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How to stream BYU vs. Toledo

The Cougars are taking all comers in 2019, and their last clash with the Rockets was a thriller.


Ramon Ramirez


Posted on Sep 25, 2019   Updated on May 20, 2021, 2:58 am CDT

Bringham Young head coach Kalani Sitake takes his team East for another consecutive major clash—but college football fans will need an ESPN+ stream to watch. Below is everything you need to know to stream BYU vs. Toledo.

For the 2-2 Cougars, who have competed sans a conference since 2011, it’s been a grindhouse. As the Salt Lake Tribune notes, they’re the only team in college football to open their season with four straight Power Five opponents. After hard-muscled losses to Utah and Washington to pair with overtime wins against Tennessee and a suddenly surging USC, the Cougars are back on the road.

The Toledo Rockets host BYU for the first time on Saturday in this sneaky-fun new rivalry. Their 2016 maiden meeting finished 55-53 so casual fans will want to watch their tickers as it barrels toward the fourth quarter.


BYU Cougars vs. Toledo Rockets

  • When: Saturday, Sept. 28 at 9pm PT
  • Where: Glass Bowl Stadium Toledo, Ohio
  • Streaming: ESPN+

BYU Cougars vs. Toledo Rockets will be available to stream on ESPN+.

BYU Cougars vs. Toledo Rockets live stream: How to watch College Football online

1) ESPN+

watch BYU vs. Toledo live stream on ESPN+
  • Cost: $4.99 per month or $49.99 for 12 months
  • Devices: Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku players and TV, Oculus Go, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Samsung smart TVs, and iOS and Android devices

ESPN+ is a subscription service that extends ESPN’s existing website and app, carrying all MLS matches not on ESPN or FS1, as well as Serie A+, USL, Copa America, and FA Cup matches. It encompasses other sporting events as well, including 20 exclusive UFC Fight Night events per year, 180 NHL games, at least one MLB game a day for every day of the season, and a cornucopia of college sports.

ESPN+ also features the network’s sports talk programming, and it features original series starting with the entire 30 for 30 catalog ESPN made its name on. It also unlocks more content and fewer ads on the ESPN site.


Is ESPN+ actually worth it?

There are a couple of easy ways to watch ESPN without cable, but each of them involves subscribing to a live TV streaming service. For budget-minded ESPN fans, or sports-obsessed viewers looking for even more content, the world’s leading sports network has a new option. Launched in April 2018, ESPN+ offers a mix of live sports and original programming for a few dollars a month. 

ESPN+ gives you the best streaming collection of sports documentaries available anywhere, augmented with original series and live sports. Subscribers get access to games from the MLB, NHL, MLS, and college sports from over 20 U.S. collegiate conferences, as well as hundreds of boxing matches, PGA tour golf, Grand Slam Tennis, cricket, English League Football, United Soccer League, and more. That adds up to thousands of hours of live sports for less than a pint at your local bar a month.—John-Michael Bond

BYU vs. Toledo live stream: What to watch for

The 2-1 Rockets opened the season with a tough loss to Kentucky but are coming off a big 41-35 road win at Colorado State. In that thriller, running back Bryant Koback enjoyed a career-best 228 yards on the ground. Signal-caller Mitch Guadagni also ran for 119. 

For the Mid-American Conference heavyweights, that’s good news: BYU ranks 116th nationally when it comes to stopping the run.

As Vanquish the Foe notes, this is the first time this season that BYU is favored by Vegas. Yet BYU star running back Ty’Son Williams is done for the season with a torn ACL—and according to Odds Shark, the Cougars are only a 2.5-point road favorite, though they’re also 7-2 against the number in their last nine.

All signs are pointing to an offensive fireworks show with pinball energy.

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*First Published: Sep 25, 2019, 8:27 am CDT