Spartans win Big Ten, head to Pasadena

Spartans win Big Ten, head to Pasadena

Michigan State takes outright Big Ten title and clinch Rose Bowl berth with 34-24 win against Ohio State.

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.

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