After reeling off two convincing wins to start the season, the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide look to keep rolling as they travel to South Carolina for their first SEC test of the year on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS. If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream of Alabama vs South Carolina on your computer, phone, Firestick, Roku, Apple TV, Xbox One, PS4, Smart TV or other device via one of the following streaming services:
If you want to watch CBS football games (both college football and in-market NFL games), and you don’t need any other channels, Amazon Prime’s CBS channel is a great option.
If you already have Amazon Prime or want to start a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime, you can watch all live and on-demand CBS content via the CBS All-Access Amazon Channel, which comes with a seven-day free trial.
Once you’re signed up for both Amazon Prime and the CBS channel, you can then watch a live stream of Alabama vs South Carolina on your computer via the Amazon website, or you can watch on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the Amazon Video app.
If you want to watch as much college football as possible beyond just this game, CBS, Fox (both live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, Big Ten Network, Pac-12 Network and CBS Sports Network are some of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Alabama vs South Carolina on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone supported), tablet, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, or other supported device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Another option for watching as much college football as possible, Hulu With Live TV comes with 60-plus live TV channels, including CBS, Fox (both live in select markets), Fox Sports 1, the ESPN channels, ACC Network, SEC Network and Big Ten Network.
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Alabama vs South Carolina 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 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.
Like the Amazon Prime CBS channel, this is a good option if you simply want to watch CBS. This is ultimately the same as Amazon option, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead.
You can start a free 7-day trial of CBS All-Access right here, and then you can watch a live stream of Alabama vs South Carolina on your computer via the CBS website, or on your phone (Android and iPhone compatible), tablet, Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 or other streaming device via the CBS app.
Alabama vs South Carolina Preview
Alabama was a 50-plus point favorite against New Mexico State last weekend and the Crimson Tide played like it. Nick Saban’s squad outgained the Aggies 603-262 in total yards during a 62-10 victory to move to 2-0. The Crimson Tide also looked sharp in their opener, walloping Duke 42-3.
“I think opening in the SEC is always something that’s very challenging and certainly presents a tremendous opportunity and challenge for our team, especially on the road against a very good South Carolina team,” Saban told reporters during an SEC coaches teleconference Wednesday morning. “We have a lot of respect for Coach Muschamp, his program, the players, the way they’ve played. I think they played extremely well last week. Our player need to focus on what they need to do to improve and get better. We obviously have lots to work on, but we’re also looking forward to the challenge that we have relative to the SEC opener at South Carolina.”
Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is a co-favorite with his former teammate — Oklahoma QB Jalen Hurts — to win the Heisman at 3-1.
Tagovailoa has completed 76.4 percent of his passes for seven touchdowns while racking up 563 yards. He would have had more yards but a 75-yard strike to Henry Ruggs III was ruled a lateral on the first play of the game against New Mexico State.
“I didn’t expect us to score on the first play,” Tagovailoa said. “It was a little bubble throw. It just shows what kind of guys we’ve got. You can throw something as short as that and they turn it into a big play.”
Tagovailoa’s top target has been Jerry Jeudy, who has made a little Hesiman noise himself. Jeudy tied a school record with three touchdowns last week and has 240 yards and four scores in all through two games.
The Gamecocks dropped their opener to North Carolina 24-20, but took out their frustrations on Charleston Southern 72-10 last week to move to 1-1. Will Muschamp has guided the program to a bowl game each of the last three years, but the team has been just 22-17 record over that span.
Muschamp coached with Saban back in 2006 with the Miami Dolphins and much has been made about their relationship. However, the South Carolina skipper believes it’s being blown out of proportion.
“It’s the players that line up between the white lines when the game kicks off,” he told AL.com. “It’s 11 from South Carolina and there’s 11 from Alabama and those guys will determine the game. Obviously we got to do a great job of preparing our team.
“But the familiarity on each side of things I think is a little blown out of proportion, as far as those things are concerned. You can overthink these things too.”
Alabama is installed as a whopping 25.5 point favorite for the game.