After a loss in the season opener led to six straight defeats last year, Nebraska is looking to get 2019 started on a better note when they host South Alabama on Saturday.
The game is scheduled to start at Noon ET and will be televised on ESPN. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer, phone, Roku, Fire TV Stick or other streaming device via one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
Hulu With Live TV comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies and 60-plus live TV channels, including ESPN and every other channel (Fox, FS1, Big Ten Network, ABC, ESPN2, ESPNU) that will have Nebraska games in 2019.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Nebraska vs South Alabama 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. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Hulu credentials.
If you can’t watch 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.
Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle comes with 25-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can start a free seven-day trial of Sling TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of South Alabama vs Nebraska on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, or other streaming device via the Sling TV app. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your Sling TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, cloud DVR is available as an add-on.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including ESPN.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game 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. You can also watch the game on the ESPN app if you sign in using your YouTube TV credentials.
If you can’t watch live, YouTube TV comes with included DVR.
South Alabama vs Nebraska Preview
South Alabama doesn’t do much well but they can run the football. Returning 1,000-yard rusher Tra Minter alongside a mostly intact offensive line, they should be able to once again put up some solid numbers on the ground. In the air, things get a lot iffier for the Jaguars where they offer unproven options at both quarterback and receiver. Against a Power Five Cornhusker team whose size could give the Jaguars trouble creating running room, a consistent passing attack is a must to pull off a potential upset.
On defense, South Alabama brings back a number of players who at least saw some action last season and while far from an experienced unit, could be able to take a step up from last year’s putrid unit. Ranking 123rd out of 130 teams in terms of total defense, South Alabama really doesn’t have any room to go but up – though an opening matchup with the Huskers is likely to be a relatively ugly affair.
Despite finishing the year just 4-8 last season, the Cornhuskers enter the 2019 season full of optimism. Behind the stellar play of sophomore quarterback and fringe preseason Heisman candidate Adrian Martinez, the Huskers are looking to turn things around in a major way. Especially promising is the fact that Nebraska racked up all of their wins down the stretch last season, finishing 4-2 with some strong performances against Big 10 powerhouses Michigan State and Ohio State. Martinez offers the Cornhuskers a dynamic dual-threat quarterback who should ensure the offense is able to consistently put points on the board.
Nebraska’s biggest holdup on improving from last season comes on the defensive side of the ball. With the Big 10’s worst defense last season, the Cornhuskers can’t be expected to rely on Martinez to outgun opponents by himself every single game. Especially as the offense breaks in new playmakers at running back and receiver, the defense needs to step up and come up with consistent stops in order for the Cornhuskers to get back to their winning ways. They return plenty of talent on the defensive end and while they may not be elite, at least a slight improvement should be in the cards.
Expect Martinez and the Huskers to get on the board early and often against a simply overmatched South Alabama team. The two teams are simply at opposite ends of a rebuild at this point with the Huskers looking ready to bust out while the Jaguars are essentially starting from scratch with their passing attack and defense.
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