its Big 12 slate with in-state rival TCU next week.
Herman praised Longhorns sophomore quarterback Sam Ehlinger, who after throwing two interceptions in the loss against the Terrapins, rebounded nicely to complete 21 of his 27 passes for 237 yards and two touchdowns in a win against the Golden Hurricane.
“Sam played really, really well, really well, managed the game well, checked us into some really good plays versus blitz. He handled the tempo well, he handled the uniqueness of Tulsa’s defense well. We already have seen him play well as a true freshman against USC, so I’m excited for him to continue growing, with this weekend being one of the steps in his growth process, certainly.”
For Trojans freshman quarterback JT Daniels, it was the opposite story. After a splendid effort against UNLV on September 1, the freshman threw two interceptions and completed less than 50% of his pass attempts in the loss to Stanford.
The Longhorns are looking to avenge their loss last season to the Trojans as they hose the second half of this home-and-home series. USC defeated Texas 27-24 in double overtime at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum last season in the first meeting between the two schools since the 2005 title game.