#3 Michigan State Plays #2 Alabama in the First Round of the College Football Playoffs

EAST LANSING--

The #3 Michigan State Spartans (12-1) learned their fate today as they'll head to The Cotton Bowl and play the #2 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) in the first round of the College Football Playoffs.  It's the first time in the playoffs for the Big Ten Champions as they face the Crimson Tide on New Year's Eve in Arlington, Texas.  The game will be at 8pm and the winner will play the winner of #1 Clemson (13-0) and #4 Oklahoma (11-1) in the College Football Playoff National Championship game on January 11th in Phoenix, Arizona at 8:30pm.  

Be sure to follow @HammerFox2 on Twitter for the latest reaction in East Lansing and check back here later today as we'll have reaction from Michigan State.  Also be sure to watch SportsWorks at 11pm tonight on FOX 2 as we'll have the very latest and break it all down for you.

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