The No. 14 Kentucky Wildcats and the No. 12 Penn State Nittany Lions will meet in Orlando on New Year’s Day for the VRBO Citrus Bowl.
The game is scheduled to start at 1 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 watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (available live in select markets, which you can find here). 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).
PlayStation Vue offers four different channel packages, all of which include ABC (available live in select markets, which you can find here). You can sign up for a free 5-day trial right here (you don’t need to have PlayStation to sign up), and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PlayStation Vue comes with cloud DVR, but there are some restrictions.
Additionally, 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. Since the game is on ABC, you’ll only need to be logged into a participating Internet Service Provider (ISP) 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 PS Vue credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
2018 Citrus Bowl Preview
Kentucky opened the season 7-1 before stumbling late and splitting their last four games. They finished the regular season by demolishing in-state rivals the Louisville Cardinals 56-10.
The Wildcats held Louisville to just 79 passing yards.
“Obviously, a very gratifying victory,” Kentucky head coach Mark Stoops said, according to the Associated Press.
“Getting nine (wins) is a big deal. Hasn’t been done in 41 years and that is significant. I’m proud of that team. They deserve some recognition.”
Wildcats quarterback Terry Wilson completed 17 of 23 passes for 261 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception. He also rushed 10 times for 79 yards and another score.
“It was huge for us,” Wilson said, per AP. “It was a mindset for us that we need to go out there and show everybody how explosive we are as an offense. We just came out humming, ready to go. Ready to make plays. I thought it was contagious.”
Running back Benny Snell carried 18 times for 100 yards and two touchdowns. The junior is 107 yards shy of Sonny Collins’ school rushing record of 3,835 yards.
Snell has declared for the NFL draft, but he’ll play on Tuesday.
“As of now, I’m playing in the bowl game,” Snell said after the win over Louisville, according to the Associated Press. “I’m not done yet. To add on to this (record), it’s not really important, but I keep it in my mind.
“I got 100 tonight, so I need 100 more, and the bowl game will help me with that.”
As a team, the Wildcats average 4.9 yards per carry, good for 33rd among FBS teams.
“They’re unique in the way they run the football; jet motion, unbalanced, wildcat, RPOs, reads — they do it all,” Penn State defensive coordinator Brent Pry said, according to The Sentinel. “They are majoring in ways to run the football. Not to mention, they have an All-American tailback and an awfully good offensive line. We have our hands full.”
The Nittany Lions are also 9-3, and rank 24th with 5.2 yards per rushing attempt. They’ve won four of their last five, most recently demolishing the Maryland Terrapins 38-3 at home. Senior quarterback Trace McSorley went 12-of-22 for 230 yards, a touchdown, and no interceptions. He also rushed 11 times for 64 yards and a pair of scores.
“With Trace, it’s not the sexy quote that you guys are looking for, but It’s consistency,” Penn State head coach James Franklin said, according to the Associated Press. “You love Trace as what you want in all your players because he’s the same guy every day. The guy hasn’t had a bad day in five years.”
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