It was a convincing 30-6 victory over the Northwestern Wildcats to clinch the division for the Michigan State Spartans. That guarantees them a date with Ohio State at Lucas Oil Stadium for the Big Ten Championship.
On a frigid and windy Ryan Field, Northwestern jumped out to a 3-0 lead until the Michigan State Spartans offense started to heat up.
And heat up they did. Especially on the ground.
Jeremy Langford racked up 150 yards and two touchdowns. That is Langford’s 6th consecutive 100 rushing game this season.
Langford has also quietly become the highest scoring running back in the Big Ten. He has found the end zone for 13 rushing touchdowns a mark that leads the Big Ten conference.
Quarterback Connor Cook continued his consistent performance in the Spartans balanced offensive attack. Cook passed for 293 yards and two touchdowns including an 87 yard bomb to Bennie Fowler that put the Spartans up 14-3.
The win improves the Spartans record to 10-1, 7-0 in the Big Ten, with one game remaining. The Spartans are in line for an 11 win season and an 8-0 big ten record. The Spartans have never been undefeated in Big Ten play and they have only won 11 games two times before.