2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game
The 2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game was a college football game. It was played on December 3, 2011, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, to determine the 2011 champion of the Big Ten Conference. The Wisconsin Badgers of the Leaders Division beat the Michigan State Spartans of the Legends Division by a score of 42–39. By winning the game, Wisconsin earned a berth in the 2012 Rose Bowl.
|2011 Big Ten Football Championship Game|
Championship Game Logo
|Date||December 3, 2011|
|Stadium||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|Favorite||Wisconsin by 1.5|
|National anthem||Michigan State University Spartan Marching Band and University of Wisconsin Marching Band|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers||Gus Johnson (Play-by-play)|
Dhani Jones (Sideline Analyst)
|Nielsen ratings||4.6 (7.8 million viewers)|
|2011 Big Ten football standings|
|No. 11 Michigan State x||7||–||1||11||–||3|
|No. 12 Michigan %||6||–||2||11||–||2|
|No. 24 Nebraska||5||–||3||9||–||4|
|No. 10 Wisconsin xy$||6||–||2||11||–||3|
|Penn State x||6||–||2||9||–||4|
|Championship: Wisconsin 42, Michigan State 39|
Rankings from AP Poll
- WISC – Jeff Duckworth 3-yard pass from Russell Wilson (Philip Welch kick) WIS 7 MSU 0
- MICH-ST – Edwin Baker 8-yard run (Dan Conroy kick) WIS 7 MSU 7
- WISC – Montee Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick) WIS 14 MSU 7
- WISC - Ball 6-yard run (Welch kick) WIS 21 MSU 7
- MICH-ST – B. Cunningham 30-yard pass from Kirk Cousins (Conroy kick) WIS 21 MSU 14
- MICH-ST – Cunningham 7-yard pass from Cousins (Brad Sonntag rush) WIS 21 MSU 22
- MICH-ST – Le'Veon Bell 6-yard run (Conroy kick) WIS 21 MSU 29
- WISC – Jared Abbrederis 42-yard pass from Wilson (Welch kick) WIS 28 MSU 29
- MICH-ST – Cunningham 44-yard pass from Cousins (Conroy kick) WIS 28 MSU 36
- WISC – Ball 5-yard pass from Wilson (Wilson pass failed) WIS 34 MSU 36
- MICH-ST – Conroy 25-yard field goal WIS 34 MSU 39
- WISC – Ball 7-yard run (Jacob Pedersen pass from Wilson) WIS 42 MSU 39
Kickoff time: 8:19 p.m. • End of Game: 11:52 p.m. • Total elapsed time: 3 hours 33 minutes
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