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The Boise State Broncos and the Boston College Eagles will meet in the First Responder Bowl in Dallas on Wednesday.
The game is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. ET and will be broadcast nationally on ESPN. If you don’t have cable or can’t get to a TV, you can still watch a live stream of the game (or DVR it) on your computer, phone, or streaming device by signing up for one of the following cable-free, live-TV streaming services:
In addition to a Netflix-like on-demand streaming library, Hulu also offers a bundle of 50-plus live TV channels, including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU. You can sign up for “Hulu with Live TV” right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Hulu website, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the Hulu app.
If you can’t watch live, “Hulu with Live TV” also comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage (with the ability to upgrade to “Enhanced Cloud DVR,” which gives you 200 hours of DVR space and the ability to fast forward through commercials).
ESPN and ESPN2 are both included in the “Sling Orange” channel bundle. You can sign up for a free seven-day trial right here, and you can then watch a live stream of the game on your computer via the Sling TV website, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the Sling TV app.
If you can’t watch live, you can get 50 hours of cloud DVR storage as an additional add-on.
Additionally, you can watch a live stream of the game on your computer via ESPN.com, or on your phone, tablet, or streaming device via the ESPN app. You’ll need to log in to a cable provider to watch this way, but if you don’t have that, you can still sign up for one of the above options and then use your Hulu or Sling TV credentials to sign in and watch on the ESPN digital platforms.
2018 First Responder Bowl Preview
Now ranked No. 25 in the nation, Boise State (10-3) was No. 19 when they fell 19-16 in overtime to No. 24 Fresno State in the snow-covered Mountain West title game. It was the fourth meeting between the rivals in two seasons, splitting those contests and a pair of conference championships.
“We’ve played (Fresno State) four times now and they’ve done a good job of getting themselves ready to play every time,” Boise State head coach Bryan Harsin said, according to the Associated Press. “Congratulations to Fresno. We just came up short. And the bottom line is that’s what it comes down to-and we didn’t do that tonight.”
The loss snapped the Broncos’ seven-game winning streak.
Boise State is 12-6 all-time in bowl games, and 3-1 under Harsin.
“It’s so ingrained in us, every week that we meet with each other, we can’t help but see it,” defensive end Jabril Frazier said of winning in the postseason, according to the Idaho Statesman. “We didn’t accomplish the goal of winning the Mountain West, but we still have a shot at achieving that other big goal.”
Boise State led the Mountain West with 39 sacks this season. Frazier, a senior, was second on the team with 5.5. Sophomore Curtis Weaver pulled opposing quarterbacks down 9.5 times after 11 sacks as a freshman.
“That’s all you’re remembered for, that you’re as good as your last game, it’s what the guys that are coming back will think about, and us seniors leaving, we don’t want to go out with two losses (in a row),” Frazier added.
Boston College fell to then No. 19 Syracuse at home 42-21 in their last game of the season for their third straight defeat, falling to 7-5.
Still, head coach Steve Addazio was pleased with his team’s regular season performance.
“A week ago Saturday, we’re the 19th team in the country,” the coach said, according to the Associated Press. “We had (ESPN’s) ‘Gameday’ here. Why did we have ‘Gameday’ here? Because we were playing for the conference championship just two weeks ago. We took a big step. We sold this place out — our first sellout in years. A lot of good things have happened.”
The Eagles haven’t won more than seven games in a season since 2009; Addazio’s first season at the helm came in 2013.
“When you play a team like Boise and the amount of respect we have for Bryan’s team, watching them on tape, they are such a physical, sound, well-coached, fundamental team with super talent on their team and great history behind them,” Addazio said, according to The Idaho Press-Tribune. “This is certainly going to be an unbelievable challenge for us.
“We’re playing an elite team. You watch the tape and you know what you’re up against. We’re playing an elite team, a 10-win team which is very hard to do, an elite football team loaded with talent and as well-coached team as I’ve seen. In our minds we’re playing a very good opponent that’s got dangerous, dangerous weapons and players that are well coached.”
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