New Year’s Eve is the perfect time for some football! It’s time for the College Football Playoff semifinals, as Alabama takes on Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31. One team will advance to the championship match and HollywoodLife.com wants you to watch every exciting moment!
Will it be “Roll Tide” or “Sparty On?” The Michigan State University Spartans will take on the Alabama Crimson Tide for an epic college football showdown at the Cotton Bowl. The winner gets glory while the loser starts 2016 with a crushing defeat!
Michigan State and Alabama are two of the most decorated teams in college football. These two titans of the gridiron will go head-to-head at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for the Goodyear Cotton Bowl on Dec. 31. The winner of the match will go on to play in the College Football Championship, so there’s a lot on the line. The action kicks off at 8 p.m. EST, so be ready to ring in the New Year with a bang!
Alabama is the only team from last year’s playoffs to make a return, thanks to the team’s legendary coach, Nick Saban. Plus, the Crimson Tide leads the nation in sacks, according to Bleacher Report. The saying is that “Offense wins games, Defense wins championships,” so could Alabama be destined for a national title?
Don’t count out the Spartans yet, because Michigan State won’t go down without a fight. Connor Cook, the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year, says he’s healthy to play and will rejoin his team after taking a month off to heal, reports Fox Sports. Along with wide Big Ten Receiver of the Year, Aaron Burbridge, and receivers R.J. Shelton and Macgarrett Kings Jr., the Spartans are looking to roll over the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Beating Alabama won’t be easy. Unfortunately, the team won’t have Tony Brown with them. The Crimson Tide’s cornerback was sent home for “a violation of team rules” on Dec. 30, reports ESPN. It might be for the best, as Tony had coach Nick seeing red during the SEC championship game after committing a “black in the back” penalty. Coach Nick lost his mind, chewing out Tony on the sidelines, according to SEC Country.
Which one of these teams will take the Cotton Bowl trophy with them to the College Football Championship in Glendale, Arizona on Jan. 11? Which one will have to watch the title game from the comfort of their couch? There’s only one way to find out, college football fans!
Who do you want to win the Cotton Bowl, HollywoodLifers? Are you chanting “Roll Tide” or are you ready to “Sparty On?”