Cotton Bowl Live Stream: Alabama vs Michigan St., Watch Online

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On Thursday, December 31 at 8:00 p.m. ET, two of the best teams in college football will face off in one of the most important games of the postseason: the 80th annual Cotton Bowl! Hosted at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, the Cotton Bowl will feature the #2 ranked Alabama Crimson Tide and the #3 ranked Michigan St Spartans, who will meet in Arlington for this playoff semi-final. Are you ready to watch? No cable – no problem – we’ll show you how to watch the Cotton Bowl live stream from home!

As one of the biggest games of the season, the Cotton Bowl will be hosted by one of the biggest sports networks – ESPN. The game will broadcast nationally on both TV and radio. If you have cable, simply tune into ESPN to enjoy the game. If you don’t have cable, your best option is to use Sling TV to watch the Cotton Bowl live stream from home. More on that later – for now, let’s take a look at the game preview.


Alabama vs. Michigan St. Preview: Cotton Bowl 2015

With 2 of the best teams in the NCAA battling it out to keep their spot in the playoffs, we’re sure to have quite an exciting game on this Thursday evening. A sell-out crowd will roar and scream as the Crimson Tide hold their own against the dominant Spartans. Let’s take a look at these two teams to see what kind of game we’re in for.

Alabama Crimson Tide

Alabama is the #2 ranked team in the NCAA, topped only by Clemson (undefeated this season). Alabama has had an amazing season, with a record of 12-1. Their only loss was to #15 Ole Miss in week 3, but Alabama was quick to recover and has been undefeated ever since that game. This will be Alabama’s 8th appearance in the Cotton Bowl, and fans are hoping for a repeat of their 2006 Cotton Bowl victory over Texas Tech.

Michigan State Spartans

Michigan St. is the #3 ranked team overall, topped by Clemson and Alabama, the latter of which they will face in this game. The Spartans also hold a record of 12-1, with their only loss coming in week 9, in a mid-season matchup against Nebraska. Led by quarterback Connor Cook, Michigan State will be returning to Arlington for their second consecutive Cotton Bowl appearance, after a narrow victory last year against Baylor. Fans hope to see the Spartans pull off a win in this game and hopefully go on to win their first national championship since 1966.

With so much on the line, the 2015 Cotton Bowl is sure to be an epic game. With both teams coming off exceptional regular seasons, both sporting explosive offensive power and rock-solid defense, there’s really no telling who will come out on top on this Thursday night game.


Watch the Cotton Bowl Live Stream Online with Sling TV (No Cable Needed!)

Sling TV

The Cotton Bowl will be hosted on ESPN Network, but luckily, there’s now a way to watch ESPN online: Sling TV. With Sling, you can watch the Cotton Bowl live stream from home, or on the go – without a cable subscription!

If you’re just now learning about Sling TV, you should check out our review to learn all about the details of this fantastic new service. For now, here are the basics that you should know:

  • Sling TV offers 20+ of the most popular cable networks in an affordable package
  • Networks like ESPN, ESPN 2, TNT, TBS, A&E, HGTV, and many more are all included
  • You can use Sling TV to watch the Cotton Bowl live stream via ESPN
  • Use Sling to keep up with live sports, movies, TV shows and more
  • Access from anywhere with an internet connection
  • NO cable subscription required!
  • Works on your computer, smartphone, tablet, or streaming device
  • Watch on your TV with the help of a streaming device, such as a Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, etc.
  • No contract required – you can cancel at any time
  • Get a free Roku Streaming Stick if you pre-pay for 3 months
  • Only $20 per month!

Sling TV is the easiest way to watch the Cotton Bowl online without cable. But it’s so much more than that – it’s an easy way to replace cable TV and save a ton of money! Plus, you won’t be locked into anything, since there is no contract. If you don’t like the service, simply cancel!

We always recommend that our readers try a free 7-day trial of Sling TV to see if the service is right for them.


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Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows

Austin Meadows is a writer, traveler, and cord-cutting expert based in the rainy but beautiful Pacific North West.
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