Michigan State vs. Alabama: Cotton Bowl Time, TV Schedule, Live Stream


Michigan State takes on the Alabama on New Year’s Eve in a College Football Playoff game played at the Cotton Bowl. Here’s how you can watch the game online or on TV.

Between the Ohio State Buckeyes entering the 2015 season as the defending national champions and the Michigan Wolverines landing big-name head coach Jim Harbaugh, the Michigan State Spartans came into the year as a back page story line in the Big Ten Conference.

But, for the third year in a row, the Spartans find themselves in one of college football’s biggest bowl games. They defeated Stanford 24-21 in the Rose Bowl two years ago and Beat Baylor 42-41 in a shoot out in last year’s Cotton Bowl.

This year, however, they’ll be playing in more than just a bowl game. The winner of this year’s Cotton Bowl between Michigan State and Alabama will travel to Glendale, Arizona to play the winner of Clemson-Oklahoma in the College Football Playoff National Championship Game on January 11.

Below is all the information you’ll need to watch the College Football Playoff Semifinal game on TV or streaming online.

Michigan State Spartans vs. Alabama Crimson Tide
AT&T Stadium — Arlington, TX
Game Time: 8:00 p.m. ET
National TV: ESPN
Radio: 760 AM in Detroit (click here for affiliates)
Live Stream: WatchESPN
Line: Alabama by 10

The Spartans enter the game as the underdog, but that’s a position they’ve gotten used to over the years. As ESPN’s College Game Day pointed out on Twitter, the Spartans have won seven of their last eight games versus opponents ranked in the Top 10. They came into six of the eight as the underdog.

Would a semifinal win over Alabama finally put the Spartans into the group of elite college football programs?

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