The No. 4 Alabama Crimson Tide and No. 1 Michigan Wolverines are headed to Pasadena, CA, to face off in the CFP Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game Pres. by Prudential on January 1 at 5:00pm ET.
You can listen to every snap live from the Rose Bowl on the SiriusXM app and in car radios with your choice of the home or away feed.
Home: Michigan Wolverines
In their third consecutive College Football Playoff appearance, the Michigan Wolverines hold a 13-0 record, securing their 21st Rose Bowl appearance with an 8-12 overall record. The matchup against Alabama pits two football giants with U-M’s 1,002 wins and UA’s 965, showcasing their storied histories. Achieving a rare feat, Michigan joins select programs with consecutive 13-0 seasons, claiming their 45th Big Ten Championship with a dominant 26-0 victory over Iowa.
Currently ranked No. 1 in polls for the first time since 1997, Michigan enters the game with impressive statistics. The Wolverines have demonstrated exceptional performance, holding an average scoring margin of +27.2 across their 13 wins, the best in the nation. They excel on both ends, ranking in the top 15 in scoring offense (14th) and scoring defense (1st).
Michigan’s quarterback, J.J. McCarthy, boasts an outstanding career with a remarkable 96.2% winning rate in 26 starts. McCarthy’s accuracy stands out, with a completion rate of 74.2%, the second-best in the country, paired with an average depth of target of 9.8 yards downfield.
The Wolverines’ ground game is equally potent, with Blake Corum reaching 1,000 rushing yards in the conference championship game and setting a new record with 24 rushing touchdowns in a season. Corum’s impact extends to the record books, tying for the most career rushing touchdowns in program history.
Michigan’s defense is a force, ranking among the nation’s best in various categories. They excel on critical downs, boasting top-15 rankings in third-down and fourth-down conversion rates on both offense and defense. The defense has been instrumental in Michigan’s success, with multiple players contributing to interceptions, turnovers, and sacks.
Michigan Wolverines Home Feed:
SiriusXM channel 84 in your vehicle
Channel 84 on the SiriusXM app
Alabama Crimson Tide Away Feed:
SiriusXM channel 82 in your vehicle
Channel 82 on the SiriusXM app
SiriusXM channel 80 in your vehicle
Channel 80 on the SiriusXM app
Away: Alabama Crimson Tide
Shifting the focus to Alabama, the Crimson Tide has a rich Rose Bowl history with a 5-1-1 record. Quarterback Jalen Milroe has led the team to 10 consecutive victories, including a notable SEC Championship win over top-ranked Georgia. Milroe’s dual-threat abilities have contributed to a total of 35 touchdowns on the season.
Jermaine Burton emerges as a key playmaker for Alabama, leading in receiving yards and touchdowns. The Crimson Tide’s offense showcases diversity, with 15 different players recording at least one catch.
Defensively, Dallas Turner and Chris Braswell pose significant challenges for opponents, excelling in tackles for loss and sacks. The Tide’s defense allows an average of 18.4 points per game, ranking 17th nationally and second in the SEC. They’ve been particularly effective against the pass, limiting opponents to 188.8 passing yards per game.
Alabama’s defense has been disruptive, accumulating impressive statistics with 82 tackles for loss and 38 sacks in 13 games. The Tide’s ability to get into opponents’ backfields is evident, ranking 30th nationally in tackles for loss per game and 12th in sacks per game.
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