On Saturday, October 10 at 10:00 p.m. ET, the Utah Utes will host the California Golden Bears. The conference matchup creates an exciting backdrop for one of the biggest games of the week with fans of each school hoping their team can come out on top.
The Pacific-12 conference has a broadcast agreement with ESPN. The ESPN family of networks will be broadcasting about 45 Pac-12 games this year. This matchup between two ranked teams within the conference will surely be one of the best Pac-12 games on ESPN this season. Thankfully, there are now affordable and legal options to watch live sports without a cable subscription. Therefore, you’ll be able to watch the California vs. Utah live stream on your computer or TV with ease. Read on and we’ll detail how you can make this happen.
California Golden Bears vs. Utah Utes Preview
Last season, Utah had a solid season finishing ranked 21st and defeating Colorado State in the Las Vegas Bowl. California had a mediocre season and finished right in the middle of the Pac-12 conference. Both teams have started off strong this year and will be fighting on Saturday to come away with a win.
Utah is currently ranked 5th in the AP Poll and has already proven it is a top contender in its conference. Utah is undefeated so far and coming off a great win over a ranked Oregon team. Coming into the contest, Oregon was ranked 13th and Utah dominated throughout the game leading to a 62-20 win. The Utes ranking is its highest since 2009, when it won the Sugar Bowl. Utah hasn’t been ranked 5th in the regular season since November 2004.
California is sporting a ranking of 23 going into this big conference matchup. The Golden Bears have not lost a game this season, but will have their biggest challenge of the season this week against their first ranked opponent. Last season, Cal won 4 of their first 5 games and then lost 6 of the last 7. Golden Bears fans are hoping the next few games will go much better this year than they did last year. With upcoming matchups like UCLA, USC, Oregon, and Stanford, the game against Utah will be the first opportunity for Cal to show the nation it is a contender in the super-competitive Pac-12.
Watch the California vs. Utah Game Online Live with Sling TV
On Saturday, Sling TV will be one of your best and easiest options for watching the California vs. Utah game live. Sling TV is a streaming service, launched earlier this year, which is largely marketed as a strong alternative to having a cable subscription. It’s gained traction, largely due to its wide range of channel offerings, which includes live sporting events.
Sling TV (review) provides subscribers access to over 20 popular cable channels including ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, TBS, and AMC. This means you can watch your favorite shows or games without the expensive cable subscription. Also, the WatchESPN app is accessible using your Sling TV login, which means you can view ESPN3 as well. Between ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, there are about 20 games being broadcasted this weekend alone. You can watch all of those games live with just your Sling TV subscription.
The starting package of the Sling TV subscriptions is $20 per month and requires no contract. The streams can be watched either on your computer, tablet, phone, or even your TV through a connected device. For $20 per month, you can watch tons of live sporting events. Plus, all of the other quality content will be available to you as well.
You can also add the Sports Extra package offered by Sling TV for an extra $5 per month. The package brings channels like SEC Network, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, and ESPN Goal Line. These will not only bring more live coverage of college football games, but will bring a seemingly endless amount of highlights and analysis each week.
If you are interested in testing Sling TV out, they currently are offering a free 7-day trial. You could actually use the trial to watch the California vs. Utah game online for free.
If you are completely sold on Sling TV, you can take them up on their limited-time offer. If you prepay for 3 months of your Sling TV service, they will give you a free Roku Streaming Stick or 50% off a Roku 3 Player. It’s a solid deal, since both devices will pay for themselves after the three months and it’d let you watch college football live directly on your TV without a cable subscription for the rest of the season.
Other College Football Games to Watch Online This Weekend
*All games can be watched on Sling TV and/or WatchESPN
October 10, LSU vs South Carolina 12 p.m. ET (ESPN)
October 10, Arkansas vs Alabama, 7:00 p.m. ET (ESPN)
October 10, Miami (FL) vs Florida State, 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC/ WatchESPN App)
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