Alabama to face top-ranked Clemson in College Football Playoff National Championship

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No. 2 Alabama routed No. 3 Michigan State at the Cotton Bowl Thursday and will play top-ranked Clemson for the national championship in Glendale, Ariz. on Jan. 11.

With no score in the first quarter at the Cotton Bowl, the Tide was able to shutout Michigan State 38-0. It's the first time in 196 games that the Spartans have been shut out.

Clemson also took home a big win against No. 4 Oklahoma with a final score of 37-17. The two teams will face off for the first College Football Playoff National Championship title.

The Crimson Tide will play for their fourth national championship in seven seasons. They haven't lost to the Clemson Tigers in more than a century. Clemson won the first two games it played against Alabama — in 1904 and 1905. The Crimson Tide has won the last 12 games in the series, the last 34-10 in the 2008 regular-season opener in Atlanta.