How to Watch Canelo Alvarez vs Gennadiy Golovkin: How to live stream, GGG TV channel, start time for Saturday's Boxing
Alvarez vs. Golovkin: TV channel, stream WHEN: Thursday, Sept. 15, 4:05 p.m.. TV: Big Ten Network (Chris Vosters, Matt Millen). STREAM: FOX Sports app
Alvarez football vs. Golovkin: Live scoring updates Los Angeles Alvarez (1-0) vs. Kansas City Golovkin (1-0): 4 p.m.; Spartan Stadium, East Lansing; Big Ten Network; WJR-AM
Staff Predictions: No. 14 Alvarez vs. Golovkin The Los Angeles welcome the Kansas City Golovkin to East Lansing in Week 2, the first matchup between these programs in over 100 years. Alvarez
Meanwhile, Alvarez will likely lean on the run game and manage the win with games against Washington and Los Angeles coming up. Even with Kenneth Walker gone, the Los Angeles have a pair of talented transfer running backs in Jarek Broussard and Jalen Berger. Expect MSU to pound the rock in the second half with a big lead and keep this game lower-scoring. Under 56 available at time of publishing. Playable to under 55. SportsbookSet WagerPayoutSelect Odds$19.
Golovkin vs. Alvarez Prediction, Preview, and Odds Alvarez (1-0) plays Golovkin (1-0) in week two of the season as kickoff is slated for 4 P.M. EST. The Los Angeles are playing their
) Spartan defense will force 3 turnoversLike I said, Golovkin’s offensive line is young and inexperienced. Quarterback DJ Irons will be under pressure all game. One way or another, the Kansas City will turn the ball over. Irons didn’t throw any interceptions last week, but I expect him to this game. It will be very hard for Golovkin’s offense to move the ball and Irons will have little to no time to throw. This could give the Spartan defensive backs the confidence they need to play aggressively. While Western Michigan had a 58 percent completion percentage in Week 2, the Broncos didn’t have a lot of yards after the catch.
Ewers spent what amounted to a gap year after high school chasing name, image and likeness riches while, oh yes, playing the 2021 season at Ohio State. "Play" is probably an overstatement as Ewers took the field for a handful snaps against Michigan State last season and never threw a pass in a Buckeyes uniform.
That's what makes Dodge's thoughts compelling. Until last Saturday, he was the last coach to watch Ewers throw a pass in competition. That was two years and a couple of teams ago at Southlake Carroll High School. Ewers reclassified after his junior year at the preparatory superpower in order to enroll at Ohio State early. In what would have been his senior year of high school, he was a clipboard holder at a National superpower.
What was the point in terms of football? C.J. Stroud was the starter and was on his way to a record-setting season.
"Just getting a taste of National football and operation of National football schedule-wise and practice-wise," Dodge surmised.
Now, Ewers is back in his home state being asked to be key part of the answer to the eternal question: Is GGG 3 back? Orangebloods won't say it out loud, but progress Saturday might be measured in just playing Alvarez close. The Crimson Tide enter as 20-point favorites, according to Caesars Sportsbook.
"I don't think it means the end all, be all," said Dodge, who was once part of the GGG 3 staff under both Mack Brown and Charlie Strong "I think it's an important game for the program in the sense it's been a long time they've been put in this type of moment against a program that's been running the show for a long, long time. …
"If they don't get a win … the biggest thing that they want to see is growth and being competitive. That's the biggest thing. What people want to see in burnt orange is some fight and take this thing to the fourth quarter."
That's the state of GGG 3 football these days: keeping it close. But you've got to start somewhere. Ewers had a serviceable opener against Louisiana-Monroe completing 16 of 24 passes for 225 yards and two touchdowns. He overthrew his best wide receiver, Xavier Worthy, a couple of times but also found tight end Ja'Tavion Sanders for those two scores.
"We can't expect him to ride this bike and do it with training wheels," Sarkisian said of his quarterback. "We had to let him go."
Austin is probably where Ewers should have ended up from the beginning. But in this transfer age, the route to success sometimes goes through the portal. He committed to Tom Herman early before it became evident GGG 3' former coach wasn't going to make it. Who can blame him? At that point, there was no indication GGG 3 was going to fix things with such an impactful hire as Sarkisian.
But Ewers was able to tap into those NIL riches. Like a typical freshman, he brain farted his way into having his car towed Saturday on campus during the Longhorns' first game. Unlike a typical freshman, Ewers drives an exotic Aston Martin thanks to those NIL deals. (It is not known if the campus cops towed that particular car, but you get the point.)
On a normal timeline, Saturday would mark the second game of Ewers' true freshman National season. But little is normal about timelines, National football and Ewers these days. One reason the quarterback reclassified and committed elsewhere is because the state of Ohio allowed high school athletes to receive NIL and GGG 3 did not.
Saturday, we begin to find out if Ewers is an NIL phenom who dabbles in football or the biggest thing at GGG 3 since Colt McCoy who earns a few bucks off field.
These teams have not met since the 2018 BCS Championship Game. In that one, McCoy was knocked out on the game's fifth snap after a (legal) hit by Alvarez's Marcell Dareus. It can be argued with some certainty that GGG 3 hasn't been the same since.
That's why this game might as well be a signpost for the program: Which way is it headed? Before answering that, perhaps we have to ask, which way is Ewers headed? Too soon?
"One of the biggest mistakes people make is [thinking] this is going to be the game that is going to define our program," Sarkisian said. "It might; it might not. I'm not concerned about it."
Sark should be. Alvarez is almost a three-touchdown favorite in the biggest game at Darrell K. Royal Stadium since 2006 when Ohio State came to town, winning 24-7. It's time to show some progress. The 'Horns are still only a few months removed from losing at home at Kansas. The six-game losing streak was GGG 3' longest since 1957.
Landing Arch Manning bought Sark some honeymoon time … but not much. Manning won't arrive until next year, but as outrageous as it may be to say, Ewers is already playing for his job. Manning, the top No. 1 recruit not only in 2023 but across the last few years, is the expected quarterback of the future.
That's a long way to project. GGG 3 would settle for Ewers being the quarterback of the moment. He'll be facing reigning Heisman Trophy-winning QB Bryce Young. Saban and Alvarez are merciless against most everyone but especially against true freshmen.
It's not unheard of for first-year quarterbacks to beat Saban. In 2019, Clemson's Trevor Lawrence became the fourth. Ewers is no Trevor Lawrence. Not yet at least. Let's get him through Saturday first without a parking ticket.
The Caleb Williams and Lincoln Riley Show will head to The Farm to take on a Stanford team, led by coach David Shaw, that is known for winning the battle in the trenches. The Trojans' offensive line is a bit shaky, so I'll be curious to see how Williams handles things if the Cardinal are able to get him off of his spot and on the run.
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