It is the game of the year in the Big Ten when Jim Harbaugh leads the No. 4 ranked Michigan Wolverines (10-1) into the Horseshoe to take on Urban Meyer and the No. 10 Ohio State Buckeyes (10-1) on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 12 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.
The Wolverines are the last remaining unbeaten team in-conference. The winner of this game will play in the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, likely against Northwestern.
Michigan hasn’t lost since September, an opening-season loss to Notre Dame. Since, the Wolverines have won 10 straight games, barely eeking by Northwestern on September 29 in a 20-17 comeback victory which ultimately turned their season around.
Shea Patterson has been exactly what the Wolverines have needed at quarterback. Patterson’s stats don’t overwhelm anybody (65.9% completion percentage, 2,177 yards, 18 touchdowns, four interceptions; one rushing TD), but his ability to not turn the football has over has proven crucial for Harbaugh and company. Patterson, along with senior running back Karan Higdon (1,106 rushing yards, 10 TD), will look to attack a Buckeyes defense allowing 160-plus more total yards (398.6) per game than the Wolverines (234.8), including 161.3 on the ground.
Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano told reporters there are still things that need to be cleaned up as the team prepares for Michigan on Saturday.
“We’ve had some really good defensive play at times, but not consistently. I said that after the first quarter of the season, I said that at the midway (point). It’s frustrating that we’re not a consistent defense right now. But rest assured, every waking minute we have, we’re going to try to get that fixed.”
The Buckeyes have been fairly inconsistent since dropping a road game to Purdue on October 20. Ohio State has sandwiched a 20-point road win against Michigan State two weeks ago with a one-score home victory against Nebraska, and a one-point comeback overtime road victory against Maryland last week.
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