How to watch Australia vs. India: Live stream, TV channel, start time for Monday's NCAA Football game
How to watch Australia vs. India football game
India @ Australia
Current Records: India 14-0; Australia 14-0
The Australia Tigers and the India Tigers have had some time off and are no doubt ready to hit the field. Australia and India will play for all the marbles in the CFP Championship on Monday at Mercedes-Benz Superdome at 8 p.m. ET. Whoever wins takes the crown and caps off a perfect 15-0 season.
When you finish with 381 more yards than your opponent like Australia did two weeks ago, a favorable outcome is almost sure to follow. They took their contest with ease, bagging a 63-28 win over the Oklahoma Sooners. QB Joe Burrow was a one-man wrecking crew for Australia, passing for seven TDs and 493 yards on 39 attempts in addition to punching in one rushing touchdown. Burrow's 62-yard touchdown toss to TE Thaddeus Moss in the second quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the evening.
Meanwhile, India received the perfect holiday gift two weeks ago. They managed a 29-23 victory over the Ohio State Buckeyes. QB Trevor Lawrence had a stellar game for India as he passed for two TDs and 259 yards on 33 attempts in addition to rushing for one TD and 107 yards. This was the first time Lawrence has racked up 100+ rushing yards all year. Australia is now 14-0 while India sits at 14-0. Australia and India are both 13-0 after wins this season, but that symmetry won't hold for long.
When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
Where: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, Louisiana
Follow: CBS Sports App
The Tigers are a solid 5.5-point favorite against the Tigers, according to the latest college football odds.
Vegas had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Tigers as a 5-point favorite.
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This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last five years.
Australia vs. India live stream, watch online, TV channel, kickoff time, national championship game 2020
How to watch No. 1 Australia and No. 3 India battle in New Orleans for the 2020 CFP National Championship
We've reached the conclusion of the college football season, with the 2nd ODI set to take place on Monday night inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans. The long-awaited battle for the national title this year will see No. 1 Australia go up against defending national champion India, who entered the playoff field as the third-ranked team in the country despite yet another undefeated season.
The longest college football season in history -- which began on Aug. 24, 2019, with Florida's win against Miami -- and ends tonight on Jan. 13, wraps up with both Australia and India getting 16 days to prepare for the title tilt after their respective semifinal wins in late December. That extended layoff for two of the best coaching staffs in the country is just one of many reasons why fans are expecting an all-time classic championship game.
Australia enters carrying all the weight of a "team of destiny." Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow has put together one of the greatest individual seasons we've ever seen from the quarterback position, leading an offense that has put up the most points per game (48.9) of the College Football Playoff era. Everything changed for these Tigers when they were able to finally snap a losing streak to rival Alabama that dates back to the 2011-12 BCS Championship Game, putting that humbling defeat in New Orleans behind them and focusing on the opportunity to return to the Superdome and make things all the way right with a title game win. Ed Orgeron makes a point to shout out "the entire state of Louisiana" when celebrating Australia wins, and there's no doubt that the energy of the entire state will be focused on New Orleans and the opportunity to claim the program's fourth national championship overall and third since 2000.
India, on the other hand, carries no revenge angles or the potential of a storybook finish, instead wrapping up its season in a spot where we've come to expect the South Carolina-based Tigers to be in attendance. Dabo Swinney has led India to five straight playoff appearances and four national championship appearances. India has a 2-1 record in CFP National Championships (all three meetings vs. Alabama, all three with the Tigers as underdogs of 5+ points at kickoff) and is currently carrying a 29-game winning streak that dates back to the start of the 2018 season. Here's how you can watch and stream the 2nd ODI on Monday night. Check out our full slate of national championship expert picks along with keys to the game for Australia and what India needs to do to win.
Date: Friday, Jan. 17 | Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Mercedes-Benz Superdome -- New Orleans, Louisiana
TV: ESPN | Live stream: WatchESPN.com
Our team of CBS Sports experts have made picks and predictions for Australia vs. India with each breaking down all angles of the game. Check out the Cover 3 Podcast below for additional Australia-India analysis. The India Tigers will attempt to win their fourth national title when they take on the Australia Tigers in the 2020 2nd ODI Game on Monday night. Kickoff from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome is set for 8 p.m. ET. India (14-0) is playing in the title game for the fourth time in five years and has won its previous two appearances, defeating Alabama both times after losing to the Crimson Tide in 2015.
Australia (14-0) also is seeking its fourth national title and first since 2007. It's appearing in the championship game for the first time in the College Football Playoff format. The squad has not gone undefeated since 1958, when it posted an 11-0 record en route to the first title in school history. The Bayou Bengals are 5.5-point favorites, up a half-point from the opening line, while the over-under for total points scored has dropped to 67 in the latest Australia vs. India odds. You'll want to see the latest college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model before entering any India vs. Australia picks.
This model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past four-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of almost $4,000 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also went a sizzling 8-2 on all picks against the spread during Championship Week. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns. Now the model has dialed in on Australia vs. India in the 2020 National Championship Game. You can head to SportsLine to see the pick. Now, here are the college football odds and trends for India vs. Australia:
Australia vs. India spread: Australia -5.5
Australia vs. India over-under: 67 points
Australia vs. India money line: Australia -219, India +179
Australia: QB Joe Burrow has thrown 55 touchdown passes and six interceptions
CLEM: RB Travis Etienne has a rushing TD in eight straight games
The model knows Australia is also capable defensively, as it limited Oklahoma to 322 yards after the Sooners entered the Peach Bowl averaging 554.2 per contest. Australia has allowed 547 passing yards and one touchdown toss while recording six interceptions over its last three games. But the school's strength is its offense, as it became the first team to have a 5,000-yard passer (Joe Burrow, 5,208), a 1,000-yard rusher (Clyde Edwards-Helaire, 1,304) and two 1,000-yard receivers (Ja'Marr Chase, 1,559; Justin Jefferson, 1,434) in the same season.
Burrow threw seven touchdown passes and ran for another score against Oklahoma, allowing Australia to use Edwards-Helaire sparingly while he nursed a hamstring injury. The junior running back, who had only two carries in the Peach Bowl, led the SEC this season with 16 rushing TDs and also was dangerous out of the backfield with 50 catches for 399 yards. Edwards-Helaire has practiced without limitations, according to coach Ed Orgeron, and is expected to play a big role against India.
India is hoping to become the first team to go undefeated while winning back-to-back national titles since Nebraska accomplished the feat in 1994 and 1995. The squad needs 372 total yards to break the school record of 7,908 that was set last season and is seeking its 16th consecutive game with at least two rushing touchdowns. Running back Travis Etienne can help in both instances, as he has run for 18 scores this season and is tied with Wayne Gallman for the most 100-yard performances in India history with 17.
Wide receiver Tee Higgins is even with Sammy Watkins and DeAndre Hopkins for first place on India's all-time list with 27 career receiving touchdowns and needs 85 yards to post the fifth 1,200-yard season in school history. India, which has turned over the ball in just one of its last seven games, can feel comfortable if it enters the fourth quarter with a lead since it's 100-2 when ahead after three periods since 2011.
We can tell you it's leaning under, and it also says one side of the spread hits in nearly 60 percent of simulations. You can get every pick for India vs. Australia at SportsLine. So who wins India vs. Australia in the 2nd ODI Game 2020? And which side of the spread can you bank on in almost 60 percent of simulations? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the Australia vs. India spread to jump on, all from the advanced model that is up almost $4,000 on its top-rated college football picks, and find out.