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No. 1 Michigan to Face No. 4 Alabama in the 2024 CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game

The stage is set for an epic showdown at the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential, as the No. 1 Michigan Wolverines square off against the No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide in the College Football Playoff Semifinal.

Alabama vs Michigan - Rose Bowl Game 2024

This highly anticipated match is scheduled for 1 p.m. PT/4 p.m. ET on Monday, January 1, 2024, at the iconic Rose Bowl Stadium.

The Michigan Wolverines, reigning champions of the Big Ten Conference, have achieved a stellar season, boasting a perfect 13-0 overall record and a 9-0 mark in conference play. Their path to the semifinal was cemented with a decisive 26-0 victory over Iowa, marking their third consecutive Big Ten Championship. This game will be Michigan’s 21st appearance in the Rose Bowl Game, where they hold an 8-12 record, last appearing in the 2007 edition. Overall, Michigan’s bowl game history is impressive, with a record of 21-29 in 50 appearances.

On the other side, the Alabama Crimson Tide, champions of the Southeastern Conference, have demonstrated their prowess with an 11-game winning streak leading to the SEC Championship. They clinched their spot in the semifinals after a nail-biting 27-24 win over Georgia, finishing the season with a 12-1 record and an unblemished 8-0 in the SEC. Alabama, with a 5-1-1 record in their previous seven Rose Bowl appearances, will make their eighth trip to Pasadena. The Crimson Tide are known for their remarkable bowl game history, leading the nation with 70 appearances and 42 wins.

This year’s Rose Bowl Game is not just a clash of current season titans but also a historic encounter, marking the sixth meeting between Michigan and Alabama. The Crimson Tide currently lead the all-time series 3-2, with four of these matchups occurring in bowl games. However, this will be the first time these two teams meet in a Rose Bowl Game, adding an extra layer of excitement and historical significance.

Pasadena Tournament of Roses President Alex Aghajanian expressed enthusiasm about hosting this first-ever Rose Bowl matchup between Michigan and Alabama, referring to it as “The Granddaddy of Them All.” Fans can expect an electrifying atmosphere filled with tradition and top-tier college football action.

Pre-game festivities will commence at 1 p.m. PT on January 1, with ESPN providing national television coverage. For fans looking to experience the excitement in person, official ticket and hospitality packages are available through On Location, the Hospitality and Corporate Travel Package Provider for the Rose Bowl Game. These packages offer a range of experiences, including official game tickets, Rose Parade tickets, pre-game hospitality, and opportunities to meet NCAA Legends.

Additionally, fans seeking tickets for this Playoff Semifinal can safely purchase them through the Official Fan-to-Fan Ticket Exchange via Ticketmaster, ensuring a secure and reliable way to be part of this historic game.

As we count down to this monumental event, the anticipation and excitement continue to build. Will the Michigan Wolverines extend their perfect season, or will the Alabama Crimson Tide add another victorious chapter to their storied history? One thing is certain: the 2024 College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game is a must-watch event for every college football fan.

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