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How to Watch Ball State vs San Jose State Football Without Cable

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Getty Quarterback Nick Starkel of the San Jose State Spartans.

The No. 19 San Jose State Spartans (7-0) will take on the Ball State Cardinals (6-1) in the Arizona Bowl at Arizona Stadium in Tucson Thursday.

The game starts at 2 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on CBS. But if you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch a live stream of the Ball State vs San Jose State online:

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Amazon Prime

Amazon Prime subscribers (Prime comes with a 30-day free trial) can watch a live stream of CBS on the Prime CBS All-Access channel. You can try both Amazon Prime and the CBS Channel at no cost with a free trial right here:

Amazon Prime CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once you’re signed up for the Prime CBS All-Access Channel, you can watch Ball State vs San Jose State live on the Amazon Video app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Nvidia Shield, Xiaomi, Echo Show or Echo Spot, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, various Smart TV’s, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Amazon website.


FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which you can use for free with a seven-day trial right here:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Ball State vs San Jose State live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.

If you can’t watch live, FuboTV also 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.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of CBS (live in most markets) and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which you can try out for free with a seven-day trial:

Hulu With Live TV Free Trial

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Ball State vs San Jose State live on the Hulu app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the Hulu website.

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).


CBS All-Access

This is ultimately the same as Amazon Prime option above, only you’ll watch on CBS’ digital platforms instead of Amazon’s. You can watch a live stream of your local CBS channel via CBS All-Access, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

CBS All-Access Free Trial

Once signed up for CBS All-Access, you can watch Ball State vs San Jose State live on the CBS app on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. Or you can watch on your computer via the CBS All Access website.


Ball State vs San Jose State Preview

The Spartans put up 30.9 points on offense this year, and they played relatively clean ball, not losing a fumble all season. San Jose State gained an average of 442.9 total yards per game on offense, with a defense that has allowed 17.9 points a game and 14 touchdowns to opposing offenses.

San Jose State quarterback Nick Starkel has had a solid season after transferring over from Arkansas, completing 65% of his passes for 1,906 yards, 16 touchdowns and four interceptions. The Spartans quarterback recently spoke about his relationship with head coach Brent Brennan, and how it has helped him thrive and adjust.

“Before every game,” Starkel said in a phone interview with The San Francisco Chronicle last week, “he comes up to me, he gives me a hug and tells me this exact phrase: ‘You’re exactly where you’re supposed to be.’ And when a coach looks you in your eyes in all seriousness and tells you that, it’s hard to not have supreme confidence going into a game.”

“Nick always had big-time arm talent. He’s one of the most effortless throwers I’ve ever seen.” Brennan said about his quarterback, adding: “Every good thing you can say about a person I would say about Nick.”

As for the Cardinals, they enter this game winners of six straight, with quarterback Drew Pitt throwing for 1,947 yards, 16 touchdowns and six interceptions on the season. The team has been preparing for this opportunity all season, and they’ll enter the game 9.5 point underdogs.

“(Playing in the Arizona Bowl) is a tremendous opportunity for our program,” Ball State coach Mike Neu said, via CBS Sports. “A lot of hard work has to be done between now and then facing a great opponent in San Jose State. We’re really looking forward to it. A lot a lot of good preparation lies ahead here for the next several days before we get a chance to leave.”

As it turns out, the weather could also be a factor in this game.

“The first thing when we found out (when the bowl matchup was announced) we saw that it was 76 degrees in Tucson,” Neu said, per The Washington Post. “The first thing we have to communicate with our young men is hydration. That starts now.” How much the heat affects the players in this one will be something to monitor, particularly for the Cardinals, who will be coming from far less balmy temperatures in Indiana.