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Wyoming vs Illinois Football Live Stream: How to Watch Online

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Wyoming and Illinois will square off in a week 0 college football matchup on August 27 at Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois.

The game (4 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on Big Ten Network, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include BTN 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 Wyoming vs Illinois streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of Big Ten Network, the BTN alternates (an overflow channel for when multiple games on BTN overlap) 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 Wyoming vs Illinois 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.” Big Ten Network is included in “Choice” and above, 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 Wyoming vs Illinois 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 Big Ten Network and 50-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue + Sports Extra” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with Big Ten Network, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Wyoming vs Illinois 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 Big Ten Network 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 Wyoming vs Illinois 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 Big Ten Network and 90+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which does not come with a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch Wyoming vs Illinois 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.


Wyoming vs Illinois Preview

Saturday will be the first-ever meeting between the Cowboys and Illini. For Illinois, it’s their second season in a row playing on week 0 as they beat Nebraska 30-22 last season.

For Illinois, it’s the team’s second year under head coach Bret Bielema who led the Illini to a 5-7 record and two wins over top 25 teams in his first season. Most notably the Illinois defense improved drastically in Bielema’s first season as the team went from allowing 34.9 ppg in 2020 to 21.9 ppg in 2021.

Illinois hasn’t publicly announced who the starting quarterback will be but Bielema has told the team. The decision came down between Syracuse transfer Tommy DeVito and Artur Sitkowski. DeVito played in three games last season passing for 388 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions, while Sitkowski played in five games passing for 704 yards six touchdowns, and two interceptions.

The biggest player Illinois has come back this season is running back Chase Brown who rushed for 1,005 yards last season. If he can duplicate his performance this season he’ll be just the third running back in school history two 1,000-yard seasons.

Wyoming is entering its ninth season under head coach Craig Bohl, who has a 45-50 overall record. Last season the Cowboys finished 7-6 including a 52-38 win over Kent State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl.

One area of strength for Wyoming this season will be the offensive line as the team returns three players with experience. Eric Abojei(senior left tackle), Frank Crum(junior right tackle), and Zach Watts(junior left guard) are all back.

Wyoming still hasn’t named a starting quarterback but Andrew Peasley is back after playing some last season. In 2021 Peasley played in five games passing for 415 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions.

Another big question for the Cowboys will be how they’ll fill some of the holes caused by players leaving in the transfer portal. The team lost four players to power five schools in the portal WR Isaiah Neyor(Texas), RB Xazavian Valladay(Arizona St.), CB CJ Coldon(Oklahoma), and Azizi Hearn(UCLA) all left the program.

The good news for Wyoming is they also got some new additions via the transfer portal. Peasley transferred in from Utah State, linebacker Cole DeMarzo came from Michigan State, and cornerback Deron Harrell came to the Cowboys from Wisconsin.

All of those players will look to play pivotal roles for Wyoming this season and could have a big say in how successful their season is.

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