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BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart covers Big Ten football all year. Check out these links:

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Video: C.J. Beathard connects with Tevaun Smith on 85-yard TD

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.  

Photos: Best shots from the Big Ten Football Championship

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”.      

No. 5 Michigan State rallies past No. 4 Iowa in Big Ten title game

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.

Watch our 360-degree videos from inside B1G title game locker rooms

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

Dienhart: Unbeaten Iowa or tested Michigan State? Here's my pick

BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Football Championship between Iowa and Michigan State. After watching both teams play all season he's ready to make his game prediction.

Dienhart: Four keys to Michigan State's success tonight

Earlier I posted my four keys to success for the Iowa Hawkeyes in the Big Ten Football Championship. Now, here are my four keys to success for the Michigan State Spartans. 1. Go deep. Look, Connor Cook is the best quarterback in the Big Ten. No one is gonna argue that. Heck, he’s one of the best in the nation. That’s why the Spartans need to chuck it deep vs. an Iowa secondary that is good—but not great. Desmond King is a ball hawk, but he isn’t Charles Woodson. And there isn’t a ton of athletic ability in the Iowa secondary

Dienhart: Four keys to Iowa Hawkeyes success tonight

I’m up and ready for today’s Big Ten Football Championship, and having watched both Iowa and Michigan State play all season long I have my thoughts on what each team needs to do to win. In this post, I give you my four keys for Iowa to succeed on Saturday. 1. Run the ball: It’s pretty simple. This is the bread and butter of Iowa’s attack. It has been dating back to when Hayden Fry took over a massive rehab project in 1979 in Iowa City and built some great teams around backs like Ronnie Harmon, Sedrick Shaw, Tavian Banks, Nick Bell

The 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game from A to Z

The 2015 Big Ten Football Championship is set to kickoff at 8:17 p.m. ET on Saturday night. No. 4-ranked Iowa (12-0) will take on No. 5 Michigan State (11-1) for a conference title and a spot in the second annual College Football Playoff. In anticipation for Saturday, here’s an A to Z look at the Big Ten Championship Game. A is for athletes. This game will feature plenty of them. One of the top matchups in this contest will be Iowa cornerback Desmond King vs. Michigan State wide receiver Aaron Burbridge. Both are having All-American caliber seasons and both are outstanding

Images of the Year video: 2015 Big Ten football in review

Soon the Big Ten West champ Iowa and Big Ten East champ Michigan State will meet in the 2015 Big Ten Football Championship Game at 8:17 p.m. ET Saturday on Fox. But before we get to that game, watch our annual season-in-review video. Our Saturday pregame show starts at 6:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go before switching to FOX at 7:30 p.m. for the remainder of the pregame and the game broadcast. BTN/BTN2Go will also have a postgame show following the FOX broadcast. More coverage: Championship game scoreboard | Video highlights on Twitter | Instagram photos from BTN and The Journey | BTN Vine