Mostly everybody knew the No. 3 ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-0) would be good this season. Nobody saw this season from the No. 12 ranked Syracuse Orange (8-2) coming, though. They collide in South Bend, Indiana on Saturday afternoon.
The game is scheduled to start at 2:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on NBC. 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:
NBC (live in most markets) is included in FuboTV’s main package, which includes 85 total channels and is largely tailored towards sports fans. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the FuboTV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the FuboTV app.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of Cloud DVR (with the ability to upgrade to 500 hours), as well as a handy “72-Hour Lookback” feature, which will allow you to watch the game on-demand up to three days after it airs even if you forgot to record it.
In addition to their extensive Netflix-like streaming library, Hulu now also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including NBC (live in most markets). You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and 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 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).
NBC (live in select markets) is included in the “Sling Blue” channel package. You can sign up for a free 7-day trial, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
NBC Sports Live
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the NBC Sports Live website, or on your phone, tablet or streaming device via the NBC Sports app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your FuboTV, Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the NBC Sports digital platforms.
The game will take place at Yankee Stadium, a neutral site, which will be filled with almost 50,000 rabid Orange and fighting Irish fans. Syracuse head coach Dino Babers told reporters this week despite a slightly different setting, both teams will still be in their element.
“When I grew up, we grew up playing on the front lawns of junior high schools and high schools, parks, played in the street with cars parked there. If you get two really good teams that are motivated, they’ll really play anywhere. As long as it’s not concrete and (it’s) grass, I’m OK. I think they’ll be all right.”
After missing last week’s win against Florida State, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly told reporters quarterback Ian Book (ribs) will resume his role as the starter sending Brandon Wimbush back to the sideline. Book practiced this week, and is expected to play Saturday.
Syracuse has rattled off four straight wins. The Orange are ranked their highest in the AP Poll since 1998. Notre Dame controls its own destiny after finishing its home schedule. With a win, and a win next week against unranked USC, the Fighting Irish will finish undefeated and earn a berth in the College Football Playoff.
Matchup to Watch: One of the biggest reasons for Syracuse’s success is senior quarterback Eric Dungey. Dungey has not thrown an interception since he was picked twice in a 44-37 overtime loss to Pittsburgh on October 6.
The Fighting Irish defense allows 330.1 total yards per game, 191.2 through the air which ranks No. 29 in the nation. Notre Dame has also forced nine interceptions.