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Big Ten Championship Game: Michigan State Wins Legends Division, Penn State-Wisconsin Play for Leaders

Michigan State has won the Legends division, and Penn State will play Wisconsin for the Leaders crown.

It's pretty incredible to think that we are already this close to the end of college football season, but here we are, seniors getting ready to play their final regular season games and the bowl season just weeks away.

For the Big Ten, it's the first year that the conference will have a championship game played at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, and Michigan State has already punched their ticket after winning the Legends division on Saturday with a blowout victory against Indiana.

The Leaders division is still open, and the final spot in the Big Ten title game will be decided when Penn State travels to Camp Randall to take on Bret Bielema's Wisconsin Badgers, whom I have maintained pretty much all year are the best team in the Big Ten.

It would be pretty incredible, given the current circumstances, if Penn State were able to close out their season with road victories against both Ohio State and Wisconsin, but I have doubted those kids enough this year. I think if any defense in the Big Ten is capable of slowing down that Wisconsin offense, it could be Penn State.

Matt McGloin showed on Saturday that he is capable of playing some great football, and the rushing duo of Silas Redd and Stephfon Green has been absolutely deadly.

Michigan State, on the other hand, has one last game against Northwestern, and wouldn't it be great to see a rematch between the Spartans and Badgers, a game that just a couple of weeks ago ended Wisconsin's BCS title hopes on a Hail Mary thrown up by Kirk Cousins?

If Penn State wins, it will be the first time this season that Michigan State and Penn State have played each other, and that would be a really interesting matchup between two defenses who are arguably the best in the Big Ten.

It should be a great week of football in the Big Ten, starting on Friday morning with the Iowa Hawkeyes traveling to Nebraska to take on the Cornhuskers. Then, on Saturday, Ohio State takes on Michigan at 12 PM ET on ESPN, a game that is always a great rivalry, followed by Penn State and Wisconsin later that afternoon.

Photographs by spatulated, Triple Tri, and chrischappelear used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.