Two days ago, Michigan State lost its first game of the season, falling to Iowa, 83-70, on the road in the Big Ten opener.

Tom Izzo and his Spartans hope that's the only loss their part of on this trip, as the men's basketball team decided to travel to Dallas to watch the Michigan State football team take on Alabama in the College Football Playoff.

The #Spartans have arrived at AT&T Stadium. #GoGreen pic.twitter.com/kh0mYhMOev

— Spartan Basketball (@MSU_Basketball) December 31, 2015

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