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.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State linebacker Ryan Shazier was dejected as he stood in the postgame interview room. His Ohio State Buckeyes had just lost the Big Ten title game, 34-24, to Michigan State. The loss ended a 24-game winning streak. Worse: It killed OSU’s chances to play for the BCS national title.
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.
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.
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.
Looking for the best photos from Saturday night’s Big Ten title game? We compiled all of our favorite USA TODAY Sports shots from Michigan State’s thrilling win over Ohio State at Lucas Oil Stadium. Check out our photo gallery in this post.
(AP) Michigan State shook up the BCS title chase again Saturday night. The No. 10 Spartans regained the lead on Connor Cook‘s 9-yard touchdown pass to Josiah Price with 11:41 left and upset No. 2 Ohio State 34-24 to take the Big Ten title and put Auburn back in the national title hunt.