(AP) Jake Coker played the game of his career, hooking up with Calvin Ridley for two touchdowns, as the second-ranked Crimson Tide aired it out to beat No. 3 Michigan State 38-0 Thursday night and advance to the national championship game. [ MORE: GALLERY | AP RECAP | BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY ] Alabama (13-1) will face No. 1 Clemson (14-0), which put away Oklahoma in the first national semifinal, on Jan. 11 in Arizona looking for its fourth national title in nine seasons under coach Nick Saban. The Tide looked like a team with no weaknesses against overmatched Michigan State
Ohio State defensive end Joey Bosa and running back Ezekiel Elliott will skip their senior seasons and declare for the NFL draft.
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart talked to some assistant football coaches who took on Alabama this season to get an insider's scouting report on the Crimson Tide offense and defense ahead of Michigan State's game in the Cotton Bowl. Here's what those coaches told our senior writer.
When Michigan State takes on Alabama tonight, we'll all be watching closely. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart suggests we keep an eye out for these five keys the Spartans need to unlock the Crimson Tide and advance to the title game. You know this already, but none of them will come easily.
The College Football Playoff games are finally here tonight as Clemson faces Oklahoma ahead of Michigan State taking on Alabama. First, catch “BTN Live” at 6 p.m. ET today for the latest look at the Cotton Bowl matchup. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith are in Dallas for the game and have reports from the stadium. [ MORE: 2015-2016 bowl game schedule | Bowl game coverage | Scoreboard | Follow Tom Dienhart on Twitter | BTN on YouTube | BTN on Instagram | BTN on Vine ] Also, on Friday at 11 a.m. ET, Rick Pizzo, Stanley Jackson, Glen Mason get you
BTN.com's Tom Dienhart is watching every Big Ten bowl game, and on Wednesday night he rolled out his assessment of Wisconsin's impressive 23-21 win over No. 25 USC in the Holiday Bowl. See his grades and his overall take in this post.
Cardale Jones hinted at leaving Ohio State for the NFL after the Buckeyes lost to Michigan State. He made it more concrete on Wednesday, telling reporters he will skip his senior season and declare for the NFL draft.
Wisconsin took down Southern Cal, 23-21, in the Holiday Bowl on Wednesday night. The victory improved the Big Ten to 3-1 this bowl season, with the lone loss coming in overtime (Indiana vs. Duke). Get our favorite USA TODAY Sports photos from Wisconsin’s bowl win below.
Ohio State is set to take on Notre Dame in the Fiesta Bowl, which is one of the most anticipated matchups of this bowl season. J.T. Barrett and the Buckeyes will go up against Jaylon Smith and the Irish defense in a game featuring two of the most storied programs in college football history. In anticipation for the game, Ohio State put together an incredible hype video on Wednesday afternoon. Check out the entire video at the top of this post. Ohio State and Notre Dame will kick things off at 1 p.m. ET on Friday. Enjoy, Buckeye fans!
Michigan State junior guard Alvin Ellis made a “no way you could do that again” shot in Tuesday night’s game against Iowa. The only problem… the ball went into the Hawkeyes’ basket. Leading 39-28 early on in the second half, Iowa guard Mike Gesell was inbounding the ball under the Hawkeyes’ basket. He threw a pass, which went off the right hand of Ellis and ended up in the Hawkeyes’ basket. Take a look at the play at the top of this post. If you look at Ellis’ face, you can tell how shocked he was by the result. As