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Three-way tie for Big Ten title

Wisconsin, Ohio State and Michigan State all won on Saturday, creating a three-way tie for the Big Ten title.

The No. 7 Badgers, No. 8 Buckeyes and No. 10 Spartans will share the title. All three teams finish with 11-1 overall records and 7-1 records in the Big Ten.

Again it was the running combination of Montee Ball and James White that led Wisconsin to a 70-23 win over Northwestern. Ball rushed for 178 yards and four touchdowns and White rushed for 134 yards and a touchdown.

Ohio State got out to a 24-7 halftime lead and cruised to a 37-7 victory over archrival Michigan. Dan Herron rushed for 175 yards and a touchdown.

Michigan State had a 28-10 lead over Penn State in the fourth quarter and held on as the Nittany Lions rallied late. The Spartans won the game, 28-22. It was Michigan State's first win in Happy Valley since 1965.

With the three-way tie, the automatic bid to the Rose Bowl goes to the highest ranked team in the BCS standings. At this point, that would be Wisconsin, which should move up after losses by Boise State and LSU. The final BCS standings won't be announced until Dec. 5. If Wisconsin goes to the Rose Bowl, expect Ohio State to get an at-large bid, possibly to the Sugar Bowl. Michigan State is likely headed to the Capital One Bowl.


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