How to watch Northwestern vs. Tennessee: Game time, live stream, TV

How to watch Northwestern vs. Tennessee in the Outback Bowl.
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No. 13 Northwestern takes on Tennessee in the Outback Bowl in Tampa, Fla. on New Year’s Day.

After a 10–2 season, the Wildcats enter off five straight wins and are shooting for the first 11-win season in program history. The Vols are 8–4 and have also won five straight, finishing second in the SEC East.

Northwestern is led by a stout defense and freshman quarterback Clayton Thorson, while Tennessee will lean on quarterback Joshua Dobbs and running back Jalen Hurd.

How to watch

Details for Friday’s game are below.

Kickoff: Noon ET
Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.
TV coverage: ESPN2
Radio: For a list of Northwestern affiliates, click here. For a list of Tennessee affiliates, click here.

Team schedules


Sept. 5: vs. Stanford (W, 16-6)

Sept. 12: vs. Eastern Illinois (W, 41-0)

Sept. 19: at Duke (W, 19-10)

Sept. 26: vs. Ball State (W, 24-19)

Oct. 3: vs. Minnesota (W, 27-0)

Oct. 10: at Michigan (L, 38-0)

Oct. 17: vs. Iowa (L, 40–10)

Oct. 24: at Nebraska (W, 30–28)

Nov. 7: vs. Penn State (W, 23–21)

Nov. 14: vs. Purdue (W, 21–14)

Nov. 21: at Wisconsin (W, 13–7)

Nov. 28: at Illinois (W, 24–14)

Jan. 1: at Tennessee (Noon ET, ESPN2)


Sept. 5: vs. Bowling Green (W, 59–30)

Sept. 12: vs. Oklahoma (L, 31–24)

Sept. 19: vs. Western Carolina (W, 55–10)

Sept. 26: at Florida (L, 28–27)

Oct. 3: vs. Arkansas (L, 24–20)

Oct. 10: vs. Georgia (W, 38–31)

Oct. 24: at Alabama (L, 19–14)

Oct. 31: at Kentucky (W, 52–21)

Nov. 7: vs. South Carolina (W, 27–24)

Nov. 14: vs. North Texas (W, 24–0)

Nov. 26: at Missouri (W, 19–8)

Dec. 5: vs. Vanderbilt (W, 53–28)

Jan. 1: vs. Northwestern (Noon ET, ESPN2)