Team Stats

  • Total Yards

    • MSU239
    • 440ALA
  • Turnovers

    • MSU2
    • 0ALA
  • Possession

    MSUALA
    32:5627:04
  • 1st Downs

    • MSU16
    • 21ALA

Game Information

AT&T Stadium
Coverage: ESPN
  • Arlington, TX
  • Line: ALA -10.0
  • Over/Under: 46
Attendance: 82,812
83%
Capacity: 100,000
1/1/2016 ESPN.com news services

Alabama rolls Michigan State to reach title game

Jake Coker played the game of his career and connected with Calvin Ridley for two touchdowns as the Crimson Tide beat Michigan State and advanced to the national championship.

Scoring Summary

1234T
Michigan State00000
Alabama01021738
second QuarterMSUALA
TD
5:36
Derrick Henry 1 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
6 plays, 80 yards, 2:38
07
play
Alabama opens the scoring with one-yard TD (0:38)

Alabama's Heisman Trophy winner Derrick Henry takes the handoff and plunges into the end zone from one yard out to give Alabama the first lead of the game, 7-0. (0:38)

FG
1:25
Adam Griffith 47 Yd Field Goal
7 plays, 43 yards, 2:39
010
play
A. Griffith 47 yd FG GOOD (0:29)

Adam Griffith 47 yd FG GOOD (0:29)

third QuarterMSUALA
TD
10:36
Calvin Ridley 6 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
9 plays, 75 yards, 4:24
017
play
J. Coker pass complete to C. Ridley for a 6 yd TD (2:40)

Jake Coker pass complete to Calvin Ridley for a 6 yd TD (2:40)

TD
3:24
Cyrus Jones 57 Yd Punt Return (Adam Griffith Kick)
3 plays, -12 yards, 1:13
024
play
Cyrus Jones takes punt 57 yards to the house (1:35)

Alabama's Cyrus Jones finds a seam on the punt return and breaks a tackle to weave his way into the end zone and increase the Crimson Tide's lead to 24-0. (1:35)

TD
2:20
Calvin Ridley 50 Yd pass from Jake Coker (Adam Griffith Kick)
1 play, 50 yards, 0:09
031
play
Ridley's 2nd TD turning Cotton Bowl into rout (1:03)

Alabama's Jacob Coker hits Calvin Ridley on the post route for the Crimson Tide's third touchdown of the third quarter to give them a commanding 31-0 lead over Michigan State. (1:03)

fourth QuarterMSUALA
TD
7:52
Derrick Henry 11 Yd Run (Adam Griffith Kick)
3 plays, 69 yards, 1:38
038
play
Henry's nasty stiff-arm leads to 2nd TD (0:38)

Alabama's Derrick Henry throws a vicious stiff-arm to fight off a defender before finding the end zone for his second touchdown of the night, increasing the Crimson Tide lead to 38-0. (0:38)

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