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Dec. 8, 2013

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No. 10 Michigan State 34 (12-1, 8-0 B1G), No. 2 Ohio State 24 (12-1, 8-0 B1G)
Lucas Oil Stadium – Indianpolis, Ind.
Dec. 7, 2013
Attendance: 66,002

  • The Buckeyes were held scoreless in the first quarter for the first time since their game at Penn State in 2012.
  • Braxton Miller went over 5,000 yards passing in his career with 101 yards through the air against the Spartans.
  • Miller also went over 8,000 yards of total offense in his career with 243 Saturday night. He joins Art Schlichter as the only Buckeyes to accomplish the feat.
  • The 142-yard rushing game marked the 14th 100-yard game of Miller’s career.
  • Michigan State came into the game averaging 2.2 yards per carry. Ohio State averaged 6.8 yards on the ground Saturday against the Spartans.
  • Carlos Hyde went over 3,000 career rushing yards after gaining 118 on the ground against the Spartans.
  • Saturday marked the fourth-consecutive game Miller and Hyde each tallied over 100 yards rushing.
  • C.J. Barnett’s third-quarter interception was the seventh of his career and third this season.
  • The Ohio State defense has at least one interception in 11 of 13 games this season.
  • Ryan Shazier recorded his fourth-consecutive double-digit tackle game.

BIG TEN CONFERENCE POSTGAME NOTES
Tonight’s attendance of 66,002 is a Big Ten Football Championship Game record.

MICHIGAN STATE (12-1)

Tonight’s victory gives Michigan State its eighth Big Ten titleand first since 2010. The Spartans’ 12th win of the season is aschool record. Michigan State will make its first Rose Bowlappearance since 1988. This is just the second Michigan State winover Ohi State in the last 10 meetings, but both wins have come inthe last three matchups (10-7 in 2011). It is the Spartans largestmargin of victory over Ohi State since a 23-7 win in 1999. MichiganState became the first team this season t hold Ohi State scorelessin the first quarter. The previous season low for the Buckeyes wasthree points at Iowa on Oct. 19. QB Connor Cook’s 72-yard touchdownpass t WR Keith Mumphery in the second quarter is the longesttouchdown pass in Big Ten Football Championship Game history. It isals a career-long reception for Mumphery and Cook’s secondtouchdown pass of the season of 70 or more yards (87-atNorthwestern). Cook finished with 304 yards through the air, hisfirst career 300+-yard passing game. K Michael Geiger set a Big TenFootball Championship Game record with his 40-yard field goal topen the scoring in the first quarter. His tw field goals is alsthe most ever in a Big Ten Football Championship game. SS IsaiahLewis finished with a career-high 13 tackles. RB Jeremy Langfordfinished with 128 yards rushing, his eighth-straight 100+-yardrushing game. Michigan State was 2-for-2 on fourth-down conversionstonight and is 9-of-14 for the season.

OHIO STATE (12-1)

The Buckeyes’ loss snapped the nation’s longest winning streakat 24 games. Prior t tonight Ohi State’s last loss came on Jan. 2,2012 vs. Florida (24-16). QB Braxton Miller finished with 142 yards rushing, the most by aquarterback in Big Ten Football Championship Game history. Millerfinished with 101 yards passing, becoming the ninth player in OhiState history t top 5,000 career passing yards, ending tonight with5,058 for his career. He becomes the second Buckeye t top 8,000total offense yards (8,077), joining Art Schlichter (8,850). Millerfinished with tw touchdowns on the ground and one through the air,marking the first time in Big Ten Football Championship gamehistory a quarterback has both thrown and run for a touchdown. SSC.J. Barnett’s third-quarter interception was his fifth careerINT and first this season. Ohi State has at least one INT in 11 of13 games this year, Ohi State is 57-of 60 in Red-Zone scoringopportunities this year, including 4-for-4 tonight. Ohi Stateoutscored Michigan State 14-3 in the third quarter tonight and hasoutscored opponents 142-41 in the third quarter this year. For thefifth time this year and fourth-straight game the Buckeyes had tw100-yard rushers in Miller (142) and RB Carlos Hyde (118). The tw als ran for 100+-yards each at Iowa;at Illinois; vs. Indiana and at Michigan.