Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples, Ben Glicksman and Colin Becht break down the college football playoff matchup between the Alabama Crimson Tide and Michigan State Spartans.

In the College Football Playoff Semifinals (December 31), No. 1 Clemson faces No. 4 Oklahoma in the Capital One Orange Bowl at 4 p.m. ET. The Goodyear Cotton Bowl follows at 8 p.m. ET as No. 2 Alabama plays No. 3 Michigan State.

The winner of the Orange Bowl faces the winner of the Cotton Bowl in Glendale, Arizona, at University of Phoenix Stadium, for the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 11.


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