The revenge tour is complete and it couldn’t be more sweet.
A year after losing five Big Ten games by 13 points, Michigan State knocked off all five teams and completed the list with its 34-24 win against Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game – and punched its ticket to Pasadena for the first time since 1988.
The Spartans broke out to an early 17-0 lead fueled by a hot start from Connor Cook, who threw a 72-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphery and a 33-yard strike to Tony Lippett in the second quarter.
Ohio State came right back with a 24-0 spurt of its own as Braxton Miller scored on a pair of short touchdown runs and had a 20-yard passing score to Corey Brown.
Trailing 24-17, the Spartans started a come back with a 44-yard field goal from Michael Geiger.
In the fourth quarter, Cook hit Josiah Price for a 9-yard touchdown pass to give MSU a 27-24 lead and it never looked back.
Jeremy Langford capped the scoring and put the game out of reach with a 26-yard touchdown run late in the fourth quarter and the celebration was on.
Langford went over 100 yards for the eighth straight game with 128.
The Spartans gave up a season-high 273 rushing yards, with 142 from Miller and 118 from Carlos Hyde.