The 2013 Big Ten Conference Championship Game pits the second-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes against the 10th-ranked Michigan State Spartans on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Michigan State is appearing in its second Big Ten title tilt in three years, the team lost to Wisconsin, 42-39, in 2011.
The Spartans lost only once this season, that coming in a 17-13 decision at Notre Dame back on Sept. 21.
Since then, MSU (11-1, 8-0) has won eight in a row, all in conference, to win the Legends Division crown by three games.
The Spartans are seeking their eighth Big Ten championship, and their first Rose Bowl berth since 1988.
Ohio State brings a 12-0 record and the nation’s longest active winning streak at 24 games into this game.
And with Alabama’s shocking loss last weekend to Auburn, the Buckeyes have ascended to the second spot in this week’s BCS rankings.
By: Mike Plourde – for Great Lakes Radio Sports