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.
The 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game was Saturday night, so Big Ten fans may have missed parts of a busy day on the men’s hardwood. Catch up on all the day’s action here. There was no shortage of highlight-reel dunks from the nine-game slate, and we’ve clipped our favorite ones in this post.
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.
What a year for Big Ten football teams. There were plenty of ups and downs to go around. Now have a look at this slick video from our Big Ten Football Championship Pregame Show. It captures the football images of the year across the Big Ten Conference.