How to watch the Virginia Tech vs. Florida State game without cable

The No. 5 Florida State Seminoles are headed into week six undefeated. The Virginia Tech Hokies are having a rough start to their season with a 2-3 record (1-0 in ACC). So, it comes as no surprise that the Seminoles are big favorites to win this weekend in the matchup in Tallahassee.

Don’t count the Hokies out just yet, though. They’ve pulled off some impressive upsets against ranked teams in the past. Both the Seminoles and Hokies have each won three of the last six games in the series. Plus, the Hokies are coming off a big win against Pittsburgh, while the Seminoles are coming out of a bye week.

Could Virginia Tech pull off a major upset against Florida State? Here’s how to watch the matchup live with or without cable.

Kickoff time and network

The Florida State Seminoles host the Virginia Tech Hokies at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee, Florida at 3:30 p.m. ET on Saturday, Oct. 7. Cable subscribers can catch the game live on ABC or ESPN3, or by logging into or using a provider login. Those without cable can still watch the action unfold live with a subscription to a live TV streaming service. Fortunately, ABC and ESPN3 are available on most channel lineups from cable alternatives, so you have quite a few different options.

Best streaming services for Virginia Tech vs. Florida State football matchup

Watching live college football games without cable in the 2023 season is no easy feat. With dozens of networks broadcasting the games, your best bet to catch the most action is by subscribing to a cable replacement service. Here are our top picks for watching the Virginia Tech vs. Florida State football matchup and more throughout the season.

Best overall: YouTube TV

YouTube TV

YouTube TV is running one of its best deals to date, just as college football season starts heating up. New subscribers can get three free weeks to test the waters, then a discounted introductory rate of just $52.99/month for three months, rather than the usual $72.99/month. That’s a savings of $60 overall. Our top pick for a live TV streaming service, a YouTube TV subscription gives you access to over 100 live channels, unlimited DVR space, three simultaneous streams, and six household accounts. Besides watching this weekend’s Virginia Tech vs. Florida State game on ABC, you’ll be able to tune into games on CBS, NBC, SEC Network, Big Ten Network, the CW, and more. Just be sure to cancel before your trial runs out if you want to avoid being charged full price.

Runner-up: FuboTV


Our runner-up for college football streaming, FuboTV is built for sports fanatics. It offers a massive lineup of channels that beats YouTube TV’s — particularly when it comes to live sports of all shapes and sizes. The price is a bit steep at $74.99/month, but you do get a free seven-day trial to dip your toes in. That means you can watch the Hokies vs. Seminoles for free, then decide whether or not you want to keep your subscription active or cancel with no repercussions.

Most affordable live TV streaming service: Sling TV (Orange package)

Sling TV (Orange package)

Sling is a great choice for those looking to save some money, but still get access to the games they want. It allows subscribers to pick and choose their channel lineups based on preferences, which is why it’s the most affordable option on the list. To watch the Virginia Tech vs. Florida State game, you’ll need the Orange base package. While it usually costs $40/month, you can slash 50% off for your first month of service, knocking the price down to just $20. When your first month is up, the price will jump back up to $40/month. You can tweak your channel lineup, keep it as is, or cancel at any time.

Best live TV streaming deal: Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV

Hulu + Live TV is about to get a price hike to $76.99/month on Oct. 12, but you can score three months at just $49.99/month if you take advantage of its current deal. That gives you access to the Virginia Tech vs. Florida State game this weekend, plus plenty more games over the next few months. Not to mention, you’ll unlock access to the full streaming libraries of Hulu, ESPN+, and Disney+. Just be sure to cancel before your three months are up or you’ll be slapped with a $76.99/month charge.

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