The West Virginia Mountaineers and Virginia Tech Hokies meet in a key non-conference matchup on Thursday, September 22.

The game (7:30 p.m. ET start time) will be televised on ESPN, but if you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both come with a free trial.

Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 100-plus other live TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” ESPN is included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 40-plus other live TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Orange” bundle. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with the ESPN channels, and you can your first month for half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which now also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no added cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.


Vidgo

You can watch a live stream of ESPN and 65+ other TV channels on Vidgo, which does not come with a free trial:

Get Vidgo

Once signed up for Vidgo, you can watch West Virginia vs Virginia Tech live on the Vidgo app or Vidgo website.

Compatible devices for the Vidgo app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the ESPN app or ESPN.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Vidgo credentials to do that.


WVU vs Virginia Tech Preview

West Virginia (1-2) visits Blacksburg, Virginia, to take on Virginia Tech (2-1) in a must-win game on Thursday.

That’s the way Mike Asti of WV Sports Now sees it for Mountaineers head coach Neal Brown.

“Brown, who currently owns a 17-20 record now in the midst of his fourth year at WVU, desperately needs to claim a statement win, and ideally one that checks out the rest of that season,” Asti wrote. “Virginia Tech was ranked number 15 at the time of the game in 2021, but then lost 6 games including the bowl game following their loss to WVU. That didn’t do much for cementing that as a win to mark as a big deal for your tenure for Brown.”

The Mountaineers just snapped a two-game losing streak last week. Pittsburgh and Kansas beat the Mountaineers, in the first two weeks of the season, and WVU collected its first win against an FCS team in Towson.

“They put in the work, and they were able to reap the benefits,” Neal said via Sports Illustrated’s Mountaineers Now. “We have to continue to grow off of that, especially when we go down to Blacksburg.”

Virginia Tech comes in on a two-game winning streak with wins over Boston College and Wofford. The Hokies rebounded from a stunning 20-17 loss to Old Dominion in the season opener. Now, the lights come on for the Hokies with a chance to show worthiness of a Top 25 ranking.

“I think it’s a showcase moment and there’ll be a lot of eyes on us and you know we want to play well because it’s the next game and we want to be 1-0 and beat West Virginia, but obviously there’s some icing on the cake with this one with a national TV audience,” Hokies head coach Brent Pry said via 247 Sports.

“I certainly, all the years, you know these last bunch of years, always looked forward to watching Virginia Tech on Thursday night,” Pry added. “My dad, my brothers, and I would be in a group chat and calling each other, it was always awesome and now, here we are, we’re the Thursday night game, so let’s go.”

Hokies quarterback Grant Wells leads a potent offensive attack with 651 yards passing and four touchdowns versus four interceptions. Wells has shown the ability to run with the ball, too, but not effectively since a 45-yard, 1-touchdown performance against Old Dominion.

Virginia Tech running back Keshawn King poses a threat as a playmaker. King has 175 yards rushing and a touchdown on 23 carries this fall. He also had four receptions for 27 yards and a touchdown.

Three Hokies pass catches have over 100 yards this season — Kaleb Smith, Stephen Gosnell, and Nick Gallo. Smith averages 16.4 yards per reception, and he has a touchdown. Gosnell averages 14.7 yards per catch, and  Gallo averages 7.8 yards per reception.

Virginia Tech’s defense has a solid defense, allowing 12.3 points and 201 yards per game. The Hokies have a talented linebacker in Dax Hollifield, who has 23 tackles, a sack, and a forced fumble this season.

West Virginia’s offense will look to challenge the Hokies defense on the road. The Mountaineers can pile on points, averaging 46 points and 513 yards of total offense per game.

Mountaineers quarterback J.T. Daniels has been stellar thus far with 753 yards passing and six touchdowns versus two interceptions. Bryce Ford-Wheaton is a big target with 24 catches for 296 yards and four touchdowns this year. Tony Mathis Jr. and C.J. Donaldson led the running game with more than 230 yards apiece and a combined eight touchdowns.

West Virginia will be hard-pressed to slow down the Hokies offense. The Mountaineers give up 33.3 points and 327.7 yards per game. Mountaineers defensive lineman Dante Stills anchors that unit with 2.5 sacks, a forced fumble, and eight tackles this season.

 

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