The Michigan Wolverines college football team will host the Rutgers Scarlets Knights on Saturday in each squad’s second Big Ten game of the season.
The game is scheduled to start at Noon ET and will be televised on the Big Ten Network. If you don’t have cable or don’t have BTN, 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:
Big Ten Network is one of the 95-plus live TV channels included in the main FuboTV bundle, which is largely tailored towards sports. And in case the game gets moved to one of the Big Ten Network alternate channels, those are also included with FuboTV.
You can start a free seven-day trial of FuboTV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Michigan vs Rutgers 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 will allow you to watch the game on-demand within three days of its conclusion, even if you don’t record it.
Hulu With Live TV comes with Hulu’s extensive on-demand library of TV shows and movies and 60-plus live TV channels, including Big Ten Network and every other channel (ESPN, ESPN2, Fox, Fox Sports 1, ABC) that will have a Michigan game this season.
You can sign up for Hulu with Live TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Michigan vs Rutgers 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.
YouTube TV comes with 70-plus live TV channels, including Big Ten Network.
You can sign up for YouTube TV right here, and you can then watch a live stream of Michigan vs Rutgers 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.
Rutgers vs Michigan Preview
The Wolverines debuted with a one-sided home win over the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders. They then narrowly escaped an upset while hosting the Army Black Knights, needing overtime to prevail 24-21.
Last week, they hit the road for the first time this season and began their Big Ten schedule, suffering a 35-14 defeat against the Wisconsin Badgers.
“Watching the film, I think, it was pretty obvious to everyone watching in the entire football world, really A to Z, it wasn’t good,” head coach Jim Harbaugh said Monday, according to 247Sports. “Wasn’t good, wasn’t good enough. Not acceptable. It starts, really, it with it’s not acceptable for me. So you start self-critical and determined to get it fixed. That speaks for me and everybody on our team — players and coaches.”
Wisconsin outrushed the Wolverines 359-40. They led 28-0 at halftime.
“Starts with — really we didn’t play physical enough,” Harbaugh said, per 247Sports. “We were out-hustled. I put that, I take responsibility for that. In any ways that we were out-schemed, also take responsibility for that. That’s my job to make sure we’re completely sound in all offenses, defenses, everything that we’re running.
“How I manage the team, to get them to play hard, play tough. As I said, A to Z, you can point to, it wasn’t good enough. We all take responsibility for that, we’ve all got our fingerprints on it. Determined to get it fixed is where we’re at right now.”
The Scarlet Knights opened their season with a blowout victory over the UMass Minutemen at home, but they’ve since suffered a lopsided road defeat to the Iowa Hawkeyes and, most recently, fallen 30-16 to the Boston College Eagles.
Hosting the Eagles last week, Rutgers committed 11 penalties for 100 yards. Six of those penalties either wiped out a first down or pushed them farther from the marker on first down.
“Penalties killed drives, put us behind the sticks several times,” head coach Chris Ash said Monday, according to NJ.com. “Every time we seemed to get something going, we would shoot ourselves in the foot, and that was disappointing.”
He added: “There are different styles of penalties. The ones that you get frustrated about are foolish penalties, pre-snap penalties or penalties because of poor technique or fundamentals, and some you live with because they’re aggressive plays. You want your team to play aggressively. You want them to play intelligently and clean. But some of the penalties that may occur in some games — this last game was not the case — some aggressive penalties you’re fine with.”
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