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How to watch the Quick Lane Bowl online

If Eastern Michigan can lengthen Pitt's fields and shorten its own with takeaways and discipline, it has a decent shot at the minor upset.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Dec 26, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:30 pm CDT

Representing the middling middle of the ACC, the Pittsburgh Panthers (7-5) travel to Detroit to take on Mid-American Conference delegate Eastern Michigan (6-6) on Thursday at Ford Field in the Quick Lane Bowl.

The Eagles have a great shot at giving the MAC a big mid-major win over a Power Five program in Pitt. Pitt, however, is at an unending crossroads as a program and doesn’t have a lot to play for other than the embarrassment of losing to a Midwestern directional school.

Eastern Michigan, though, beat Illinois earlier this season and will bring juice. Pitt has a MAC victory this season, a 20-10 win over Ohio. 

It will take a monumental effort from the Eagles, who frankly are at a depth disadvantage. The Panthers don’t impress in any way offensively, especially on the ground (121 rushing yards per game), but Eastern Michigan has allowed 230 rushing yards or more in four of its last five games. Quarterback Kenny Pickett has been aggressively average for most of the season.

Here’s how to watch Pittsburgh vs. Eastern Michigan in the Quick Lane Bowl.


Quick Lane Bowl

  • Location: Ford Field, Detroit
  • Date: Dec. 26, 8pm ET
  • Streaming: ESPN

How to stream Pitt vs. Eastern Michigan live: Watch the Quick Lane Bowl

The following services offer a one-week trial.

1) Sling TV

Sling offers a ton of live sports. Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $40 per month. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.

For $10 extra per month, you can get NFL RedZone via the Sling Blue Sports Extra package.


How to use AirTV with Sling

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.


2) Hulu with Live TV

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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.)


3) YouTube TV

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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.)


Quick Lane Bowl: Why it matters

Eastern Michigan could really catch a sleeping giant of a program slipping, but it must win the turnover battle. Pitt also has had a problem with penalties, averaging over eight times a game for 71 yards a game. Eastern Michigan, though, led the MAC with the fewest penalties and penalty yardage.

If they it lengthen Pitt’s fields and shorten its own with takeaways and discipline, it has a shot.

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*First Published: Dec 26, 2019, 11:00 am CST