Utah vs Ohio State live stream: How to watch the Rose Bowl online

Cameron Rising of the Utah Utes and C.J. Stroud of the Ohio State Buckeyes
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The Utah vs Ohio State live stream is almost here, and it features two teams coming off very different outcomes. The Buckeyes looking to bounce back from a very  disappointing loss a rival, while the Utes are thrilled to have captured a their conference title and their first ever trip to the Rose Bowl. 

Utah vs Ohio State channel, start time

The Utah vs Ohio State live stream is today Saturday (Jan. 1).
Time — 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT / 10 p.m. GMT
• U.S. — Watch on ESPN via Sling or Fubo.TV
• U.K. — Watch on BT Sport    
• Watch anywhere — try ExpressVPN 100% risk free 

The Utah Utes (10-3) come this matchup after beating Oregon 38-10 for the Pac-12 Championship. The Utes controlled the game from the start and led 23-0 at the halftime. Sophomore running back Tavion Thomas scored two touchdowns in the win, Utah’s first and last on the day.

Thomas led the team’s offense this season with 20 touchdowns while juniors Devin Lloyd and Mike Tafua led the defense. Lloyd, a linebacker came up with eight sacks this year, while Tafua, a defensive end brought down the opposing quarterback nine-and-a-half times.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2) are not where they thought they’d be at this point in the year. Instead of playing in the college football playoffs they are in Pasadena. The Buckeyes ended their season by falling to rival Michigan 42-27. A loss that ended their eight-game win streak against the Wolverines.

One of the biggest tragedies of the Buckeyes missing out on the playoffs is freshman quarterback C.J. Stroud having to wait at least one more year to see what he can do on college football’s biggest stage. Stroud threw for 38 touchdowns this season with just five interceptions as he locked up Big Ten offensive player of the year honors and became a Heisman Trophy finalist.

The Ohio State is a 4-point favorite against Utah. The over/under is 64.

For more college bowl action, check out how to watch the Cotton Bowl live stream and watch the Orange Bowl live stream.

How to watch the Rose Bowl live stream from anywhere


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If you're away from home and can't watch the Rose Bowl, you can still see the game. Using the best VPN makes it so that you can appear to be 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 the game from anywhere in the world:

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Rose Bowl: Utah vs Ohio State live streams in the US

In the U.S., Utah vs Ohio State is going to be broadcast on ESPN, which is available with most cable packages and on two of our favorite streaming services fuboTV and Sling TV.

The game starts at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Saturday (Jan. 1). 

If you've cut the cord but still want to watch ESPN, you can rely on the very affordable Sling while the more comprehensive channel package comes from fuboTV. They are two of our picks for the best streaming services.

Sling TV:

Sling TV: Right now, you can sign up and get your first month for just $10. That gives you live TV for a very cheap price. The Sling Orange package comes with ESPN, ESPN2, TNT, CNN and more top channels. 

Fubo.TV:a 7-day free trial

Fubo.TV: One of the best streaming services with ESPN, Fubo has all of the right network channels and most of the cable channels you don't want to go without. Who needs cable? Not Fubo subscribers. It's got a 7-day free trial so you don't need to pay up front.

Rose Bowl: Utah vs Ohio State live streams in the UK

College football fans across the pond can watch Utah vs Ohio State on BT Sport

A great option for non-BT subscribers is the BT Sport Monthly Pass (£25), which lets you watch via an app for a fixed time and doesn't require a lengthy subscription.

The Rose Bowl live stream starts at 10 p.m. GMT on Saturday.

Americans abroad could just use the service of their choice, provided they log in via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Rose Bowl: Utah vs Ohio State live streams in Canada

Canadian college football fans will need TSN.ca to watch Utah vs Ohio State live streams in Canada. It will be carried on TSN 1.  

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Marc Farzetta

Marc is a contributing sportswriter at Tom’s Guide covering the NFL, NBA and MLB as well as various other leagues. He is a graduate of Temple University where he studied Broadcasting and Journalism. Marc’s previous stops include the Trenton Times and NBC Sports Philadelphia. He also worked on the production crew of NBC Sunday Night Football for 11 seasons. When not working, Marc is probably sipping his next espresso to get him ready for more work.