INDIANAPOLIS — The fifth annual Big Ten Football Championship is in the books, and what a day it was. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] I was down in Indianapolis and made it a point to try and catch some of the top moments leading up to the game, as well as after it. Here is a look at the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game experience in
When Connor Cook went to check Twitter shortly after No. 5 Michigan State’s dramatic 16-13 comeback victory over No. 4 Iowa in the Big Ten title game Saturday night, he was expecting to see a lot of congratulatory tweets. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] Instead, he was inundated with negative tweets, 140-character attacks on the “disrespectful” way he accepted the Big Ten title game MVP trophy from
It seemed America had forgotten Michigan State had won 11 or more games four times in five years. It seemed pundits blanked out on the fact the Spartans won Big Ten crowns in 2010 and 2013. It seemed experts forgot about the Rose and Cotton Bowl triumphs for this program.
Five Big Ten championship games have been played, and Michigan State has won two of them. Watch several videos of the Spartans celebrating their the second Big Ten title game victory inside.
Two Big Ten championships. One Rose Bowl Game victory. One Cotton Bowl win. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Video: Spartans celebrate | Watch Connor Cook apologize to Archie Griffin | Watch game-winning TD | You’ll love these Vines ] One thing’s for sure: Connor Cook has experience celebrating gigantic victories. And every one of the Michigan State record-breaking quarterback’s celebrations seems to include a special moment with his parents. The aftermath of Saturday night’s 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game was no different. Watch Cook, who went on
They’ll be talking about that Michigan State game-winning drive for years to come. [ MORE: AP RECAP | BOX | PBP | Dienhart: Shame on us for doubting MSU | Watch MSU celebrate | Connor Cook celebrates with parents | Watch game-winning TD ] The Spartans used a 22-play, nine-minute drive to score the go-ahead touchdown with 27 seconds remaining in the Big Ten title game Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. LJ Scott, the player who did most of the damage on the prolonged drive, provided the decisive play. On 3rd-and-goal from the 1-yard line, the true freshman took
What’s that? Iowa football doesn’t have big-play ability, you say? That’s not true, and it hasn’t been throughout a memorable undefeated 2015 season. Iowa flashed its big-play ability yet again, this time on what proved to be one of the biggest plays of the Big Ten title game Saturday night. Trailing 9-6 on the first play of the fourth quarter, C.J. Beathard connected with Tevaun Smith on a go-ahead 85-yard touchdown at Lucas Oil Stadium. Watch the highlight in the video above, and check out Smith’s “Dab” celebration in the tweet below.
We kept an eye out for the best shots from Big Ten Football Championship Saturday in Indianapolis. Have a look at our photo gallery. Find more on our BTN Instagram page and our Instagram for the show “The Journey”.
L.J. Scott's late lunge did more than put the ball across the goal line - it all but certainly put No. 5 Michigan State in the College Football Playoff. Scott kept powering forward and stretched the ball into the end zone for a touchdown with 27 seconds that sent the Spartans past No. 4 Iowa 16-13 Saturday night in the Big Ten championship game.
Iowa and Michigan State fans probably don’t need much to get jacked up for tonight’s Big Ten title game. [ MORE: Pick your winner | Keys for Iowa | Keys for Michigan State ] The enticing matchup and the incredibly high stakes (winner likely sews up a berth in the second annual College Football Playoff) are more than enough to draw in even the casual college football fan. That said, the 360-degree videos above and below are certain to excite Hawkeyes and Spartans fans. Go ahead and watch the videos from inside the home and visitor locker rooms hours before