The No. 10 ranked Florida Gators (8-3) head to Tallahassee to take on the Florida State Seminoles (5-6) on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 12 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ABC. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ABC (live in select markets, but even if it isn’t included in your market, you’ll be able to watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms with your Hulu credentials).
You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and if ABC is live in your market, you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Hulu app. If ABC isn’t live in your market, scroll down to the “ESPN Platforms” section to see where you can watch.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
Although ABC isn’t technically part of the Sling TV package, you can sign up for a free 7-day trial of the “Sling Orange” bundle, which includes ESPN3, and you’ll then be able to watch a live stream of the game on the ESPN digital platforms (see next section).
You can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Games on ABC (labeled as ESPN3) can be watched for free without cable if you have a participating internet service provider (ISP), but even if you don’t have a participating ISP, you can still sign use your Hulu or Sling TV (or other cable TV) credentials to sign in and watch the game on the ESPN digital platforms.
This is the 63rd matchup between the two programs all-time. The Gators lead the series 32-26-1, but there have been massive win swings, with Florida State actually winning the past five straight and seven of the last eight games.
It has been a down year for the Seminoles, though. No major Power Five conference school has experienced quite a drop off in the past two seasons as Florida State. The Seminoles are one loss away from being bowl ineligible for the first time since 1981, a streak spanning 36 years which is also the NCAA record.
First-year head coach Willie Taggert has struggled so far, no doubt about that. Taggert will look to end the Seminoles season on a high note with an upset against the Gators.
“(The bowl streak) is very important. We’re a prideful university. We pride ourselves on winning, and you think about the streak, that’s winning. We have been winning every year. So it’s very important that we go out and give our fans, our alumni, our former players and coaches that have been here and our current players and coaches everything we can to see that we get this victory and keep it going.”
Taggert uniquely grew up a Florida State fan. This is his dream job.
“I’ve always been a part of it, (My best memories were) the ones we won. I remember all the ones we won. Don’t think about the ones we lost. But it was a lot of great players playing in all those rivalries. I think if there’s anything, a lot of great players and a lot of great coaches throughout all of those games. Again, you can throw out all the records and all the stats, it doesn’t matter that game. You got to come ready to play and play for four quarters.”
Head coach Dan Mullen has a Florida squad that has been up and down over the past month. After consecutive losses to rival Georgia and (a shocker) Missouri, Florida rebounded to defeat South Carolina and Idaho.