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Chris Borland tackles Dion Sims. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Big Ten Championship Keys To The Game

Here are three areas where I think tonight’s game between Wisconsin and Michigan State will be decided.

CBS Chicago–12/03/2011

Ethan Hemer sacks Kirk Cousins Oct. 22 in East Lansing. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

Hoge: Why Michigan State Will Beat Wisconsin

The Spartans have more to play for in this game. They haven’t played in a Rose Bowl since 1988, the same year most of Michigan State’s seniors were born.

CBS Chicago–12/01/2011

Jasmin Hopkins #25 of the Northern Illinois Huskies scores the only Huskie touchdown as Marcus Trotter #59 tries for the tackle and Aaron Henry #7 closes in at Soldier Field on September 17, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. Wisconsin defeated Northern Illinois 49-7. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

No. 7 Badgers Overpower Northern Illinois 49-7

Russell Wilson threw for 347 yards and three scores, Montee Ball rushed for another two touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin piled up more than 600 yards of total offense Saturday in a 49-7 rout of Northern Illinois at Soldier Field.

09/17/2011