The Clemson Tigers had an easy time last weekend; this weekend will be slightly tougher.
No. 2 Clemson (1-0) put a 48-7 beating on Furman last week, as they head to College Station, Texas and become the highest-ranked non-conference opponent to face Texas A&M (1-0) in its home building on Saturday night.
The game is scheduled to start at 7:00 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. 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 all the ESPN channels. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and 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 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).
ESPN and ESPN 2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can also 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. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher, in his first season following his departure from Florida State, is ready for his biggest challenge to date. Fisher and Tigers head coach Dabo Swinney have played against one another in each of the last eight seasons; Clemson and Florida State split those meetings, with the latter winning the past three.
Fisher, who didn’t necessarily expect to see the Tigers, is welcoming them anyway.
“It was kind of ironic, when I accepted the job, looked down (at the schedule) — ‘you’ve got to be kidding,’ I said, ‘Really?’ It’s ironic, because whoever won that game for so many years won the conference. Every year that was a critical game. I guess it’s kind of ironic; I guess it’s fitting.”
Fitting indeed. More fitting, they each share more in common. In addition to Nick Saban and Urban Meyer, they are each the only coaches to win a National Championship since 2011. Fisher won his with quarterback Jameis Winston in 2013, and Swinney won his with quarterback Deshaun Watson in 2017.
In Fisher’s first game as head coach, Texas A&M rushed for 503 total yards – the second-highest total in school history – and junior running back Trayveon Williams led the way with 240 yards on 20 carries with three touchdowns.
Yards are going to be a little harder to come by against Clemson.
Clemson got the opportunity to rest most of its key starters last week. Starting quarterback Kelly Bryant finished 11-for-17 for 132 yards and a touchdown, with five attempts for 44 yards and a touchdown on the ground before being pulled for backups.
Source: Heavy Sports