PASADENA, Calif. — Connor Cook passed for a career-high 332 yards and hit Tony Lippett with a tiebreaking 25-yard touchdown pass early in the fourth quarter, leading No.
It looked like New Year's Day was going to be another underwhelming one for the Big Ten. Then came the Rose Bowl.
Yet another Big Ten star defender won't be suiting up for a BCS bowl game.
Defense wins championships.
Don't believe it? Just ask the Michigan State Spartans and the Stanford Cardinal.
A pair of the Big Ten's biggest stars won't be suiting up for their teams this bowl season, albeit for two drastically different reasons.