The No. 20 ranked Syracuse Orange (8-3) renew their rivalry with the Boston College Golden Eagles (7-4) when they head to Chestnut Hill on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. 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.
This is the 52nd all-time meeting between the two programs. The first matchup came back in 1924, and is one of college football’s more regularly played rivalry games. Syracuse leads the all-time series with a record of 31-20, but it was BC who won last year’s game by going into the Carrier Dome and blowing out the Orange 42-14.
This is a sort of a revenge game for Syracuse. The Orange come into this game after falling to Notre Dame at Yankee Stadium last week 36-3 in their most disappointing effort of the season. Mostly because senior quarterback Eric Dungey was injured early in the first quarter. The status of Dungey (upper body) for this game remains in question.
The Orange are obviously not on the Fighting Irish’s level, but Boston College head coach Steve Addazio told reporters he still knows they are a quality opponent.
“This is a very good football team. They have some very good players. You know, offensively, they are Top-10 in scoring. Defensively, they are Top-10 in sacks and interceptions. I think they are playing with a lot of confidence, and so it should be two good teams clashing against each other here … kind of the way it should be.”
Syracuse’s defense is vulnerable, especially after last week’s dud. The orange allow 169.2 rushing yards per game, which is a favorable matchup for BC sophomore running back AJ Dillon. Dillon leads the Golden Eagles with 1,052 yards and 10 touchdowns this season, including five 100-yard performances — Dillon rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns in a 22-21 loss to Florida State last week.
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