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A new college football champion is about to be crowned today as TCU and Georgia battle it out in the season’s final game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California.
Georgia — who entered the College Football Playoff as the favorite — barely hung on to their undefeated season record after making it to the championship game with a 42-41 comeback win against Ohio State in the semifinal. In the other semifinal, No. 3-ranked TCU went toe-to-toe with No. 2-ranked Michigan, securing a shocking 51-45 upset victory and a ticket to the championship.
If you’re looking to watch the College Football Championship game today, read on. Below is a full guide on how to stream Georgia vs. TCU — including an easy way to watch the game online for free — plus detail on the game’s start time and betting odds.
How to Watch the College Football Championship Online: Stream Georgia vs. TCU
The College Football Playoff Championship will be airing on ESPN, but, if you don’t have cable or satellite, you can still watch the game live online. Below are some of the best streaming services that let you do just that — all of which let you watch Georgia vs. TCU online through your TV streaming devices, or your phone, laptop, or tablet.
1. Stream the College Football Championship on fuboTV
The best way to watch the College Football Playoff Championship online is to get a live TV streaming service with ESPN in its channel lineup, such as fuboTV. Besides ESPN, fuboTV brings up to 230 live TV channels and starts with a seven-day free trial. After the free trial, fuboTV costs $69.99 per month.
2. Stream the College Football Championship on DirecTV Stream
DirecTV Stream is another great live TV streaming service, boasting up to 140 live channels, including ESPN to watch Georgia vs. TCU online. DirecTV Stream costs $69.99 a month, but starts with a five-day free trial before you pay.
3. Stream the College Football Championship on Sling
If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service on a budget, check out Sling. The service’s Sling Orange package costs just $40 a month, and delivers 31 live TV channels — including ESPN to watch the College Football Playoff online.
How to Watch the College Football Championship Online for Free
Want to watch the College Football Playoff finale online for free? You’re in luck: Because the whole tournament only lasts 10 days, you can combine the free trials from fuboTV and DirecTV Stream to watch every game without paying.
Head here to sign up for fuboTV’s free trial, and, after seven days, cancel it and sign up for DirecTV Stream’s five-day free trial here. This way, you’ll be able to stream Georgia vs. TCU for free online.
When is the College Football Championship? Date, Start Time
The 2023 College Football Championship is going down today, Jan. 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT.
Georgia vs. TCU Odds, Prediction
With a No. 1 ranking, an undefeated season, and an 80-15 head coach on the sidelines, Georgia is unsurprisingly the favorite to win the championship today with a 12.5-point advantage.
Despite their clear advantage, an upset win from TCU is still very much possible. If we’ve learned anything bout the Horned Frogs over the last several games, it’s that they can — and do — overcome odds. They were given 200-1 playoff odds in the preseason, and their most recent game against Michigan made TCU the first Big 12 team to win a playoff game. Should they prevail today, it’ll be the Horned Frogs’ first championship since 1938.
College Football Playoff Expansion
This year’s CFP comes amidst big news for the tournament. It was announced in December that, starting in the 2024 season, the CFP will be expanding from four to 12 teams. This is great news for playoff fans, as we’ll not only get more games but more opportunities for underdog schools to take home the CFP Championship trophy. We still have two more four-team College Football Playoff tournaments (including this year’s), but the coming change is worth looking forward to.