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College Football Playoff: 2024 Rose Bowl Game open thread

The first of two college football semifinal games is set to begin here in Pasadena.  Follow and discuss the games with us here!

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First up, the #1 Michigan Wolverines (13-0) face the #4 Alabama Crimson Tide (12-1) in the Rose Bowl Game presented by Prudential, the first of two college football semifinals this New Year’s Day. The winner moves on to National Championship Game in Houston, Texas on January 8th. This is the “Grandaddy of Them All” and should make for another fantastic Rose Bowl, as this game has usually been, compared to many of its peers.

I’ve always had a particular soft spot for the Rose Bowl, living just 15 minutes from the picturesque venue. Few sights in sports are as consistently breathtaking as the sun setting behind the San Gabriel Mountains in the third quarter of the Rose Bowl Game. This matchup should be a great one. Let the College Football Playoff begin!

2024 Rose Bowl Game

#1 Michigan Wolverines vs. #4 Alabama Crimson Tide

Location: Rose Bowl - Pasadena, California

Game Time: 2:00pm PST / 4:00pm CST / 5:00pm EST

Network: ESPN

Odds: Michigan -1.5; O/U 45.5, courtesy of DraftKings sportsbook

Enjoy the game and Happy New Year!

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See for details.