Kyler Murray and the No. 6 ranked Oklahoma Sooners (4-0) aim to avoid another potential letdown as they welcome the Baylor Bears (3-1) into Norman for a Big 12 showdown on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets, but even if it isn’t included in your market, you’ll be able to watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms with your Hulu credentials).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and if ABC is live in your market, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app. If ABC isn’t live in your market, scroll down to the “ESPN Platforms” section to see where you can watch.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Although ABC isn’t technically part of the Sling TV package, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of the “Sling Orange” bundle, which includes ESPN3, and you’ll then be able to watch a live stream of the game on the ESPN digital platforms (see next section).
You can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Games on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) can be watched for free without cable if you have a participating internet service provider (ISP), but even if you don’t have a participating ISP, you can still sign use your Hulu or Sling TV (or other cable TV) credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
Last week wasn’t pretty for the Sooners, as they barely escaped with a 28-21 overtime victory against Army. Oklahoma was outgained in total yards (379-355) and had seven fewer first downs (26-29) than Army.
The Knights controlled the clock, possessing the football for a total of 44:41, and tallied 47 more offensive plays (87-40) than the Sooners. Despite the discrepancy, the Sooners made the most of their opportunities, scoring three times in the first half. Although they went scoreless in the second half, the Sooners were able to get the game into overtime, where quarterback Murray threw a 10-yard touchdown pass that ultimately proved to be the game-winner.
The contrast between Army and Baylor couldn’t be higher. For the Bears, the type of offense they run is entirely different, and more aligned with how Big 12 offenses are typically spread sets and big-play oriented.
Bears head coach Matt Rhule expects Lincoln Riley and the Sooners to be ready for their offense, which he joked has some Army elements to it now.
“We’ve been running a little bit of triple option here and there. We ran a couple last week. But I don’t think (Oklahoma) is going to be too worried about that from us after seeing it last week with Army.”
Rhule went on to add:
“Army is built to keep that great Oklahoma offense off the field and I’m not sure that we’re really wired for that.”
Sophomore quarterback Charlie Brewer tossed three touchdown passes in a one-sided affair last week against Kansas. The week before, he struggled to complete 53.% of his passes in a 40-27 home loss against Duke, who is now ranked No. 23 in the nation. Murray, who has thrown for 1,028 yards, 11 touchdowns and two interceptions this season while completing 68.2% of his passes, will need to air it out early and often in this game.
Source: Heavy Sports