In a clash of programs looking to maintain momentum, the Indiana Hoosiers (8-4), representing the Big 10, take on SEC delegate Tennessee Volunteers (7-5) in Jacksonville for the Taxslayer Gator Bowl.
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— TaxSlayer Gator Bowl (@taxslayerbowl) December 25, 2019
Head coach Tom Allen has Indiana leaning forward into progress, finishing the regular season with its first eight-win season since 1993. The defensive-minded Hoosiers (No. 37 nationally in total defense) will try to match their school-record nine wins by winning their first bowl win since 1991. When QB Michael Penix Jr. went down for the season with a shoulder injury, Peyton Ramsey (184-266, 2,227 yards, 13 TDs, 4 interceptions) held it down. WR Whop Philyor leads the team with 69 catches for 1,001 yards and five scores.
Tennessee QB Jarrett Guarantano, who has been in head coach Jeremy Pruitt’s doghouse at various points throughout the season, threw for 1,937 yards and 16 touchdowns. WR Jauan Jennings caught 57 passes for 942 yards and eight scores. Jennings may be the team’s leader, but he isn’t their best player. DE Darrell Taylor is a fantastic athlete that turns speed to power off the edge at a high level.
Here’s how to watch the Taxslayer Gator Bowl.
Taxslayer Gator Bowl
- When: 7pm ET, Thursday, Jan. 2
- Where: TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida
- Streaming: ESPN
How to stream Indiana vs. Tennessee live: Watch the Gator Bowl
The following services offer a one-week trial and a way to catch this week’s college football bowl action.
1) Sling TV
- Sling TV pricing: $30-$45 per month (New subscribers get $10 off the first month.)
- Sling TV devices: Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV,Roku,Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, Microsoft Edge, and iOS and Android devices
- Sling TV local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
Sling offers a ton of live sports. Sling TV provides two base channel package options, each priced at $25 per month. Sling Orange includes three ESPN channels – including ESPN3, which will simulcast ABC sports broadcasts, while Sling Blue includes sports channels like NFL Network, NBCSN, and local channels. If you’re Team “Why Not Both,” Sling Orange + Blue combines the two for just $45 per month. Sports Extra: Sling Blue ($10 per month) also includes NFL RedZone.
How to use AirTV with Sling
AirTV solves one of Sling’s biggest problems: The inability to receive all of your local channels. By purchasing a basic AirTV for $79.99 or the AirTV Player for $119.99, you can merge those local channels into your Sling TV (or on your mobile device if you have the basic AirTV). As the Daily Dot wrote in its AirTV review, “It’s practically magic.”
The basic AirTV is a dual-tuner streaming device, while the AirTV Player is basically an upgraded Chromecast that has Netflix preinstalled. You’ll still need to own an HD antenna, because even though AirTV gets you access to your local channels, it doesn’t actually physically show them to you.
But AirTV—which has no monthly fee—serves to strengthen one of Sling’s biggest weaknesses compared to other live streaming services like Hulu with Live TV and YouTube TV (which have a number of local channels).
- Cost: $54.99 per month
- Hulu devices: Roku, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Nintendo Switch, and iOS and Android devices
- Hulu local channels: ABC, CBS, Fox, NBC, the CW (check your local availability here)
Hulu with Live TV includes sports programming among its offerings, including ESPN and FS1, and as a subscriber to the service, you’ll get free access to Hulu’s sizable on-demand library. (Check out the full list of Hulu Live TV channels.)
3) YouTube TV
- Cost: $50 per month
- YouTube TV devices: Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, Xbox One, iOS and Android devices
- YouTube TV local channels: NBC, CBS, Fox, ABC, the CW (enter your ZIP code here to check your availability)
YouTube TV is a great option for college football: Fox, ABC, NBC, CBS, FS1, FS2, ESPN, ESPN2, ESPN News, and ESPNU are all here and offer a nearly 360 programming platter of action. (Take a look at the full list of YouTube TV channels here.)
Taxslayer Gator Bowl: Notes
Tennessee edge rusher Darrell Taylor isn’t Chase Young, which is to mean he’s not quite the finished product either Young or perhaps Zack Baun is for now. However, no one in the country plays with more hunger and violence. He’s not quite the run defender he will eventually be, but Indiana’s offensive survival will be centered on whether it can contain Taylor.
ESPN NFL Draft expert Todd McShay says Tennessee's Darrell Taylor will be the best player on the field in the TaxSlayer Gator Bowl:https://t.co/rb94frlYS4
— Rocky Top Insider (@rockytopinsider) December 27, 2019
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