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How to Watch Wake Forest vs VMI Football Without Cable

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Boasting their first preseason Top-25 ranking since 2008, No. 22 Wake Forest opens its 2022 college football campaign against VMI on Thursday night.

The game (7:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ACC Network, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include ACC Network and come with a free trial.

Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch VMI vs Wake Forest streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV. You’ll need both the main channel package and the “Sports Plus” add-on, both of which can be included with your free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch VMI vs Wake Forest live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ACC Network is included in “Choice” and up, but you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch VMI vs Wake Forest live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network Extra and 45-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange + Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with ACC Network, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch VMI vs Wake Forest live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch VMI vs Wake Forest live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ACC Network and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which does not come with a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch VMI vs Wake Forest live on the Vidgo app or Vidgo website.

Compatible devices for the Vidgo app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.


VMI vs Wake Forest Preview

Wake Forest had high expectations coming into this season after making it to the ACC Championship Game last season but the team got some bad injury news two weeks ago. The news was that starting quarterback Sam Hartman is out indefinitely to undergo treatment for a non-football-related medical condition.

Last season Hartman passed for 4,228 yards, 39 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. Head coach Dave Clawson said the team is optimistic they’ll get Hartman back this season but in the meantime, junior Mitch Griffis will be the starter.

Griffis has attempted just 15 passes during his time at Wake Forest. The good news for the Demon Deacons is they bring a lot back from last season on offense.

Wake Forest has four starting offensive linemen back this season. The team also has two of their top receivers back in A.T. Perry and Taylor Morin. In the backfield, Wake will have a committee approach with Justice Ellison and Christian Turner, who both gained over 500 yards last season.

On defense Wake has a lot of questions after struggling on that side of the ball last season. The Deacons do bring back defensive end Rondell Bothroyd and linebackers Ryan Smenda Jr. and Chase Jones.

The secondary has a chance to be good despite being inexperienced. Corners Gavin Holmes and Caelen Carson are both highly thought of and they do have experience at safety with Malik Mustapha and Nick Andersen.

On the other side, VMI is coming off a 6-5 season which gave the school its first back-to-back winning season since 1962. On offense, the Keydets have their three best rushers back from last season in Korey Bridy, Rashad Raymond, and Hunter Rice.

VMI also has starting quarterback Seth Morgan and receivers Leroy Thomas and Max Brimigion back. On defense, the Keydets bring back SoCon Defensive Player of the Year Stone Snyder at linebacker.

Snyder had 120 tackles last season with 11 tackles for loss and four sacks. However, the Keydets really struggled to stop the run last season as they gave up 233 yards per game.

VMI also brings some experience back in the secondary with senior Ajareek Malry and junior Alex Oliver who both had two interceptions last season. This game should be a good opportunity for Wake Forest to get some much-needed experience for Griffis at quarterback.

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