No. 5 Utah Utes vs No. 13 Oregon Ducks
- When: 8pm ET, Friday, Dec. 6
- Where: Levi’s Stadium, Santa Clara, California
- Streaming: ABC, ESPN3
In a battle for the Pac-12 championship, No. 5 Utah Utes (11-1, 8-1 Pac-12) and No. 13 Oregon Ducks (10-2, 8-1) meet at Levi’s Stadium, in Santa Clara, California in a prime-time Friday night showdown.
Utah last week quickly handled Colorado, 45-15. Utah quarterback Tyler Huntley finished with 165 yards and two touchdowns and also ran 10 times for 27 yards. Running back Zack Moss toted the rock 20 times for 88 yards and a score. The Utes’ punishing defense played well against Colorado, allowing a total of 217 yards–with just 60 rushing yards allowed.
Utah ranks third nationally in both total and scoring defense.
Huntley has thrown for 2,773 yards and 16 TDs with two interceptions. Doak Walker Award semifinalist Moss leads the Utes with 1,246 yards and 15 TDs on the year.
Oregon clinched a PAC-12 Championship game berth after beating Oregon State, 24-10, last Saturday. Future NFL draft first-rounder Justin Herbert completed 18 of 30 passes for 174 yards and a TD. RB Travis Dye carried the ball 12 times for 91 yards. However, the Oregon defense allowed the Beavers to gain 380 total yards–137 yards on the ground.
The Ducks defense allowed 41 total points over the past two weeks in their costly loss two weeks ago against Arizona State and Oregon State. Their defensive woes, especially along the line, will need to be fixed by Friday, as the Utes’ 23rd-ranked rushing defense will apply significant pressure to whatever plans Oregon has to control the line of scrimmage.
For the first time in years, the Pac-12 is in the national title picture. Here’s how to stream tonight’s high-profile action.
How to stream Utah vs. Oregon live: Watch Pac-12 football
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1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $25-$40 per month (40% first month)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV,Roku,Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
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.
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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.
- Cost: $44.99 for your first month and $54.99 per month thereafter
- FuboTV devices: Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire, Android TV, iOS and Android devices
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- Cost: $44.99 per month
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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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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.)
Utah vs. Oregon: What to watch for
An interesting stat arises when you investigate Utah’s defensive statistics. As mentioned above, the Utes rank third in both total and scoring defense. The two teams ranked ahead of them in total defense–Ohio State and Clemson–also rank in the top five in tackles for loss. The Utes are 69th in the country, which could suggest a lack of explosion. However, it actually suggests a rare sturdiness and consistency.
For Oregon to have a shot, Herbert has to play up to his talent and withstand Utah’s swarming pressure, especially up the middle from Bradlee Anae, who’s seventh on the country in sacks (12.5.) Sophomore left tackle Penei Sewell will need to be up to the task.
Holding the chalk line, Utah is a 6.5-point favorite, according to Odds Shark. Expect the Utes to try and muscle Oregon off both sides of the ball.
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