How to stream the Outback Bowl live online

Representing the Big 10, No. 18 Minnesota Gophers (10-2) travel out of the cold to take on Southeastern Conference delegate No. 12 Auburn Tigers (9-3) at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida, in the Outback Bowl.

Minnesota, a resurgent program under head coach P.J. Fleck, is searching for a signature win—one that would define the program to the nation and recruiting bases they desire. Quarterback Tanner Morgan (191-289, 2,975 yards, 28 touchdowns, 6 interceptions) has been better than steady, especially when he can consistently get the ball to playmaker Rashod Bateman (57 catches, 1,170 yards, 11 touchdowns).

The Gopher defense is stout and actually ranks higher than Auburn in total defense: 14th and 19th, respectively. Auburn, though, has probably the single-best player in the game in defensive tackle Derrick Brown, who will likely be picked in the top five during the 2020 NFL draft.

Digging into the defensive stats, offenses are converting just 30% of third-down conversions on Auburn, besting the Gophers’ 38%. Converting a few of these would put Minnesota in position to overcome the slight depth and size deficit.

Here’s how to stream Minnesota vs. Auburn in the Outback Bowl.

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Outback Bowl

  • Location: Raymond James Stadium, Tampa, Florida
  • Date: Jan. 1, 1pm ET
  • Streaming: ESPN

How to stream Minnesota vs. Auburn live: Watch the Outback Bowl

The following services offer a one-week trial.

1) Sling TV

Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $30 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels.

Sling Blue customers in select markets get NBC; see if yours has it here. Sling Blue also brings Fox News Channel, MSNBC, and Headline News as part of its regular slate of channels, with Fox Business Channel available for those who get the Sling Blue News Extra add-on. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.

If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. 

Other features include a Free Cloud DVR tier for all subscribers (allowing 10 hours of recording a month), the ability to record all live linear channels, and no VOD preemption on any channels. New subscribers get $10 off the first month.

How to use AirTV with Sling TV

AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV, (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”

The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.

But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV, YouTube TV, and PlayStation Vue. All those services have plenty of local channels. While select NFL and college football games (on Fox, FS1, and FS2) are no longer on Sling, you can still catch Fox games with AirTV.

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2) Hulu with Live TV

Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)

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3) YouTube TV

YouTube TV is a great option for college football: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU are all here and offer a nearly 360 programming platter of action. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)

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Outback Bowl: Notes

Minnesota would do well to keep Auburn defensive tackle Derrick Brown from destroying its interior linemen. The unanimous All-American is a prototypical run-stopping disruptor with the ability to go after the quarterback and run down plays from hash to hash. Watch the brief video below of his domination in pocket-collapsing.

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Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman

Kahron Spearman is a music and film critic whose work can also regularly be regularly found in the Austin Chronicle.