Number two Alabama (12-1, 7-1) opened the season in September against Wisconsin (9-3, 6-2) of the Big Ten in the same Arlington, Texas facility hosting the New Year's Eve College Football Playoff Semifinal Game on Thursday evening. Third ranked Michigan State (12-1, 7-1) is returning to the venue after defeating the Baylor Bears 42-41 in last year's Cotton Bowl. Execution on the field of play will determine the outcome as both teams are familiar with the field and stadium conditions.
Derrick Henry and Reggie Ragland visited with the media at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas after arriving from Tuscaloosa on Saturdy morning.
Watch and listen to their comments.