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

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

In the SEC, it just means more. And in 2021, that includes more ways for fans to watch games online without the need for a cable subscription.

College football’s most powerful Power 5 conference has no shortage of online streaming services for fans to keep up with their favorite teams, from Bowling Green at Tennessee on Sept. 2 to the SEC Championship game on Dec. 4 — and nearly everything else in between.

The SEC will have plenty of talking points in 2021, starting first and foremost with defending national champion Alabama, which is breaking in yet another talented-yet-unproven quarterback in Bryce Young. There’s also Texas A&M, which will look to finally make the jump under national title-winning coach Jimbo Fisher (who also will aim to be the first Nick Saban disciple to beat the future Hall of Famer). The East once again revolves around Florida and Georgia, but who knows what storylines will emerge during the 2021 season?

Sporting News has you covered on how to watch all those games and keep up with all those storylines, all without the need for a cable subscription:

MORE: Watch select SEC football games on ESPN+

How to live stream SEC football games

Cord-cutters have myriad ways to get their SEC fix. Several games will air not only on the considerably large ABC family of networks, but also Fox and CBS, all of which have their own dedicated streaming sites. The SEC Network will also broadcast several games as well, falling under ABC for streaming purposes.

Here’s a rundown of how to stream the 2021 SEC season, which starts on Sept. 2 and runs through the conference championship game on Dec. 4

National broadcasts

The SEC will have several national broadcasts throughout the year on the ABC family of networks (including ESPN, ESPN2, and ESPNU), Fox and CBS.

Games appearing on ABC or ESPN will stream on the ESPN app and the ESPN website. Fox will stream games at Fox Sports Go or its website. All 15 CBS games will stream on Paramount+ — a rebrand of CBS All Access — in 2021.

fuboTV

Every SEC game that appears on the aforementioned stations and the SEC Network will also be available to stream on fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial to new subscribers. That accounts for all but one of the conference’s 39 games through Week 3 of the 2021 season.

ESPN+

Several SEC games throughout the season will only be available on ESPN’s dedicated streaming site, 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:

  • Rice at Arkansas (Sept. 4)
  • Akron at Auburn (Sept. 4)
  • Eastern Illinois at South Carolina (Sept. 4)
  • ETSU at Vanderbilt (Sept. 4)
  • Austin Peay at Ole Miss (Sept. 11)
  • McNeese State at No. 16 LSU (Sept. 11)
  • Chattanooga at Kentucky (Sept. 18)
  • Southeast Missouri State at Missouri (Sept. 18)
  • Tennessee Tech at Tennessee (Sept. 18)

SEC football schedule 2021

Week 1

Note: Nationally televised broadcasts are in bold.

Thursday, Sept. 2

Game Time (ET) Channel
Bowling Green at Tennessee 8 p.m. SEC Network, fuboTV

Saturday, Sept. 4

Game Time (ET) Channel
Louisiana-Monroe at Kentucky Noon SEC Network, fuboTV
Rice at Arkansas Noon ESPN+, fuboTV
No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 14 Miami (Atlanta) 3 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State 4 p.m. ESPNU, fuboTV
Central Michigan at Missouri 4 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Akron at Auburn 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina 7 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson (Charlotte, N.C.) 7:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
Florida Atlantic at No. 13 Florida 7:30 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M 8 p.m. ESPNU, fuboTV
ETSU at Vanderbilt 8 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
No. 16 LSU at UCLA 8:30 p.m. Fox, fuboTV

Sunday, Sept. 6

Game Time (ET) Channel
Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Atlanta) 8 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 11

Game Time (ET) Channel
Alabama State at Auburn Noon SEC Network, fuboTV
South Carolina at East Carolina Noon ESPN2, fuboTV
Pitt at Tennessee Noon ESPN, fuboTV
No. 13 Florida at South Florida 1 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
UAB at No. 5 Georgia 3:30 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
No. 6 Texas A&M at Colorado 3:30 p.m. Fox, fuboTV
Mercer at No. 1 Alabama 4 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
No. 21 Texas at Arkansas 7 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
N.C. State at Mississippi State 7 p.m.  
Missouri at Kentucky 7:30 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Austin Peay at Ole Miss 7:30 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
McNeese State at No. 16 LSU 8 p.m. ESPN+, fuboTV
Vanderbilt at Colorado State 10 p.m. CBS Sports Network, fuboTV

Week 3

Saturday, Sept. 18

Game Time (ET) Channel
New Mexico at No. 6 Texas A&M Noon SEC Network, fuboTV
Chattanooga at Kentucky Noon ESPN+, fuboTV
Southeast Missouri State at Missouri Noon ESPN+, fuboTV
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee Noon ESPN+, fuboTV
No. 1 Alabama at No. 13 Florida 3:30 p.m. CBS, fuboTV
Georgia Southern at Arkansas 4 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Mississippi State at Memphis 4 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
South Carolina at No. 5 Georgia 7 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV
Central Michigan at No. 16 LSU 7:30 p.m. SECN, fuboTV
Auburn at No. 19 Penn State 7:30 p.m. ABC, fuboTV
Tulane at Ole Miss 8 p.m. ESPN2, fuboTV
Stanford at Vanderbilt 8 p.m. ESPNU, fuboTV

Week 4

Saturday, Sept. 25

Game Time (ET) Channel
Southern Miss at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
No. 5 Georgia at Vanderbilt TBD TBD
No. 6 Texas A&M at Arkansas TBD TBD
Tennessee at No. 13 Florida TBD TBD
No. 16 LSU at Mississippi State TBD TBD
Georgia State at Auburn TBD TBD
Missouri at Boston College TBD TBD
Kentucky at South Carolina TBD TBD

Week 5

Saturday, Oct. 2

Game Time (ET) Channel
Ole Miss at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
Arkansas at No. 5 Georgia TBD TBD
Mississippi State at No. 6 Texas A&M TBD TBD
No. 13 Florida at Kentucky TBD TBD
Auburn at No. 16 LSU TBD TBD
Tennessee at Missouri TBD TBD
Troy at South Carolina TBD TBD
UConn at Vanderbilt TBD TBD

Week 6

Saturday, Oct. 9

Game Time (ET) Channel
No. 1 Alabama at No. 6 Texas A&M TBD TBD
No. 5 Georgia at Auburn TBD TBD
Vanderbilt at No. 13 Florida TBD TBD
No. 16 LSU at Kentucky TBD TBD
Arkansas at Ole Miss TBD TBD
North Texas at Missouri TBD TBD
South Carolina at Tennessee TBD TBD

Week 7

Saturday, Oct. 16

Game Time (ET) Channel
No. 1 Alabama at Mississippi State TBD TBD
Kentucky at No. 5 Georgia TBD TBD
No. 6 Texas A&M at Missouri TBD TBD
No. 13 Florida at No. 16 LSU TBD TBD
Auburn at Arkansas TBD TBD
Vanderbilt at South Carolina TBD TBD
Ole Miss at Tennessee TBD TBD

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 23

Game Time (ET) Channel
Tennessee at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
South Carolina at No. 6 Texas A&M TBD TBD
No. 16 LSU at Ole Miss TBD TBD
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Arkansas TBD TBD
Mississippi State at Vanderbilt TBD TBD

Week 9

Saturday, Oct. 30

Game Time (ET) Channel
Ole Miss at Auburn TBD TBD
Kentucky at Mississippi State TBD TBD
Missouri at Vanderbilt TBD TBD
No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 13 Florida (Jacksonville, Fla.) 3:30 p.m. CBS, fuboTV

Week 10

Saturday, Nov. 6

Game Time (ET) Channel
No. 16 LSU at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
Missouri at No. 5 Georgia TBD TBD
Auburn at No. 6 Texas A&M TBD TBD
No. 13 Florida at South Carolina TBD TBD
Mississippi State at Arkansas TBD TBD
Tennessee at Kentucky TBD TBD
Liberty at Ole Miss TBD TBD

Week 11

Saturday, Nov. 13

Game Time (ET) Channel
New Mexico State at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
No. 5 Georgia at Tennessee TBD TBD
No. 6 Texas A&M at Ole Miss TBD TBD
Samford at No. 13 Florida TBD TBD
Arkansas at No. 16 LSU TBD TBD
Mississippi State at Auburn TBD TBD
South Carolina at Missouri TBD TBD
Kentucky at Vanderbilt TBD TBD

Week 12

Saturday, Nov. 20

Game Time (ET) Channel
Arkansas at No. 1 Alabama TBD TBD
Charleston Southern at No. 5 Georgia TBD TBD
Prairie View A&M at No. 6 Texas A&M TBD TBD
No. 13 Florida at Missouri TBD TBD
Louisiana-Monroe at No. 16 LSU TBD TBD
New Mexico State at Kentucky TBD TBD
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss TBD TBD
Tennessee State at Mississippi State TBD TBD
Auburn at South Carolina TBD TBD
South Alabama at Tennessee TBD TBD

Week 13

Thursday, Nov. 25

Game Time (ET) Channel
Ole Miss at Mississippi State 7:30 p.m. ESPN, fuboTV

Friday, Nov. 26

Game Time (ET) Channel
Missouri at Arkansas 3:30 p.m CBS, fuboTV

Saturday, Nov. 27

Game Time (ET) Channel
No. 1 Alabama at Auburn TBD TBD
No. 3 Clemson at South Carolina TBD TBD
No. 5 Georgia at Georgia Tech TBD TBD
No. 6 Texas A&M at No. 16 LSU TBD TBD
Florida State at No. 13 Florida TBD TBD
Kentucky at Louisville TBD TBD
Vanderbilt at Tennessee TBD TBD

Week 14

Saturday, Dec. 4

Game Time (ET) Channel
SEC Championship game 4 p.m. CBS, fuboTV