New Year’s Eve brings the college football playoff semifinals this year and the second semifinal game will be at AT&T Stadium in the Cotton Bowl as the No. 2 seed and 12-1 Alabama Crimson Tide face the third-seeded and 12-1 Michigan State Spartans. The Crimson Tide have looked like the best team in the country for a long time now and Derrick Henry is nearing 2,000 rushing yards for the season along with winning the Heisman Trophy. The Spartans needed a 22-play drive in the Big Ten title game to advance to the semifinals and need a big game out of Connor Cook at quarterback. Kickoff is scheduled for just after 8 p.m. Eastern.