(WAFF) - Good morning! Trent Butler wishing you a Happy New Year! On this final day of 2015, college football takes center stage with its version of the final four. Many Alabama fans will be watching closely tonight hoping the Tide can steamroll the Spartans of Michigan State in the Cotton Bowl. We'll get you ready for tonight's sem-final showdown in Texas as Alabama tries to qualify for the national title game on January 11th in Glendale, Arizona.
We'll also recap Auburn's big win in the Birmingham Bowl from yesterday. The Tigers were able to tame those other Tigers from Memphis making sure Gus Malzahn did not have his first losing season as a coach.
One Alabama lawmaker wants voters to decide the issue of whether the state should have a lottery. We'll tell you more about his plan and how people in the Tennessee Valley feel about the issue.