Justin Herbert leads the Oregon Ducks (8-4; Pac-12) against Brian Lewerke and the Michigan State Spartans (7-5) in the Redbox Bowl from Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, California on Monday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on Fox in select areas (coverage map here). If the game is on in your market and 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 all 32 NFL 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 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 all 32 NFL 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 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 17 NFL 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 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 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.
Watch on Your Phone: NFL Mobile
Streaming of in-market and prime-time games can be watched on phones via the NFL Mobile app.
If the Game is Out of Your Market
SundayTicket.TV allows you to watch a live stream of games that are out of your market and aren’t nationally televised. The service is available for people who live in residences that can’t get satellite (apartments, condos, etc.), as well as residents of San Francisco, Philadelphia and New York City. You can check here to see if you’re eligible.
Additionally, most college students may watch out-of-market games via SundayTicket U.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Sunday Ticket website, or you can watch on your phone, tablet or other streaming device via the NFL Sunday Ticket app, which is free to download on many different devices.
Watch On-Demand: NFL Game Pass
If you’re fine watching games on-demand, another option is NFL Game Pass Domestic, which allows you to watch replays of every NFL game for a fee of $99.99 for the season. No live games are available under this service, but you’ll be able to watch them following the conclusion of games for the day.
Once signed up, you can watch games on-demand on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
If You’re Outside the United States & Mexico
If you’re not in the United States, surrounding territories, or Mexico, you can watch NFL games live via NFL Game Pass International. The cost of the package depends on which country you’re in.
Once signed up, you can watch games on your computer via the NFL Game Pass website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NFL Mobile app, which can be downloaded for free on a handful of different devices.
The 6-foot-6 Herbert, by many NFL Draft experts, was predicted to come out as a junior and be in the running for the No. 1 overall selection in 2019. Instead, Herbert officially announced this week his intention to return to Oregon for his senior season, shocking many in the process.
Herbert decided to make the announcement at this time, allowing the rest of his teammates the ability to prepare without the distraction hanging over their heads. Despite the Ducks’ four losses, Herbert played relatively well this season, completing 60% of his pass attempts for 2,985 yards, 28 touchdowns and just eight interceptions.
Oregon’s biggest win of the season came at home on October 13, defeating No. 7 Washington; the Huskies eventually went on to win the conference, earning a Rose Bowl date with Ohio State. Head coach Mario Cristobal’s Ducks, however, finished 0-3 in their other games against ranked-opponents (at the time), dropping meetings to Stanford, California and Washington State — Utah also defeated Oregon, but weren’t ranked at the time.
Herbert is opposed by Lewerke, who struggled mightily this season throwing 10 interceptions to eight touchdowns. The senior leads an offense that scored just 19.8 points per game this season, and will need to be efficient in order to keep up with the Ducks’ offensive pace.
Luckily, Michigan State boasts one of the nation’s best defenses, specifically against the run. The Spartans allow just 81.3 yards on the ground, which ranks first in the country. The Spartans’ pass defense is a pedestrian 64th, though, which means the Ducks will be able to attack them through the air early and often. Oregon came in at 53rd in the nation in rushing, led by freshman running back CJ Verdell with 975 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Head coach Mark Dantonio’s Spartans were a middle-of-the-pack Big Ten team for most of the season, but went into Happy Valley and stunned Penn State on the road for their biggest win of the season. The Nittany Lions quarterback was Trace McSorley, so the Spartans have stopped one elite quarterback from going off already this season.
Michigan State can win by holding Oregon to point totals in the low-to-mid 20s. A shootout will favor Oregon, and hand Michigan State a third loss in its final four games, and sixth for the season.