BIG TEN FOOTBALL NOTES
December 2, 2013INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
B1G MOMENTS IN ROSE BOWL HISTORY: The Tournament of Roses celebrates the 100th Rose
Bowl Game this season, part of an historic season that also sees the final
installment of the Bowl Championship Series National Championship Game contested in
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT: This year, the conference is
celebrating 100 years of the Big Ten Medal of Honor . . .
Title Game Matchup: Michigan State and Ohio State will meet in the 2013 Big Ten
Football Championship Game on Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis . . .
History between Michigan State and Ohio State: In the all-time series, the Buckeyes
hold a 28-13 advantage, but the teams have split the last two meetings . . .
Eight-for-Eight: Michigan State and Ohio State each posted victories in their
regular-season finales to finish their Big Ten slates with perfect 8-0 records. It
marks the first time two teams finished the Big Ten schedule with perfect conference
slates since Iowa and Ohio State did so in 2002, when the Hawkeyes appeared in the
Orange Bowl and the Buckeyes earned a berth in the BCS National Championship Game.
Prior to 2002, the last time the Big Ten had two teams finish the year with perfect
conference records was in 1943 when Michigan and Purdue were each 6-0.
Twenty-Four: Ohio State continued to build on its school-record winning streak
after knocking off Michigan last Saturday. The Buckeyes have now won 24 straight
games, which is the longest active winning streak in the nation. It marks the
longest winning streak by a Big Ten team in more than 60 years and matches the
conference's fourth-longest streak in history, equaling the 24 straight triumphs by
the 1903-05 Minnesota squads. The Buckeyes also notched a 16th straight conference
win, tied for the sixth longest stretch among conference games only in Big Ten
Stat Champions: With the end of the regular season comes the announcement of the
annual stat champions for the 2013 season among conference games only . . .
Setting Attendance Records: The Big Ten established a new conference record for
total attendance among all games and conference games only this season. After
welcoming more than 430,000 fans to conference venues last weekend, the Big Ten has
seen 6,061,514 fans come through the turnstiles this season, breaking the old
conference record of 6,008,124 fans in the 2011 season. In addition, 3,414,448
patrons attended the 48 Big Ten contests this season, passing the old mark of
3,408,963 that was also set in 2011. The Big Ten averaged 70,483 fans per game among
all games, while seeing that number increase to 71,134 fans per game during
conference games only, marks that each rank among the top 10 in conference history.