The 2013-14 bowl schedule was announced Sunday night, and the Big Ten received two BCS bowl berths. Big Ten champion Michigan State is headed to the Rose Bowl to play Stanford, while Leaders Division champion Ohio State is off to the Orange Bowl to take on Clemson. Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska and Wisconsin also received bowl bids. See the Big Ten’s full bowl slate in this post. [ MORE: View our 2013-14 bowl schedule page ] Big Ten Bowls Bowl Location Date (All ET)/TV Result Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl Michigan vs. Kansas State Tempe, AZ Sun Devil Stadium Sat., Dec.
The final Coaches Poll was released Sunday morning, and Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio ranked his team No. 2. The Spartans, the Big Ten champions, came in at No. 4 in the latest poll. Check out Dantonio’s top 10 in this post. Also, see how every coach voted. [ MORE: Watch Spartans celebrate | Twitter reacion | Read our B1G title game coverage ] Here’s Dantonio’s top 10: Big Ten fans will find former Wisconsin coach Bret Bielema’s top 25 interesting. He had the Buckeyes No. 12, the lowest of any coach with a vote.
Mark Dantonio couldn’t wait to get his hands on his Big Ten championship hat Saturday night. Don’t believe us? Watch the interview below. Trust us, you’ll be happy you did. Now, Michigan State fans can put that championship hat on their heads. [ MORE: Purchase your Michigan State B1G title gear! ] WATCH: When a very happy Mark Dantonio calls for a championship hat, you get him a hat. #orvillemoment – http://t.co/ugNKmx6E6r — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 8, 2013 Our store is selling the hat, in addition to championship t-shirts and hoodies. Shop here. Michigan State topped then-No. 2
INDIANAPOLIS — Mark Dantonio showed just about every card he had in his hand. Run, pass, option, quarterback sneaks, even a gutsy onside kick attempt that almost worked early in the fourth quarter in a three-point game. But when it really mattered, when Michigan State led 27-24 with 5:41 remaining, and when it had a chance to put the Big Ten title game on ice, Dantonio went with what had gotten him this far: Jeremy Langford. The offensive MVP of the team throughout the season, Langford was struggling to find any type of running room against a suffocating Ohio State
Soon the official bowl pairings will be announced. Here are my last projections. The big change is Ohio State falling from the BCS title game to the Orange Bowl, and Michigan State rising to the Rose Bowl. So, the Big Ten will have two BCS bowl teams but will have to wait another year to win a national title. [ MORE: Twitter: Ex-Spartans react to B1G title win | Watch Spartans celebrate ] Rose Bowl, Jan. 1 (Big Ten vs. BCS/Pac-12): Michigan State vs. Stanford Orange Bowl, Jan. 3: (ACC vs. BCS): Ohio State vs. Clemson Capital One Bowl, Jan.
INDIANAPOLIS — The Big Ten title game is just three years old, but Michigan State’s 34-24 win over Ohio State was a “classic” and won’t soon be forgotten. The game had it all. A team vying for the BCS title game? Check. Another team trying to reach its first Rose Bowl in nearly three decades? Check. Ebbs and flows? Check. The Spartans raced to a 17-0 lead. Then, the Buckeyes ripped off 24 unanswered points; then MSU answered with 17 points to cap a back-and-fourth game that will see the Spartans go to the Rose Bowl for the first time
Michigan State players and fans weren’t the only ones proud of their football team late Saturday night. Former Michigan State players were quite pumped about their team beating No. 2 Ohio State and earning the conference’s automatic Rose Bowl berth, too. See some of the Spartans product’s celebratory tweets in this post. [ MORE: Get all of our Big Ten title game coverage ] Around @MSU_Football we used to say "P4RB"–Preparing 4 the Rose Bowl Now it's "G2RB"–Goin 2 the RB! So happy for everyone in the program — Kirk Cousins (@KirkCousins8) December 8, 2013 I BLEEEEEED GREEEN AND WHITE!!! — LeVeon
Michigan State is headed to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1988 game. And following Saturday’s 34-24 victory over perfect No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten title game, the Spartans celebrated like a team that snapped a long drought. Watch a few behind-the-scenes videos of Michigan State celebrating its big win in this post. [ MORE: B1G title game gallery | Video: Someone give Coach Dantonio a hat! ] Michigan State Big Ten Champions https://t.co/FufIXBzNXJ — Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) December 8, 2013 Spartans celebrate. https://t.co/nsKDtNj4gk — Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) December 8, 2013 The Type of
During his postgame interview with BTN’s Rick Pizzo, a jubilant Mark Dantonio calls out for a specific piece of championship gear as his players and assistant coaches celebrate around him on the field. “Hey, give me one of those hats!” Dantonio yells in this video clip. The Michigan State coach had plenty to be happy about after his No. 10 Spartans knocked off No. 2 Ohio State for the right to play Stanford in the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day. [ MORE: Tom Dienhart’s game column | Watch Spartans celebrate | See ex-Spartans’ tweets ] Watch the video below.
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart posted quick takes after each quarter of the Big Ten Football Championship from his perch at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Also, follow him on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. FOURTH QUARTER Quick take: MSU trailed, 24-20, entering the fourth quarter. But the Spartans outscored the Buckeyes, 10-0, in the final stanza. When push came to shove, the MSU defense stifled the Ohio State offense in the final 15 minutes to secure the school’s first Rose Bowl since the 1987 season. Key moment: After stuffing Ohio State on a fourth down, MSU took over at their 39-yard line