What TV station is Clemson-Boston College today? Live stream, time, how to watch online

No. 5 Clemson and Boston College play Saturday, Oct. 8. The match will be broadcast live on fuboTV (free trial) and DirecTV Stream (Free Trial).

Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait – longer than usual – for a game like this.

Hafley arrived in Chestnut Hill just before the pandemic hit, so the alumni stadium was empty when the Eagles played second-tier Notre Dame and No. 12 North Carolina in his first season. Top-ranked Clemson was in Death Valley in 2020, and the Eagles also faced a weakened Tigers side on the road last year.

Hafley therefore looks forward to what could be the first real scoring game of his B.C. tenure so far: a nationally televised game against No. 5 Clemson on Saturday night, when the Eagles pay tribute to the former Lacrosse of British Columbia Welles Crowther, who died in the 9/11 attacks.

After beating Wake Forest and ranked North Carolina State in consecutive weeks, Clemson (5-0, 3-0 ACC) may have an open path to the conference title game — and maybe the college football playoffs — with No. 22 Syracuse as the only ranked team remaining on its schedule.

But the Tigers can’t afford to ignore British Columbia (2-3, 1-2) this week and Florida State on Oct. 15. Clemson have beaten the Eagles 13 of the last 14 times, but each of the last two was by six points.

The annual Red Bandana Game honors Crowther, who was known – and later identified – for always wearing a red bandana. He died in the South Tower of the World Trade Center while helping to save others.

The Eagles will wear special uniforms trimmed with the familiar paisley pattern of a bandana.

When is Clemson-Boston College?

Clemson plays at Boston College at 6:30 p.m. (7:30 p.m. ET) on Saturday, October 8.

Live streaming options

Fubo TV

The match will be broadcast live on fuboTV, which offers a free trial. The most basic package is the “standard fubo” package, which includes over 121 channels for $69.99 per month. Like all cord cutting alternatives, there are plenty of options, especially for sports. It comes with over 1,000 hours of cloud-based DVR and up to 10 screens at once.

DirecTV streams

DirectTV Stream oroffers a free trial.

There are four DirecTV Stream options:

The Entertainment Packagewhich consists of over 65 channels, costs $54.99 until the promotion ends on April 30. It’s the basic package for can’t-miss entertainment – including ESPN, TNT, Nickelodeon and HGTV.

The Choice Package has over 90 channels and costs $74.99 during the promotion. ENTERTAINMENT channels, plus MLB Network, NBA TV, college sports networks, and more. Enjoy regional sports networks at no additional cost.

The Ultimate Package has over 130 channels and costs $89.99 during the promotion. Everything in CHOICE, plus Oxygen, Golf Channel, NHL Network, Universal Kids and more.

The Premier package has over 140 channels and costs $134.99 during the promotion. Everything in ULTIMATE, plus HBO Max, SHOWTIME, STARZ, Cinemax and more.

DirecTV Stream offers a free try it doesn’t take much effort.

To sign up, enter a phone number, email address, and credit card, and you’ll receive five days of free service.

In addition, enhance your experience with the DirecTV Stream device. Although it doesn’t include a free trial, it gives you access to thousands of apps like Netflix and more on Google Play. You can search using the voice remote with Google Assistant and you can enjoy a traditional live TV channel guide. It is sold separately.

Will it be televised?

Clemson and Boston College will be televised on ABC.

Insight

BACK IN B.C.: Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has many memories of playing at Boston College, perhaps none greater than his first time as the Tigers’ interim coach in 2008.

CJ Spiller, now the running backs coach, had 242 total yards in a 27-21 win, just Swinney’s second game in charge.

“If we don’t win this game, I probably wouldn’t be here,” Swinney said, in his 14th full season at Clemson. “They’re all big, you don’t realize how big some are until later down the road.”

Clemson has won quarterback DJ Uiagalelei’s two starts against BC, including a 34-28 victory in 2020 when Trevor Lawrence was out with COVID-19. It was Uiagalelei’s first career start.

SINGULAR: BC’s first victory was an uninspiring victory over FCS Maine, so beating an ACC opponent in Louisville was a step up and individual efforts were recognized.

Flowers was named conference receiver of the week after catching five catches for 151 yards and two long scores. He also improvised on a broken play and ran for 22 yards to set up another touchdown.

Flowers is second in BC history with 2,460 receiving yards, one more than former receivers coach Rich Gunnell.

Tackle Chibueze Onwuka was the ACC Defensive Lineman of the Week after blocking an extra point in the one-point win. He also had a career-high nine tackles, including two for a loss.

GAIN CONFIDENCE: Clemson freshman offensive coordinator Brandon Streeter has seen his players make big plays all season long — and it’s given him the confidence to call plays without worrying about execution.

One example was Uiagalelei’s 9-yard run from a contraband formation that sealed things up in the fourth quarter against North Carolina State. The Tigers lined up under the center – a rarity in their attack – and Uiagalelei faked a pass down the middle before sprinting left and intact towards the end zone.

“I trust those guys out there on the field and they’re giving me a lot of great feedback,” Streeter said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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