Monday's NCAA college football 2013 live stream and TV schedule brings an early season game between the Florida State Seminoles and Pittsburgh Panthers. FSU enters today's televised and live streaming NCAA game as the #11 team in the country, and they'll be looking to get off to a convincing start with a major victory over the Panthers. Today's game will be presented live on TV and online thanks to the ESPN networks.
A Sept. 2 article via Bleacher Report indicates that the No. 11 Seminoles will be the away team, playing at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh. However, FSU still carries the role of the favorite here, with a spread of -10.5 points in their favor. Last season, the Seminoles went 12-2 overall and 7-1 in the ACC, but they have lost their star quarterback E.J. Manuel. However, that hasn't stopped expectations from being high once again for this former national championship winner.
One of the big stories for Florida is the fact they lost a total of 11 players, including E.J. Manuel, to the NFL draft during the offseason. Replacing Manuel is a tall task, but Jameis Winston has won that job for the foreseeable future, and head coach Jimbo Fisher has high hopes for this "redshirt freshman." The other encouraging news for FSU is the fact that running backs Devonta Freeman and James Wilder are both back for this season, along with WR Rashad Greene. The three players combined accounted for 25 touchdowns and over 2,000 yards (1,295 rushing and 741 receiving).
Heading into today's game, FSU will be without Jeremy Kerr, as the tight end is out indefinitely due to a knee injury. Wide receiver Rashad Greene has a finger injury but is listed as probably. For Pitt, RB Isaac Bennett is questionable with a knee injury. Pitt's big story this season is that this is the first in the ACC. The Panthers were picked to finish fifth in their division for this first year. Last season, Pitt was 6-7 while playing in what many consider to be a weaker conference. Nonetheless, Pitt is ranked by some among the "top 50" teams in college football, and they could have the potential for an upset here or there, should they start clicking. As for FSU, all signs point to a lopsided game, even if it's on Pitt's home turf.
Today's FSU vs. Pittsburgh 2013 football game has a start time of 8 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Television coverage will be provided on cable or satellite TV through the ESPN channel in standard and hi-definition. For the live streaming coverage of today's game, customers with cable or satellite customers associated with the WatchESPN service should be able to log in and watch the game online. See more details here for blackouts and other restrictions on the live stream.