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How to watch the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl online

Utah State quarterback Jordan Love is headed for the NFL. But first, a showcase.


Kahron Spearman


Posted on Dec 20, 2019   Updated on May 19, 2021, 7:56 pm CDT

The Utah State Aggies (7-5) represent the Mountain West Conference in taking on the Kent State Golden Flashes (6-6) from the MAC (Mid-American Conference) on Friday in the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl, just outside of Dallas.

Kent State is the only Division I/FBS school to win its final three games to become bowl eligible, coming off a punishing non-conference schedule which included road games against Auburn, Wisconsin, and Arizona State–all top 25 teams. Junior quarterback Dustin Crum led the Golden Flashes in both passing and rushing–2,336 passing yards and 560 yards on the ground–with 23 total touchdowns.

Utah State arrives in Texas with great intrigue surrounding its starting quarterback. Jordan Love was cited on possession of marijuana on Tuesday and his status for the game is unknown—he’s ultimately expected to play. All the same, the Aggies will lean heavily on running backs Gerold Bright and Jaylen Warren, who have combined for 1,388 rushing yards and 13 scores.



Here’s how to watch the Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl.

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl

  • Location: Toyota Stadium, Frisco, Texas
  • Date: Dec. 20, 7:30pm ET
  • Streaming: ESPN2

How to stream Utah State vs. Kent State live: Watch the Frisco 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 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.)


Frisco Bowl: Why it matters

Simply put, Utah State chances will live and die with the availability of Love, who has declared for the NFL draft after passing for 8,283 yards and 57 touchdowns in three seasons. He has an NFL future and the matchup with Kent State is a final showcase for evaluators.

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*First Published: Dec 20, 2019, 11:00 am CST