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Wisconsin vs Illinois State Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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No. 22 Wisconsin opens the 2022 college football season with a matchup against Illinois State at home on Saturday.

The game (7 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Fox Sports 1, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include FS1 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 Illinois State vs Wisconsin streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Fox Sports 1 and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Illinois State vs Wisconsin 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 Fox Spots app or FoxSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your FuboTV credentials to do that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” Fox Sports 1 is included in every one, and 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 Illinois State vs Wisconsin 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 Fox Sports app or FoxSports.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 Fox Sports 1 and 45-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with Fox and FS1, plus you can get your first month for half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Illinois State vs Wisconsin 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 Fox Sports app or FoxSports.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 Fox Sports 1 and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch Illinois State vs Wisconsin 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 Fox Sports app or FoxSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to log in and watch.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of Fox Sports 1 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 Illinois State vs Wisconsin 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 Fox Sports app or FoxSports.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.


Illinois State vs Wisconsin Preview


Watch now: Brock Spack discusses season opener at Wisconsin2022-08-30T19:17:33Z

The Redbirds of Illinois State are coming off a disappointing 4-7 season and the Wisconsin Badgers are favored by nearly five touchdowns, so this game may get out of hand early.

Still, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst said in his pre-game press conference that Illinois State is not to be overlooked.

“You watch Illinois State, and you see a really good football team. Well-coached. Know a lot of those coaches and respect a lot of those coaches,” said Chryst, adding, “I believe every time you play this game, it’s kind of, the main focus is making sure you’re ready for it. And our team is ready for it.”

Illinois State is starting Minnesota transfer Zack Annexstad, whom head coach Brock Spack called an “awesome addition” to the team in his pre-game press conference (via CBS Sports).

“Quarterback is such a huge position to have a void in — can’t be short there, and we were last year,” said Spack. “He’s been an awesome addition to our team. I think he’s changed our team immensely just by his presence here. He’s been outstanding as a leader.”

Spack also said that they finally had a “more normal year” since pre-pandemic times this year and that has helped a lot.

“This has been the first time since pre-pandemic that we’ve had a whole year to train and had an offseason. Last year was really out of whack from the start. This has been a more normal year for us and that’s important. Teams that are used to going through a process like we are, it really hurt us not having the ability to do that,” said Spack.

He added that getting to play in Wisconsin’s Camp Randall stadium is “a really big, great opportunity for these guys. I don’t know if they’ll ever play in an environment like this [again]. … It’s a great environment. I was recruited by them, it is a great place. Academically, it’s a tremendous school.”

This is the first-ever meeting between the Redbirds and Badgers; Illinois State has played nine other Big Ten opponents, earning a 1-8 record in those contests. Their lone Big Ten win was in 2016 against Northwestern when Illinois State won on a last-second field goal.

The Illinois State at Wisconsin game kicks off Saturday, September 3 at 7 p.m. Eastern on FOX Sports 1.

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