Brent Yarina, BTN.com Senior Editor, December 25, 2015
[btn-post-package]It will be 2016 in just a couple days.
To help usher in the New Year, we're reliving some of the best in Big Ten football from a highly successful 2015 calendar year that saw Ohio State win the inaugural College Football Playoff in early January and three teams finish the 2015 season in the top 10 of the final CFP Rankings.
Up today: Top 5 Big Ten finishes of 2015.
One look at this list, and it's reconfirmed that Michigan State had its share of thrilling finishes in 2015. The Spartans own four of the five finishes, in fact, and it's hard for one to argue that each one isn't worthy of inclusion.
For what it's worth, our favorite finish is the Spartans' memorable walk-off touchdown vs. rival Michigan at Michigan Stadium.
If not, what was your favorite finish? Feel free to leave your submission in the comment box at the bottom of this post.
See our top 5 finishes of 2015 below:
5. Marshall Koehn nails 57-yard FG to down Pitt
4. Michael Geiger, Michigan State hand reigning champ OSU first loss
3. Michigan State rallies past Baylor in 2015 Cotton Bowl
MSU had a 1.5% chance of winning the #CottonBowl when Sparty was down 20 early in the 4Q.— ESPN College Football (@ESPNCFB) January 1, 2015
Here's the winning play: http://t.co/nModPC5FkM
2. LJ Scott scores on 22-play drive to beat Iowa in Big Ten title game
1. Jalen Watts-Jackson, Michigan State stun rival Michigan on final play