How to watch the Georgia-Kent State football game: Kickoff time, streaming options
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How to watch the Georgia-Kent State football game: Kickoff time, streaming options

How to watch the Georgia-Kent State football game
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The Georgia Bulldogs are set to host the Kent State Golden Flashes on Saturday, Sept. 24, 2022 at Dooley Field at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga.

Bulldog fans looking to watch the Georgia-Kent State football game will not find it on traditional television, unfortunately. The game will be a streaming-only event on SEC Network+ and ESPN+ and it will kickoff at noon ET.

Why is the game streaming only? As part of the SEC-ESPN contract, ESPN possesses the right to air at least one non-conference game per school on ESPN+. The kickoff time and streaming news for this contest was officially announced by the SEC when they revealed their early-season schedule on May 26.

How can you watch the Georgia-Kent State game? Below are the methods to watch the game on SEC Network+ and ESPN+.

SEC Network+

If you have a cable (Charter, Spectrum, etc.), satellite (DISH or DirecTV), or streaming subscription (YouTube TV, Hulu, etc.) and the SEC Network is part of your plan, then you also have access to SEC Network+ at no extra charge.

In order to view the game on SEC Network+, you will need to go to the Watch ESPN website or the ESPN app on your iOS or Android mobile phone or tablet. After selecting the Georgia-Kent State game, you will be asked to login using your qualifying plan credentials mentioned above (if you are not already logged in).

The ESPN app is also available on the following devices: Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Facebook PortalTV, and Roku (some older Roku devices are not supported).

Note that the SEC Network+ is a streaming only option and is not one of the SEC Network Alternate channels found in your cable/satellite channel guide. Those sub-channels were not used last season and it seems that streaming will be the only option going forward.

DIRECT LINK: Georgia-Kent State on SEC Network+


ESPN+ is a separate, premium subscription service that is not included in any cable or satellite package. If you are able to view the game via SEC Network+, you DO NOT need to subscribe to ESPN+ also. If you do not have access to SEC Network+, then ESPN+ is your only option to watch the Georgia-Kent State game.

ESPN+ is currently $9.99 per month and it is also available in the Disney Bundle for $13.99 per month (ad-supported) or $19.99 per month (no ads), which also includes access to Hulu and Disney+. If you already have a subscription to the Disney Bundle, then you have access to ESPN+.

DIRECT LINK: Georgia-Kent State on ESPN+

The first television replay of the Georgia-Kent State football game is currently set for Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 11:00am ET on the SEC Network.

The top-ranked Georgia Bulldogs are currently 3-0 overall and 1-0 in SEC action following wins over Oregon (49-3; in Atlanta), Samford (33-0), and at South Carolina (48-7).

Next week, Georgia is scheduled to travel to play the Missouri Tigers at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. The game is set for a 7:30pm ET kickoff with television coverage on the SEC Network.

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