Alabama ended this most unusual college football season with its usual perfect track record. The Crimson Tide went 10-0 and won the SEC title to capture the best seed in the College Football Playoff. Notre Dame only joined the ACC this season, taking a perfect record in the championship game of the conference, losing to Clemson. Despite dropping their first game of the year, the Fighting Irish claimed the number 4 seed in the playoffs over Texas A&M with one loss and unbeaten Cincinnati.
Alabama and Notre Dame face off at the Rose Bowl, not Pasadena, California, but Arlington, Texas. Southern Californiarestrictions do not allow fans in the stands, including relatives of the players, so the game was moved from the Rose Bowl to AT&T Stadium, the home of the Dallas Cowboys.
The Rose Bowl begins Friday, January 1 at 4 p.m. ET (1 p.m. PT) and is broadcast on ESPN. Clemson and Ohio State play in the other semifinal at the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) on ESPN.
How to stream the Rose Bowl
If you don’t have a cable or satellite TV subscription, you can watch the Rose Bowl with a live TV streaming service. All five major services offer ESPN. You can also watch the Rose Bowl on WatchESPN.com or the WatchESPN app, but you will need to prove that you have a TV subscription, which includes a live TV streaming subscription, which includes ESPN.
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