How to Watch Illinois vs. Purdue, Michigan State vs. Iowa Live on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, & More




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Week 5 of the college football season continues and NBC Sports has live coverage on Peacock with a doubleheader of games featuring Big Ten foes. In the early matchup, Illinois travels to Purdue in what should be an exciting game between a pair of midwestern rivals. The Iowa Hawkeyes will host the Michigan State Spartans in the late game.

The Fighting Illini are coming off a heart-racing victory over Florida Atlantic that ended 23-17 in dramatic fashion. QB Luke Atlmyer slung the pigskin all over the field on his way to 303 yards in the air and two touchdowns (one rushing and one passing). WR Isaiah Williams continued to show the world why he’s one of the best receivers in the Big Ten as his 333 receiving yards are second most in the conference and he had 8 catches for 120 yards against FAU.

Purdue’s defense will be looking to slow down Illinois after the Boilermakers are coming off a 38-17 loss against the Wisconsin Badgers. RB Tyrone Tracy Jr. racked up 84 yards on the ground and saw the endzone once during the contest. Purdue’s air attack will look to extend its momentum as QB Hudson Card currently ranks third in the conference with 1,027 passing yards.

Iowa will be looking to bounce back after suffering a 31-0 shutout against Penn State last week. The Hawkeyes suffered their first defeat of the season and will have to turn things around against a Michigan State Spartans squad that fell to Maryland, 31-9, last week.

Saturday’s football coverage continues a busy weekend for NBC Sports and Peacock, which is also streaming the Ryder Cup, and cord cutters can find out how to watch that and much more, below.

When to Watch

DateTime (ET)MatchupPlatform
Sat., Sept. 303:30 p.m.Illinois at PurduePeacock
Sat., Sept. 307:30 p.m.Michigan State at IowaNBC, Peacock

How to Watch College Football Live on Peacock

As the streaming home of NBC Sports throughout the upcoming college football season, Peacock will stream live games featuring teams from the Big Ten and Notre Dame with select contests streaming exclusively on the service. Streaming Saturday’s tripleheader is easy without the hassle of cable.

For $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year, a Peacock Premium subscription gives you access to live college football games, 80,000+ hours of movies and shows, and on-demand content. For an ad-free experience, upgrade to Peacock Premium Plus for $11.99 per month, or $119.99 annually to unlock everything else Peacock has to offer.

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Other Ways to Watch Live College Football Games

Select games airing on NBC will simulcast on Peacock and cord cutters can watch all the action on the gridiron on Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, or any compatible device with a subscription to DIRECTV STREAMFuboSling TVHulu + Live TV, or YouTube TV. NBC is also available to watch for free with an antenna and AntennaWeb is a great tool to find out which NBC affiliates are in your area.

You can find out more about each streaming service, below.

Watch College Football Live on DIRECTV STREAM

Stream live NBC Sports college football games with DIRECTV STREAM. The Entertainment package includes NBC, and other local channels, including CBS, ABC, The CW, and FOX in a lineup of over 75 channels for only $74.99 per month. Prominent channels that feature college football in the Entertainment package include ESPN, ESPN2, and FS1

Upgrade to the Choice Plan to unlock more sports programming and increase your college football viewing options with a lineup of over 105 channels. In addition to the previously mentioned channels, the Choice plan includes popular RSNs, ESPNU, ESPNEWS, FS2, ACC Network, SEC Network, the Big Ten Network, and much more for only $99.99 per month.

With all DIRECTV STREAM plans there are no contracts, no hidden fees, and a subscription includes unlimited cloud DVR storage.

New subscribers can take advantage of a 5-day free trial before subscribing.


Watch College Football Live on Sling TV

Stream NBC Sports live on NBC (in select markets) with Sling Blue. For the low price of $40 per month, subscribers can watch college football in a 40+ channel lineup featuring other local networks such as ABC, and FOX (in select markets); FS1, and more. If you need more channels, Sling has you covered with Sling Orange + Blue for $55 per month. The package includes all the Sling Blue channels and Sling Orange favorites such as ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPN3, in a package of over 32 channels.

For an additional $11 per month, the Sports Extra add-on features major college sports networks from the ACC, Big Ten, Longhorn, and SEC.

Each plan includes 50 hours of DVR storage to record the biggest moments of the season, hit shows, movies, and more.

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Watch College Football Live on Fubo

Stream live college football games on NBC and over 100 sporting events with the Pro plan from Fubo. The plan includes other local channels (ABC, FOX, CBS, and the CW) and national networks that air college football games such as ESPN, ESPN2, FS1, SEC Network, Big 12 Network, FS2, ACC Network and more in a lineup of over 140 channels for only $74.99 per month. Relive your favorite moments during the season and rewatch your favorite shows with 1000 hours and Cloud DVR space.

New subscribers can try Fubo for free for 5 days.

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Watch College Football Live on Hulu + Live TV

Stream over 85 channels on Hulu + Live TV for $69.99 per month. The streamer includes ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, FS1, FS2, ACCN, Big Ten Network, SEC Network, and more. Plus, the service offers unlimited access to the Hulu library, Disney+, and live sports on ESPN+ for no additional charge. Record your favorite shows and sporting events for up to 9 months with unlimited DVR storage.

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Watch College Football Live on YouTube TV

Stream over 100 channels, including live college football games on NBC, ABC, CBS, FOX, ESPN networks, Big Ten Network, ACCN, SEC Network, FS1, and more with YouTube TV for only $72.99 per month. The service includes unlimited DVR and the ability to share 6 accounts per household.

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College Football on NBC Sports Schedule

DateTime (ET)MatchupPlatform
Sat., Oct. 7NoonRutgers at WisconsinPeacock
Sat., Oct. 73:30 p.m.Purdue at IowaPeacock
Sat., Oct. 77:30 p.m.Michigan at MinnesotaNBC, Peacock
Sat., Oct. 147:30 p.m.No. 8 USC at No. 11 Notre DameNBC, Peacock
Sat., Oct. 283:30 p.m.Pittsburgh at No. 11 Notre DameNBC, Peacock
Sat., Nov. 117:30 p.m.Michigan State at No. 4 Ohio StateNBC, Peacock
Sat., Nov. 183:30 p.m.Wake Forest at No. 11 Notre DameNBC, Peacock
Fri., Nov. 247:30 p.m.No. 6 Penn State at Michigan State (Ford Field)NBC, Peacock

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