The inaugural Big Ten Championship Game takes place in Indianapolis this Saturday, and the Michigan State Spartans will end the Wisconsin Badgers' Rose Bowl dreams.
These two teams hooked up in East Lansing, Michigan, on October 22 for what turned out to be one of the most fantastic finishes of the 2011 college football season. With a trip to the Rose Bowl on the line, these teams look to battle once again for Big Ten supremacy.
The Rose Bowl has eluded the Spartans since 1988. For the Badgers, they would like to return to the Rose Bowl after a disappointing letdown in 2011, when they lost to the TCU Horned Frogs, 21-19.
Wisconsin has plenty of motivation to return to Pasadena, while Michigan State has history at stake.
Here are the five reasons why the Spartans will end Wisconsin's Rose Bowl dreams.