While the Georgia Bulldogs back-to-back national championships in 2021 and 2022 marked the beginning of a changing of the college-football guard, the No. 13 Alabama Crimson Tide seem to be further signaling their reign as the team to beat in college football, is all but over. Starting the season at No. 4, down from holding the top spot the past years coming into each season, the 2-1 Crimson Tide have dropped out of the Top 10.
Bama's head coach Nick Saban brought eight SEC Championships home. Injury concerns and that 2-1 start have fans on edge. Pre-season conjecture had the 3-0 Georgia Bulldogs winning the 2023 SEC Championship on December 2 in Atlanta. But if there's one thing Saban's 26 seasons coaching college football have taught us, it's never count Nick Saban out.
The Ole Miss Rebels head to Tuscaloosa this weekend to face the Tide. Both team's first conference game of the season, the Tide are still smarting from their Week 2 loss to Texas. The Rebels are hoping to add one more loss to the Tide's already turbulent season. Naturally, we'll be watching.
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How to watch the Ole Miss vs. Alabama NCAA college football game
The Ole Miss Rebels take on the Alabama Crimson Tide Saturday, Sept. 23 at 3:30 p.m. ET (12:30 p.m. PT). You can watch the game live on CBS.
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The South Carolina Gamecocks take the Georgia Bulldogs Saturday, Sept. 16 at 3:30 p.m. ET. You can watch the game on CBS.
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More ways to watch the Week 4 Ole Miss vs. Alabama game : FuboTV
You can also catch Saturday's SEC action on FuboTV. FuboTV is a sports-centric streaming service that offers access to this game, plus almost every NFL game of the season. Packages include CBS, Fox, NBC, ESPN, NFL Network, NFL RedZone and more, so you'll be able to watch more than just today's games.
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- The Pro tier includes 169 channels, including NFL Network; the Ultimate tier includes 289 channels, including NFL RedZone.
- FuboTV includes all the channels you'll need to watch live sports, including CBS (not available through Sling TV).
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Stream college football games on Hulu + Live TV
You can watch this college football game with Hulu + Live TV. The bundle features access to 90 channels, including both Fox and FS1. Unlimited DVR storage is also included. Watch every game on every network with Hulu + Live TV, plus you can personalize your viewing experience and Hulu will offer curated recommendations based on the teams and playmakers you follow.
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Watch college football live with a digital HDTV antenna
If you're cutting the cord between yourself and your cable company, you're not alone, but you are in luck. You can still watch college football on TV with the assist of affordable indoor antenna, which pulls in local over-the-air HD channels such as CBS, NBC, ABC, Fox and PBS. Here's the kicker: There's no monthly charge.
First-floor apartment dwellers, or anyone living in partially blocked-off area (those near mountains, for example), a digital TV antenna may not pick up a good signal – or any signal at all. But for many homes, a digital TV antenna provides a seriously inexpensive way to watch college football without paying a staggering monthly fee. ndoor TV antennas can also provide some much-needed TV backup if a storm knocks out your cable (or your).
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More teams to follow during the 2023 college football season
The Georgia Bulldogs want to run it back. The Georgia Bulldogs became just the fifth program to win back-to-back national championships when they beat the Alabama Crimson Tide 33-18 in 2022. Since 1936, no college team has won three-in-a-row. The Bulldogs are hoping to change all that. Head coach Kirby Smart has focused on leadership skills for his players, stating the team's biggest opponent is "complacency."
Can Deion Sanders make the Colorado Buffaloes great? Coach Prime made headlines during the offseason. Only ten scholarship players from the Buffaloes' 2022-season roster remain on the team after Sanders took advantage of transfer portal rules to revamp the team's roster. Prime's in his first season as the Buffaloes coach and he'll hope to work the same magic on the Buffaloes program as he did in his successful three years at Jackson State. But the lights of the Pac-12 shine brighter than they do in the FCS and Sanders will have to rise to the occasion. Good news for Sanders, the Buffs finished 1-11 last season. There's only one way to go but up.
Important dates for the 2023 college football season:
- The 13-week 2023 college football season runs from Aug. 27 through Dec. 9.
- Two semifinal games, the Rose Bowl Game and the Allstate Sugar Bowl, are scheduled for New Year's Day (Monday, January 1, 2024).
- The College Football Playoff National Championship is scheduled for Monday, January 8, 2024 at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas.
How will all the college football shake ups shake out?
In July 2022, UCLA and USC finally agreed on something. The frenemy rivals would both leave the Pac-12 in favor of the Big Ten in 2024. This summer, Colorado announced it would return to the Big 12. Since then, Arizona, Arizona State and Utah have announced an exodus from the Pac-12 to the Big-12 at the end of the 2023 season. Washington and Oregon State are also ditching the Pac-12 for the Big 10 at the same time.
The school shuffling won't affect the 2023 season much, but expect journalists to talk about it to no end. With the Pac-12 currently down to just four teams for the 2024 season, the demise of the Pac-12 is sure to be one of the biggest stories of the season.
We're also looking forward to these stories during the 2023 NCAA college football season
The Alabama Crimson Tide came into the 2023 season ranked No. 4. Saban and company are working hard to land back on top. The Tide's Week 2 upset loss to the Texas Longhorns didn't help. Ohio State has arguably one of the best receiver rooms in college football led by the dazzling Marvin Harrison Jr. The Buckeyes started the season at No.3 and have slipped to No. 6, passing by Florida State who now sits at No. 3.
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