Michigan vs Iowa live stream today: How to watch 2023 Big Ten Championship Game online, start time, odds

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It's billed as one of the biggest mismatches in Championship Week history. Whether Iowa can score a touchdown and Michigan getting 100 on the board have become genuine points of discussion. Sure, the Hawkeyes' offensive output has been historically poor for a team that's got to the 2023 Big Ten Football Championship Game but therein lies the point: against all expectations they're in with a shot at the Stagg Championship Trophy, and that merits respect.

Michigan vs Iowa is live on Fox in the U.S.. Don't worry if you're away — you can watch Michigan vs Iowa from anywhere with a VPN.

Michigan vs Iowa live stream, Date, Time, Channels

The Michigan vs Iowa live stream takes place on Saturday, Dec. 2.
Time — 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT / 1 a.m. GMT (Dec. 3) / 12 p.m. AEDT (Dec. 3)
• U.S. — Fox (via Sling TV/Fubo)
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The stats are, admittedly, spectacularly funny. The Hawkeyes have scored 20 offensive touchdowns, an exact match for the number of interceptions they've tossed. In the entirety of November they scored six times. By contrast, the undefeated Wolverines have scored at least six touchdowns in seven of their 12 games this season.

The key to the Hawkeyes' unlikely run to the Big Ten Football Championship Game has, of course, been one of the meanest defenses around. An average of 12.2 points per game conceded makes Iowa's the ninth stingiest defense in college football, though even by that metric the Wolverines are superior, having given up an FBS-best 10.3 points per game.

Add the return of Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines' efforts to snatch the No.1 spot in the playoffs, and it's difficult not to fear for their opponents at Lucas Oil Stadium. At the time of publication, Michigan are massive -21.5 point favorites according to DraftKings — and, no, that isn't a typo.

You’ll need to watch a Michigan vs Iowa live stream to see how the game plays out, and we’ve got all the details you need down below.

How to watch Michigan vs Iowa live stream from anywhere

College football streaming tip:

If you're away from home and can't watch Michigan vs Iowa like you normally would, there's still a way you can see the game. Using the best VPN makes it appear as if you're surfing the web from your home town, so you can access the same streaming services you already pay for.

Here's how easy it is to stream college football from anywhere in the world:

1. Get a VPN (we recommend ExpressVPN as the best out there)
2. Connect to the location you want to stream from
3. Use your usual streaming service and watch like normal

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Michigan vs Iowa live streams by country

How to watch Michigan vs Iowa live streams in the U.S.

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In the U.S., Michigan vs Iowa is going to be broadcast on Fox, which is available free over the air with one of the best TV antennas or with most cable TV packages.

If you've already cut the cord, our recommendation to watch the game is Sling TV or Fubo. They're two of the best streaming services for live TV.

The Sling Blue package costs from $40 per month and comes with Fox and over 40 other channels. Fubo, meanwhile, typically costs $75 per month for 121 channels, including Fox, all the broadcast networks, ESPN and more.

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The Sling TV Blue plan starts from $40/month and streams your local Fox channel. Right now, new subscribers can score a 50% discount on their first month!

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Fubo has all of the major networks, including Fox. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Can you watch Michigan vs Iowa live streams in the U.K.?

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College football broadcasting rights in the U.K. have just been snapped up by Sky Sports, but unfortunately the Michigan vs Iowa game hasn't been selected for broadcast.

That said, anybody visiting the U.K. from the U.S. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN.

Can you watch Michigan vs Iowa in Australia?

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Unfortunately, there's no Michigan vs Iowa live stream for college football fans in Australia to tap into. That's because the game hasn't been picked for TV or streaming.

Any would-be viewers currently visiting Australia from the U.S. can use one of the best VPN services to access their usual streaming service from abroad. We recommend ExpressVPN.

As it stands, live college football rights are split between ESPN and Fox Sports in Australia, with live streaming available via Foxtel and Kayo Sports.

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Aatif Sulleyman

Aatif is a freelance journalist and copywriter based in the UK. He’s written about technology, sport and politics for a wide range of publications including TechRadar, What Hi-Fi?, The Independent, Trusted Reviews, and Newsweek. These days, he focuses mainly on streaming at Future, an arrangement that combines two of his greatest passions: live TV and penny-pinching. When he's not attending a top-flight English soccer match, you can find him perfecting his table tennis skills.