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Spartans, Badgers Meet Again After Oct Thriller

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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 22:  Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans throws a pass in the third quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Badgers 37-31 on the final play of the game.  (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

EAST LANSING, MI – OCTOBER 22: Kirk Cousins #8 of the Michigan State Spartans throws a pass in the third quarter against the Wisconsin Badgers at Spartan Stadium on October 22, 2011 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Badgers 37-31 on the final play of the game. (Photo by Mark Cunningham/Getty Images)

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NOAH TRISTER,AP Sports Writer

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The play helped send Michigan State to a division title and could have ruined Wisconsin’s season.

With the score tied on the final snap, Kirk Cousins rolled out to his right and threw the ball deep toward the end zone. Keith Nichol made the catch after a carom and fought to reach the goal line, giving the Spartans a 37-31 victory over the Badgers in one of college football’s best games this season.

If the rematch is half as good as that October thriller, the Big Ten should have quite a show in store for its inaugural conference title game. No. 11 Michigan State and No. 15 Wisconsin meet again Saturday night in Indianapolis.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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