Michigan State vs. Alabama Cotton Bowl Preview, TV Schedule, Prediction

By Trevor Lowry
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TV Schedule: Thursday, Dec. 31, 7:00 p.m. ET, ESPN3/ESPN

Stadium: AT&T Stadium

Line: Alabama (-9.5)

Many people might be wondering how the line is in the Alabama Crimson Tide‘s favor by so much. Well, here are a few reasons for that one: (1) Derrick Henry (aka Mr. Heisman) plays for Alabama. (2) The Crimson Tide have a very, very stingy defense. (3) It’s Alabama — it always gets the line.

Nonetheless, both teams have only lost one game apiece in 2015, and both teams have their eyes on the ultimate prize, which is the national championship.

Alabama made it here by knocking off the Florida Gators in the SEC championship game. As for the Michigan State Spartans, they took down the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten championship.

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The Spartans’ one loss came against the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and there are still probably plenty of people out there wondering what happened in that one. Meanwhile, the Crimson Tide’s lone loss came against the Ole Miss Rebels, which wouldn’t be all that surprising if it didn’t come at home for Nick Saban & Co.

Alabama’s three most notable wins: Georgia, LSU, Florida.

Michigan State’s three most notable wins: Oregon, Ohio State, Iowa.

Of course, there are some great wins being left out of the conversation for both teams, which proves why these two were so worthy of a spot in the College Football Playoff.

All eyes will be on Connor Cook and Henry, but this clash will be filled with plenty of talent outside of those two.

The winner will partake in the national championship.

Time to bring things up a notch or two in terms of pure entertainment.

PREDICTION: Spartans 20, Crimson Tide 28

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