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How to Watch Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Live Without Cable in 2022

Written by John O'Connor

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are a college football team that plays in the Big Ten’s competitive East Division. After several rough seasons, Rutgers football has begun to turn things around by bringing back Greg Schiano as head coach. You can live stream Rutgers football on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, iPhone, and more.

fuboTV, YouTube TV, Hulu, and DIRECTV STREAM all carry the channels you need to watch every Rutgers football game, with fuboTV, Hulu, and YouTube TV featuring better base package value than DIRECTV STREAM.

Although DIRECTV STREAM requires an upgrade to its “Choice” package to watch Big Ten Network, which is an important channel for Rutgers fans, we still picked DIRECTV STREAM as the best choice because the platform is a more complete solution for sports fans in northern New Jersey than its competitors. With DIRECTV STREAM, sports fans get Rutgers football, plus YES Network, MSG, and SportsNet NY for in-market Yankees, Mets, Knicks, Rangers, Islanders, and Nets games. Every platform listed here is also suitable for watching the Giants and Jets.

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Table of Contents
  1. How to watch this week’s Rutgers football game
  2. The most important channels for Rutgers football fans
  3. Live streaming Rutgers football: our top picks
  4. More Big Ten Teams

How to watch this week’s Rutgers football game

Looking for a specific Rutgers football game? We list the upcoming Rutgers football TV schedule, as well as the live TV streaming providers that carry each game, plus the latest free trials in the easy to use table below.

Note: the Rutgers vs. Wagner game on 9/10 will air on Big Ten Network.

This team does not have a televised game scheduled in the next two weeks.

The most important channels for Rutgers football fans

The Big Ten’s TV contract reserves big games for FOX’s Big Noon Kickoff, as well as ABC and ESPN. Games without championship implications air on FS1 or the Big Ten Network.

If Rutgers keeps winning, they will appear on the big stage ESPN and FOX games, however, it’s also likely many of their games will be on the Big Ten Network and FS1. In the table below, I have laid out all of the important Big Ten Football channels and which live TV streaming providers carry each.

DIRECTV STREAM – ChoicefuboTVHulu + Live TVOrange Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ABC ABC
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
ESPN ESPN
ESPN2 ESPN2
ESPN3 ESPN3
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1

Live streaming Rutgers football: our top picks

fuboTV is our top pick for live streaming Rutgers football. The service carries all the channels you need to watch the Scarlet Knights and, as an added bonus, offers the Big Ten Network in the base package. fuboTV comes with a generous 1,000 hours of DVR storage and subscriptions can be canceled at any time. fuboTV is fast and easy to setup and we love the elegant user interface. You can even set a calendar reminder to be notified before your favorite teams appear on TV.

For Rutgers fans in the NYC metro area, fuboTV’s base package comes with MSG and SportsNet NY for watching Knicks and Mets games.

We also recommend fuboTV as our top pick for NY Giants and NY Jets fans.

Read our fuboTV sports review.


Hulu + Live TV is another good option for live streaming Scarlet Knights football. While I enjoy using the fuboTV app more than I do Hulu, Hulu + Live TV carries all the channels you need to watch Big Ten Football live without cable. Some cord cutters will be drawn to Hulu’s ESPN+ bundle, which comes with out-of-market NHL and MLB, as well as UFC events.

Read our Hulu + Live TV sports review.


DIRECTV STREAM CHOICE, like fuboTV and Hulu + Live TV, carries the 5 channels you need to watch Rutgers football this season live online. The Big Ten Network is not offered in the base package.

While the price is higher than competitors, choosing DIRECTV STREAM’s “Choice” package is the play if you want to watch Yankees baseball in addition to Rutgers football. DIRECTV STREAM “Choice” is the only option for live streaming the YES Network, which is the regional sports network that broadcasts most of the Yankees regular season.

Read our DIRECTV STREAM review.


YouTube TV carries the channels you need to watch Rutgers football live without cable. The service broadcasts some ESPN content in 4K and features a mobile only real time integration with NFL.com fantasy football leagues.

Read our YouTube TV sports review.


Sling TV is one of our top budget picks, but you have to purchase expensive add-ons if you want to get ESPN and the Big Ten Network in the same package. Even with these add-ons, Sling doesn’t offer ABC without an air antenna, so it’s likely not a great option here unless you want to go with either Sling Orange or Blue to get partial NCAAF coverage in order to save cash.

Read our Sling TV sports review.

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