Not all undefeated teams are created equal, but at some point the College Football Playoff committee is going to have to take a good, hard look at a certain AAC team.
The No. 9 ranked UCF Knights (5-0) are unbeaten as they take on the Memphis Tigers (4-2) at the Liberty Bowl on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 3:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on either ABC or ESPN2, depending on where you live (coverage map). 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 both 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) and ESPN2.
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 the game is on ABC where you live but 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).
If the game is on ESPN2 where you live, ESPN2 is included in the “Sling Orange” channel package. 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 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.
If it’s on ABC, the “Sling Orange” channel package doesn’t include ABC but does include ESPN3, meaning you’ll 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), while games on ESPN2 require you to sign in to a cable provider. Either way, you can still use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
This is a matchup of last year’s AAC Championship Game. UCF won in double overtime 62-55, which preserved their unbeaten record and set up a Peach Bowl date with Auburn.
Head coach Josh Heupel is commanding an offense that is better than it was last year, even after losing super stud wide receiver Tre’Quan Smith to the NFL. The Knights are third in the country in total offense, led by junior quarterback McKenzie Milton (1,501 yards, 15 touchdowns, four interceptions).
Tigers head coach Mike Norvell praises the job Heupel and his staff are doing, as he prepares his team for another, likely, shootout.
“They’re probably playing even faster than what they did last year. Their tempo is at warp speed. They’re snapping the ball anywhere from 5 to 10 seconds after the previous play, which is extraordinary.”
Memphis is not far behind UCF when it comes to moving the football. UCF averages 574.4 yards per game, while Memphis averages 547.2, which ranks sixth nationally.
The Tigers counter Milton with a stud junior quarterback of their own, Brady White. Through six games, White has completed 69.2% of his passes for 1,549 yards, 15 touchdowns and just one interception.
Source: Heavy Sports