Defending national champions Clemson will begin their title defense by hosting the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets in a 2019 season opener at Memorial Stadium on Thursday.
The game is scheduled to start at 8 p.m. ET and will be televised on the ACC Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have that channel, you can watch the game live on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PS4 or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand library of TV shows and movies, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including the ACC Network. Also, for the long-term, this is the cheapest streaming service with every channel (ACC Network, ABC, ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU) that will broadcast a Clemson game this season.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch Georgia Tech vs Clemson live on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Echo Show, or other streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch the game live, Hulu With Live TV comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as the option to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of space and the ability to fast-forward through commercials.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including the ACC Network. For the long-term, it includes every channel that will have a Clemson game this season but it’s more expensive than Hulu With Live TV.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch Georgia Tech vs Clemson live on your computer via the YouTube website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or other compatible streaming device via the YouTube app.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
PS Vue — which doesn’t require an actual PlayStation console to sign up or watch — offers four different live-TV channel packages: The upper three bundles include the ACC Network, and for the long-term, Vue also has all the channels that will have Clemson games this season, but it’s more expensive than both Hulu With Live TV and YouTube TV.
You can sign up for PS Vue right here, and you can then watch Georgia Tech vs Clemson live on your computer via the PS Vue website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, PlayStation (3 or 4), or other supported device via the PS Vue app.
If you can’t watch live, PS Vue comes with cloud DVR.
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Clemson went undefeated last year en route to their second national title in three seasons.
Trevor Lawrence became the first true freshman quarterback to win a national championship since Jamelle Holieway led the 1985 Oklahoma Sooners to the title.
Head coach Dabo Swinney recently said that Clemson’s star quarterback has undergone a physical transformation since the Tigers took down Alabama in January’s title game.
“Just his composition is very different,” Swinney told ACC Radio, according to 247Sports. “I mean, his weight. He’s strong. He’s fast. All of his explosive measurables are up. I’m just really proud of him and how he’s grinded in that weight room to get his body in the best possible shape that it could be.”
In 15 games (11 starts) last season, Lawrence completed 65.2 percent of his passes for 3,280 yards, 30 touchdowns, and just four interceptions.
He went 20-of-32 in the title game, amassing 347 yards and three touchdowns without turning the ball over.
“Physically, he’s really matured, but then mentally as well,” Swinney added, per 247Sports. “This time last year it was just trying to get out there and trying to prove it. He hadn’t played in a game. Now he’s played in 15 games. He’s had a whole offseason to really study himself, whereas last year he didn’t because he was coming out of high school. He’s just very confident. We needed him to assert himself as a leader, and he has asserted himself as the leader. What an awesome job he’s done in becoming the leader of this team. Everyone has great respect for Trevor, and he’s earned that.”
Georgia Tech underwent a transformation of their own this offseason with the retirement of head coach Paul Johnson and the hiring of former Temple head coach Geoff Collins.
Dave Patenaude, Collins’ offensive coordinator at Temple, followed Collins to Atlanta. He’s spent the offseason instituting the spread offense to replace Johnson’s triple option–heavy flexbone offense.
Under Collins and Patenaude, the Owls scored 34.9 points per game in 2018, ranking 23rd out of 130 FBS schools.
“We have so many different formations now and different personnel (groupings) that you’ve just got to get in the film room and study, and you’ve got to know where everybody’s supposed to be,” Yellow Jackets quarterback Lucas Johnson said, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “It is challenging, but it’s just like a normal playbook.”
He added: “I feel like Coach P’s going to put us in the best position to win a game.”
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