This week will see a great match up on Saturday, November 21 at 3:30 p.m. ET when the Michigan State Spartans play the hosting Ohio State Buckeyes. The contest in Columbus, Ohio between two ranked opponents will likely be one of the best games of the weekend, and it has major implications for the College Football Playoffs which are just around the corner. In short, it’s a must-see game for college football fans.
The Big Ten has a TV contract with the ABC family of networks, meaning many of its games are broadcast on ESPN and ABC. The Michigan State vs. Ohio State game will be broadcast on ABC’s main channel as part of its college football Saturday lineup. Thankfully, even if you don’t have cable or antenna access to the ABC broadcast, there are now legal and affordable options to watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State online via a live stream. Read on to find out more details.
Michigan State Spartans vs. Ohio State Buckeyes Preview
Ohio State has followed up its National Championship year with what looks to be another phenomenal season. Led by head coach Urban Meyer, the Buckeyes are now 10-0 and ranked at number 2 on the AP Poll, behind only Clemson. The Buckeyes largest criticism for the year has been its lacking schedule, but its next two games against ranked Michigan State and Michigan will surely be its biggest tests of the year. If it can manage to win these next two games it will likely lock itself into the college football playoffs.
The Michigan State Spartans had a perfect year going through the first eight weeks. The Spartans were undefeated with two great wins over ranked opponents in Michigan and Oregon. However, a lost to Nebraska moved Michigan State out of the top ten in the AP Poll. Thankfully for Michigan State fans they followed the loss with a great win over Maryland and are now sitting as the number 9 ranked team heading into its bout with Ohio State. If they can beat the second-ranked Ohio State team, they will surely catapult themselves up the rankings and into a conversation to be included as one of the playoff teams.
Watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State Online This Weekend With Sling TV
For cable cutters or other avid college football fans, Sling TV (free 7-day trial) will be a great resource to watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State online. In the beginning of 2015, Dish Network launched Sling TV as a solution for those without cable to still watch some of their favorite shows or sports. It is a subscription streaming service, which has been popular as one of the best options to watch sports events live due to its great package of channels. The game will be broadcast on ABC/ESPN3 this weekend, meaning you can use Sling TV to login to the WatchESPN app to watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State online.
Sling TV channels consist of over 20 popular networks including TNT, TBS, ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3 (Accessible via the WatchESPN app and your Sling login).The WatchESPN app is what connects Sling TV subscribers to ABC’s broadcast of its main cable channel, which is how you can easily access the game online. The Sling TV live stream can be viewed directly on your computer, tablet, phone, or TV with a connect device. So, you could access WatchESPN with your Sling TV login and watch ABC’s broadcast of the Michigan State vs. Ohio State game online or directly in your living room!
The basic subscription package is just $20 per month, and Sling TV does not require any contracts, meaning you can cancel at any time. That’s not a very expensive price to watch tons of your favorite TV shows and teams each month. For an extra $5 per month, you can also add one of Sling TV’s additional channel packages. One example, which is a package we consistently recommend, is the Sports Extra Package. It brings channels like ESPNEWS, ESPNU, SEC Network, and ESPN Goal Line for just the $5 more per month. Not a bad price for a lot of additional college football games, highlights, and analysis each week.
If you are thinking about giving Sling TV a test run, you can always do Sling TV’s 7-day free trial. If you start it now, you can watch Michigan State vs. Ohio State online for free this weekend, along with a ton of other games. Click here to start your free 7-day trial.
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Other College Football Games to Watch Online This Weekend
*All games can be watched on Sling TV and/or WatchESPN
Saturday, November 21, Michigan vs Penn State, 12:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
Saturday, November 21, TCU vs Oklahoma, 8:00 p.m. ET (ABC)
Saturday, November 21, California vs Stanford, 10:30 p.m. ET (ESPN)