Two great rivals once again prepare to play each other, as the No. 17 ranked Miami Hurricanes (4-1) host the Florida State Seminoles (3-2) in an ACC showdown on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 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.
Since a 16-point loss to now No. 5 ranked LSU on opening weekend, Miami has won four straight games. The quality of the opponents for the Hurricanes – Savannah State, Toledo, Florida International and North Carolina – leaves a little to be desired. An improving rival in a big spot should prove to be Miami’s toughest test in over a month.
Freshman quarterbacks dethroning upperclassmen has been the rage this season. N’Kosi Perry took senior Malik Rosier’s job two weeks ago, and hasn’t looked back. Perry completed 8 of 12 passes for 125 yards, one touchdown and one interception as Miami throttled North Carolina 47-10 last week.
This is the 63rd lifetime meeting between the two programs. Miami won last year’s game 24-20 following a seven-game winning streak by Florida State – the longest in the rivalry’s history. Miami has also lost six straight at home.
Mark Richt understands Miami needs to play better at home.
“That’s not very good. About as bad the seven losses in a row that we were dealing with going into last year’s game. So it’s a meaningful history we need to change the course of.”
Head coach Willie Taggert and the Seminoles struggled right out of the gate, losing two of their first three games. Since, consecutive wins have done a good job of boosting morale again in Tallahassee. More importantly, those losses came to a Top 25 team Virginia Tech – a fluky, excruciatingly difficult upset loss against Old Dominion aside – and Syracuse, who has proven to be a quality team this season.
After struggling early, junior quarterback Deondre Francois has improved remarkably in the past two weeks. From September 3-15, Francois threw three touchdowns to four interceptions; in the past two weeks, he has thrown six touchdowns to just one interception, including all four through the air (16-for-27, 294 passing yards) in a 28-24 win at Louisville last week.