The No. 16 ranked Miami Hurricanes (5-1) will look to avoid getting in trouble this time around when they head north to face the Virginia Cavaliers (3-2) in a matchup of ACC Coastal teams on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN2. 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 all the ESPN channels. 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).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” 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.
Additionally, you can also 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. 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 Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Last season, Miami defeated Virginia 44-28, but not before some theatrics. Down 14 points in the first half, the Hurricanes rallied, ultimately upending the Cavaliers 44-28.
Miami head coach Mark Richt has gone through some devastating upsets throughout his coaching tenure and will aim to keep his players focused, reminding them what was almost in 2017.
“Well, history has proven that’s the kind of game it’s been. When you stop a streak, normally it takes something, I’ll say, spectacular. Like, last year, we had lost seven in a row and it took a spectacular play to win the game.”
Not only is Trevor Lawrence the talk at Clemson, freshman quarterback N’Kosi Perry is exactly that for Miami. The 6-foot-4, Ocala native only completed 13 of his 32 pass attempts last week, but made them matter. Perry threw for four touchdowns in a 28-27 home victory against archrival Florida State.
The Cavaliers counter with Bryce Perkins. The junior is completing 63.4% of his passes for 1,125 yards, 11 touchdowns and four interceptions this season.
In a matchup of fairly balanced teams, Miami is ranked fourth in the nation in total defense, while Virginia is no slouch, sitting comfortably 12 spots behind at No. 16. Where they differ, though, is on the other side of the football. While the Hurricanes are tied for 20thh in the nation, averaging 41.5 points per game, the Cavaliers rank 66thh with 30.2.