We’re nearing the end of bowl season, which is a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s a major bummer that the college football season is almost over. But on the other, it’s awesome that the best teams in the country are getting ready to face off. And the 71st edition of the Citrus Bowl is no exception, as the #19 ranked LSU Tigers will take on the #15 ranked Louisville Cardinals in what should be a high-scoring, tightly-contested affair.
The Tigers (7-4) and Cardinals (9-3) will be playing each other for the first time ever, making this a historic clash between the two schools. This will also be the first time LSU or Louisville has ever played in a Citrus Bowl, and it will be the first bowl game for LSU head coach Ed Orgeron.
Unfortunately for Orgeron, he’ll be making his head coaching bowl debut without star running back Leonard Fournette. To avoid injury and get ready for the 2017 NFL Draft, Fournette decided to sit out the Citrus Bowl. In just seven games this year, Fournette ran for 843 yards on 129 carries (6.5 ypc) and eight TDs.
While there will be lots of firsts for LSU in this game, their program still has plenty of experience playing in big games. Heading into their 48th bowl appearance, the Tigers have posted a 24-22-1 record, and they have won three National Championships.
Louisville may not have the same pedigree as LSU, but they are certainly no slouches when it comes to playing under the bright lights. This will be the Cardinals’ 21st bowl appearance in school history, and they have compiled a 10-9-1 record. Bobby Petrino is 5-4 in bowl games over his career and 3-3 as the head coach of Louisville.
Now that you’ve gotten a brief history lesson, let’s break down everything you need to know to live stream the Citrus Bowl.
LSU Tigers vs. Louisville Cardinals Viewing Details
Date: Saturday, December 31, 2016
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Location: Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida
TV Channel: ABC
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Spread: LSU -3.5, O/U 59.5
How To Live Stream The Citrus Bowl Online
Your best bet for watching LSU battle Louisville via a live stream is WatchESPN. You just need your log-in and password information for your cable or satellite provider and you’re good to go.
How To Live Stream The Citrus Bowl On Mobile
If you can’t watch Saturday’s game on your TV or computer, the Worldwide Leader has you covered with the WatchESPN app. As long as you have a cable or satellite provider, you can click here to browse all of the different ways you can keep up with the action.
How To Live Stream The Citrus Bowl Online Without A Cable Subscription
If you don’t have a cable or satellite provider, you can roll with Sling TV for Saturday’s game. Their Sling Orange package costs $20 a month, and you can add ABC to your group of channels for an extra $5. If that’s too rich for your blood, you can try out Sling TV with a free 7-day trial.