Ten key factors will determine whether the Wisconsin Badgers or Michigan State Spartans represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl.
On Oct. 22, Michigan State defeated Wisconsin on a last-second Hail Mary that sent the Badgers' BCS title dreams crashing down.
Wisconsin has not forgotten about the Hail Mary to this day, but itches at the opportunity to salvage that dreadful October night in East Lansing.
The two programs have formed an exciting rivalry that many hope will write another chapter on Saturday evening in the Big Ten's first conference championship game.
Here are 10 keys to the Big Ten's inaugural championship game...