Post-Game Notes: Big Ten Championship Game
Dec. 8, 2013
With the 34-24 victory over No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship, Michigan State won its eighth Big Ten Championship in school history (1953, 1965, 1966, 1978, 1987, 1999, 2010, 2013) and its first outright title since 1987.
Michigan State clinched its fifth Rose Bowl appearance (1954, 1956, 1966, 1988)...MSU owns a 3-1 record in the Rose Bowl.
Michigan State won its school-record 12th game of the season (11 wins in 2010 and 2011).
Big Ten Championship Game Most Valuable Player Connor Cook threw for a career-high 304 yards passing on 24-of-30 throws...he also threw three touchdown passes.
Jeremy Langford set a school record with his eighth-straight 100-yard rushing game, as he collected 128 yards on 24 carries.
Indianapolis native Isaiah Lewis recorded a career-high 13 tackles and also had a pass break-up.
Michigan State held Ohio State to 374 yards of total offense, a season low for the Buckeyes.
MSU snapped Ohio State's 24-game winning streak, which was the longest in OSU history and tied for the fourth longest in Big Ten history.
Michigan State's nine-game winning streak is the longest since the Spartans won 10 in a row in 1978-79 (last seven games in 1978, first three games in 1979)...MSU has won 14 of its last 15 games.