Big 12 live streams: How to watch 2021 college football games online without cable

Big 12 live streams: How to watch 2021 college football games online without cable

In 2018, the Big 12 announced its current slogan: “Every Game Matters.” That will certainly be the case this season in a competitive conference lineup. 

For the sixth straight year, No. 2 Oklahoma was picked to win the league title in the Big 12 Football Preseason Poll. However, the Sooners will have sturdy competition within their conference, most notably against No. 7 Iowa State, which returns 19 starters including senior quarterback Brock Purdy. 

No. 18 Iowa, which won its final six games last season, will also look to make a splash in the conference along with No. 21 Texas, which is entering its first season under head coach Steve Sarkisian. 

The Big 12 does not have any other teams ranked in the AP Top 25, though Oklahoma State ranked just outside the poll with 107 votes and TCU had the third-most votes outside of the Top 25 at 40. 

With Oklahoma sophomore quarterback Spencer Rattler and Texas sophomore running back Bijan Robinson headlining the league, the Big 12 should have no shortage of eye-popping moments this season. Thankfully, you don’t have to miss any of them! 

Sporting News has you covered on how to watch every Big 12 game, all without the need for a cable subscription. 

MORE: Watch select SEC football games on ESPN+

How to live stream Big 12 football games 

The Big 12 will have some of its can’t miss games (i.e. Oklahoma, Iowa vs. Iowa State) in front of nationally-televised audiences on ABC and FOX. Regular-season contests can also be viewed on FS1, ESPN, ESPNU, CBS Sports Network and streamed via subscription service ESPN+ for games on Big 12 Now. 

Here’s a rundown of how to stream the 2021 Big 12 season, which starts on Sept. 3 and runs through the conference championship game on Dec. 19. 

National broadcasts 

The Big 12 will have several national broadcasts throughout the year on the ABC family of networks (including ESPN and ESPNU), Fox and FS1. 

Games appearing on ABC or ESPN will stream on the ESPN app and the ESPN website. FOX will stream games on FOX Sports Go or its website. 

fuboTV 

Every Big 12 game that appears on the aforementioned stations and Big 12 Now will also be available to stream on fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial to new subscribers. That accounts for each game with the exception of those that air on Big 12 Now on ESPN+. 

ESPN+ 

Several Big 12 games throughout the season will only be available via online stream, either through fuboTV or ESPN’s dedicated streaming service, ESPN+. The site’s rates start at $6.99 a month or $69.99 a year. 

Those games, through the first three weeks of the season, are: 

  • South Dakota at Kansas (Sept. 3) 
  • Northern Iowa at Iowa State (Sept. 4) 
  • Baylor at Texas State (Sept. 4) 
  • Missouri State at Oklahoma State (Sept. 4) 
  • Duquesne at TCU (Sept. 4) 
  • LIU at West Virginia (Sept. 11) 
  • Southern Illinois at Kansas State (Sept. 11) 
  • Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech (Sept. 11) 
  • Texas Southern at Baylor (Sept. 11) 
  • Nevada at Kansas State (Sept. 18) 
  • Baylor at Kansas (Sept. 18) 
  • FIU at Texas Tech (Sept. 18) 

Big 12 football schedule 2021

Week 1 

Note: Nationally televised broadcasts are in bold.

Friday, Sept. 3 

Game Time (ET) Channel
South Dakota at Kansas 8 p.m. ESPN+

Saturday, Sept. 4 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Oklahoma at Tulane Noon ABC, fuboTV
Stanford vs. Kansas State (Arlington) Noon FS1, fuboTV
West Virginia at Maryland 3:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Louisiana at Texas 4:30 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Northern Iowa at Iowa State 4:30 p.m. ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State 7 p.m. ESPN+
Missouri State at Oklahoma State 7 p.m. ESPN+
Texas Tech vs. Houston (in Houston) 7 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Duquesne at TCU 8 p.m. ESPN+

Week 2 

Friday, Sept. 10 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Kansas at Coastal Carolina 7:30 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV

Saturday, Sept. 11 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Tulsa at Oklahoma State Noon FS1, fuboTV
California at TCU 3:30 p.m. ESPNU, fuboTV
Iowa at Iowa State 4:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
LIU at West Virginia 5 p.m. ESPN+
Southern Illinois at Kansas State 7 p.m. ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin at Texas Tech 7 p.m. ESPN+
Texas at Arkansas 7 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Texas Southern at Baylor 7 p.m. ESPN+
Western Carolina at Oklahoma 7 p.m. PPV, fuboTV

Week 3 

Saturday, Sept. 18 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Nebraska at Oklahoma Noon Fox, fuboTV
Virginia Tech at West Virginia Noon FS1, fuboTV
Nevada at Kansas State 2:05 p.m. ESPN+
Baylor at Kansas 3:30 p.m. ESPN+
FIU at Texas Tech 7 p.m. ESPN+
Rice at Texas 8 p.m. Longhorn Network, fuboTV
Oklahoma State at Boise State 9 p.m. FS1, fuboTV
Iowa State at UNLV 10:30 p.m. CBS Sports Network, fuboTV

Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 25 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Kansas at Duke TBD TBD
SMU at TCU TBD TBD
Iowa State at Baylor TBD TBD
Kansas State at Oklahoma State TBD TBD
Texas Tech at Texas TBD TBD
West Virginia at Oklahoma TBD TBD

Week 5 

Saturday, Oct. 2 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Baylor at Oklahoma State TBD TBD
Kansas at Iowa State TBD TBD
Oklahoma at Kansas State TBD TBD
Texas at TCU TBD TBD
Texas Tech at West Virginia TBD TBD

Week 6

Saturday, Oct. 9 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Oklahoma vs. Texas (Dallas) TBD ESPN network, fuboTV
TCU at Texas Tech TBD TBD
West Virginia at Baylor TBD TBD

Week 7 

Saturday, Oct. 16 

Game Time (ET) Channel
BYU at Baylor TBD TBD
Iowa State at Kansas State TBD TBD
Oklahoma State at Texas TBD TBD
TCU at Oklahoma TBD TBD
Texas Tech at Kansas TBD TBD

Week 8 

Saturday, Oct. 23 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Kansas State at Texas Tech TBD TBD
Oklahoma at Kansas TBD TBD
Oklahoma State at Iowa State TBD TBD
West Virginia at TCU TBD TBD

Week 9 

Saturday, Oct. 30 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Iowa State at West Virginia TBD TBD
Kansas at Oklahoma State TBD TBD
TCU at Kansas State TBD TBD
Texas at Baylor TBD TBD
Texas Tech at Oklahoma TBD TBD

Week 10 

Saturday, Nov. 6 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Baylor at TCU TBD TBD
Kansas State at Kansas TBD TBD
Oklahoma State at West Virginia TBD TBD
Texas at Iowa State TBD TBD

Week 11 

Saturday, Nov. 13 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Iowa State at Texas Tech TBD TBD
Kansas at Texas TBD TBD
Oklahoma at Baylor TBD TBD
TCU at Oklahoma State TBD TBD
West Virginia at Kansas State TBD TBD

Week 12 

Saturday, Nov. 20 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Baylor at Kansas State TBD TBD
Iowa State at Oklahoma TBD TBD
Kansas at TCU TBD TBD
Oklahoma State at Texas Tech TBD TBD
Texas at West Virginia TBD TBD

Week 13 

Friday, Nov. 26 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Kansas State at Texas Noon Fox, fuboTV
TCU at Iowa State 3:30 p.m. Fox or FS1, fuboTV

Saturday, Nov. 27 

Game Time (ET) Channel
Oklahoma at Oklahoma State TBD ESPN network, fuboTV
Texas Tech at Baylor TBD TBD
West Virginia at Kansas TBD TBD

Week 14 

Saturday, Dec. 4

Game Time (ET) Channel
Big 12 championship game 12 p.m. ABC, fuboTV