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How to Watch Rutgers Scarlet Knights Football Live Without Cable

Written by Derek Fleming

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Watch today’s Rutgers football game live without cable on the device of your choice, including iPhone, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung Smart TVs, and more.

How to watch Rutgers football
Table of Contents
  1. Today’s game
  2. Important channels
  3. Top picks
  4. More Big Ten Teams

College football fans can live stream Rutgers football on a host of different devices, including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Google TV, iPhone, and more. With the exception of streaming exclusive Peacock games which are a new feature of Big Ten Football this season, Fubo, YouTube TV, Hulu, and DIRECTV STREAM all carry the channels you need to watch every Rutgers football game.

Although DIRECTV STREAM requires an upgrade to its “Choice” package to watch Big Ten Network, which is an important channel for Rutgers football 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.

DIRECTV STREAM – Choice

Watch CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, YES Network, MSG, Big Ten Network, and more.

$99.99 / month

5 Day Free Trial

Fubo

Watch CBS, FOX, NBC, ESPN, FS1, Big Ten Network, and more.

$74.99 / month

7 Day Free Trial

Sling TV Blue + Sports Extra

NY market only. Watch FOX, NBC, FS1, and Big Ten Network at a good rate.

$46 / month

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Today’s 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.

Important channels

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

If Rutgers keeps winning, they will appear on the big stage NBC, CBS 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 – ChoiceFuboHulu + Live TVSling TV Orange + Sports ExtraYouTube TV
ABC ABC
Big 10 Network Big 10 Network
CBS CBS
ESPN ESPN
FOX FOX
FS1 FS1
NBC NBC

Top picks

Fubo 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 a little higher than some 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 FOX, NBC, and 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 and is an affordable way to watch a good chunk of the Rutgers season if you live in the NYC area. In NYC metro, Sling TV Blue carries FOX, NBC, and FS1, and adding Sports Extra gets you access to Big Ten Network.

Read our Sling TV sports review.

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