The Pittsburgh Panthers are set to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday at Notre Dame Stadium. Pittsburgh will attempt to break Notre Dame’s current hot streak, as they’ve gone an impressive 6-0 to start the seaso
The game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC. 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:
NBC (live in most markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in most markets). 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).
NBC (live in select markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” 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.
NBC Sports Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports 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 FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the NBC Sports digital platforms.
If Notre Dame has any ace up their sleeve, its star running back Dexter Williams and quarterback Ian Book. In just two games, Williams has become the team’s top rusher with 339 yards and four scores. According to College Football News, he notched 161 yards and a touchdown against Stanford, and went on to annihilate Virginia Tech for 178 yards and three scores. Book has been effective since taking over the quarterback position, hitting over 73% of his passes and providing lots of openings for Williams to make things happen.
“I’m just trying to bring some tempo,” Book told ESPN. “I want these guys to tally behind me, work faster as an offense and just bring some juice. I want to be a leader.” Receiver Miles Boykin feels that Book is the key to their chemistry as a team. “He’s definitely a leader,” he said. “He can make so much happen, but he’s so calm. He’s actually quiet in the huddle, no matter the situation, where we are or what the score is. He’s just someone that you trust. You know he can do the job whatever that job is.”
“Ian creates energy,” added Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly. “They know they’re going to have a chance to run after the catch. They know they’re going to be able to do these things. So there is a heightened excitement and responsibility now. Each of the playmakers feel that because they know they’re going to get a chance to touch the ball and make plays.”
Pittsburgh has run into back recently, as they lost tight end Tyler Sear and starting linebacker and team captain Quintin Wirginis. The former left the team for personal reasons, while the latter suffered a season-ending knee injury during practice.
“Our entire team is certainly heartbroken for Quintin,” said Pittsburgh head coach Pat Narduzzi. “He was having an absolutely outstanding senior season, on and off the field, and we are very sorry it ended prematurely due to injury. Our team is one big family and we will certainly rally around him. Knowing Quintin, I have no doubt he will remain a huge influence in our locker room.”
Source: Heavy Sports