The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Ohio State Buckeyes will travel to Glendale, Arizona and face off in the Fiesta Bowl. Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. ET on January 1st and will feature two of the most exciting teams of the 2015-2016 season. Want to watch the Fiesta Bowl live stream from home? You’ve come to the right place – check out our guide below!
ESPN has TV rights for a majority of the college football bowl games and will broadcast the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day. Cable cutters used to have difficulty accessing ESPN legally without a cable subscription, but now there are easy and affordable options to do so. Now, it is not difficult to watch games like the Fiesta Bowl live stream without having to be locked in to a cable contract. Below is a guide for the best way to watch Notre Dame vs Ohio State online.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Ohio State Buckeyes Preview
Notre Dame has had an impressively good year even with its challenging schedule. The Fighting Irish had big wins over teams like Texas, Georgia Tech, and Temple. But, it fell out of the running for the college football playoff when it lost its final game of the season against Stanford. The game against the Cardinals was one of the best matchups of the year featuring 10 lead changes and nearly 1,000 yards of offense. But, ultimately the Fighting Irish fell short. The season was still quite impressive and Notre Dame enters the Fiesta Bowl ranked 8th in the AP Poll. It looks for a big victory over a solid Buckeyes team that will solidify its impressive 2015 campaign.
The Ohio State Buckeyes started the season flawlessly and rattled off ten straight wins. Unfortunately for Buckeyes fans, Ohio State lost a close game to a great Michigan State team that dropped its ranking from 2nd to 8th in the AP Poll. They currently sit ranked 7th after a big rivalry win over 12th-ranked Michigan. The Buckeyes hopes over repeating as National Champions have ended, but a game against a great Notre Dame team will be their final test for the season. If Ohio State can pull off a victory they can look back on the year as nearly perfect, but for the tough loss to the Spartans.
Back in 2006, Notre Dame and Ohio State met in the 2006 Fiesta Bowl. In that game, the Buckeyes came out on top with a final score of 34-20. But with both teams’ recent performances being very impressive, the 2016 Fiesta Bowl could really go either way.
Watch the Fiesta Bowl Live Stream With a Sling TV Subscription
More and more people have become fed up with the hassle and expense of a cable subscription and decided to cut the cable cord. Recognizing this trend, Dish Network launched its subscription streaming service Sling TV early in 2015. Sling TV has gained a sizeable following, largely because its diverse channel offerings and the access it provides to watch live sporting events. ESPN is included in Sling TV’s basic package, which means you can watch the Fiesta Bowl live stream with a Sling TV subscription – no cable TV required!
The basic package for Sling TV (full review) includes over 20 popular cable channels. Not only can you stream these channels live, but the streams can be accessed using an internet connection from your computer, tablet, phone, or TV with a connected device. Featured channels in the package include TBS, TNT, CNN, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (By signing into WatchESPN with your Sling TV credentials). Sling TV will not only let you watch Notre Dame vs Ohio State live stream on New Year’s Day, but you can watch any of the other bowl games aired on ESPN throughout bowl season – plus a TON of other great live sports content.
The cost to subscribe to Sling TV starts at only $20 per month for its basic package. The $20 per month gets you over 20 channels and easy access to all of your favorite TV Shows and live sporting events. There is no contract needed either, which means you can cancel at any time you would like. There are also add-on packages on Sling TV for just $5 more per month. One example, the Sports Extra Package, lets you watch channels like ESPNEWS, ESPNU, SEC Network, and ESPN Goal Line for only $5 extra each month.
Sling TV can actually be your top resource to watch the Fiesta Bowl free. Sling TV currently has a free 7-day trial. You can sign up to try out the service and likely watch several bowl games free. There is also a limited-time offer for a free Roku Streaming Stick or 50% off a Roku 3 Player if you pay in advance for three months of your Sling TV service. It’s a great deal considering the devices will have paid for themselves and you will have been able to watch all of the TV and sports Sling TV has to offer right on the big screen!
Fiesta Bowl Schedule
Date: Friday, January 1
Time: 1:00 p.m. ET
Network: ESPN (or Sling TV)
How to Watch Other College Football Games Online
Once you’ve enjoyed the Fiesta Bowl live stream, you’ll likely want to watch some more football! Take a look at our guide to college football streaming to learn all about watching NCAA football without cable.
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