The New Year’s Six will kick off with the 2022 Orange Bowl between the No. 6 Tennessee Volunteers and the No. 7 Clemson Tigers. The New Year’s Six features the top six bowl games of the college football season. Notably, the Orange Bowl is the second oldest bowling game behind the Rose Bowl.
Tennessee and Clemson had mid-season national title aspirations as both teams started the season 8-0. Ironically, both suffered their first losses of the season on November 5. The Orange Bowl will mark the first meeting between the two schools since 2004, when Clemson defeated Tennessee 27-14.
When is the 2022 Orange Bowl?
The 2022 Orange Bowl between Tennessee and Clemson will kick off at 8:00 p.m. ET on Friday, December 30. The match will be played at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. The announcers will be Joe Tessitore, Greg McElroy and Katie George. According to Fanduel, Clemson is favored by 5.5 points.
How to watch the Orange Bowl 2022
The 2022 Orange Bowl will air live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 8:00 p.m. ET. To watch on ESPN, check out the ESPN app and ESPN.com. Access the app or website on your smartphone, tablet, laptop, connected TV, or game console. Sign up with your cable operator for full access.
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How to stream the Orange Bowl 2022
Without a cable operator, there are other ways to watch Tennessee vs. Clemson. ESPN can be accessed on subscription live streaming services like Hulu + Live TV, YouTube TV, FuboTV, and Sling TV. Prices may vary by service and package. Hulu + Live TV is $70 per month and can be combined with ESPN+ and Disney+. Sling TV offers Orange and Blue packages, which are $40 per month each or $55 per month when combined. FuboTV, which ranges from $70 to $100 per month, and YouTube TV, which costs $65 per month, offer free trials so subscribers can test the services before committing long-term.
Meet the teams
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The Tennessee Volunteers enter the Orange Bowl with a 10-2 record, their most wins in one game since 2001. Tennessee began the season 8-0, highlighted by a 52-49 victory over Alabama. However, star running back Hendon Hooker tore his ACL in a 63-38 loss to South Carolina, so backup Joe Milton will start the game for the Volunteers. This will be Tennessee’s first appearance in the New Year’s Six.
The Clemson Tigers enter Friday’s game as the ACC champions with an overall record of 11-2. Despite winning by double figures, the Tigers have found themselves vulnerable many times this season due to inconsistent play from the quarterback. Quarterback Cade Klubnik, who replaced starting DJ Uiagalelei in the ACC Championship Game, will start for Clemson. The Orange Bowl marks Clemson’s seventh appearance in the New Year’s Six, third all-time behind Ohio State and Alabama.