3 reasons Alabama will beat Michigan in the Rose Bowl

Alabama looks to show the college football world that they belong in the four-team CFP as they take on #1 Michigan in the Rose Bowl. Will they rise to the occasion, or will the noise around the controversial selection get even louder?

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3. The stars are aligned

If you think about everything that has transpired over the course of the last month, how could you not pick the Crimson Tide to win the National Championship, let alone this game. They converted the miracle 4th & Goal against Auburn to keep their playoff hopes alive, upset the Georgia Bulldogs to win the SEC, and were selected to the CFP over an undefeated power five conference champion. Call me crazy, but I'm going to go out on a limb and say this just might be their year.

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Ultimately, I think this will be a fun game for those who like to watch good complete football teams and defensive football. I think the defenses are comparable, but the Crimson Tide probably have more guys who will make the necessary plays on offense to separate themselves. I like Alabama by a score of 28-21.