Their top-ranked defense rebounded when it had to and their underrated quarterback rose to the moment, and on a remarkable Saturday night, the Spartans finally rose to the Roses.
No. 10 Michigan State had just done what many believed impossible nearly 12 months ago, even just four months ago when the 2013 season started. The Spartans defeated No. 2 Ohio State, 34-24, in front of a Big Ten Championship record crowd of 66,002 to lock up the team's first trip to the Rose Bowl since Jan. 1, 1988.
Police in riot gear dispersed rowdy crowds early Sunday in East Lansing, where thousands converged around fires and some overturned cars to celebrate Michigan State University's first Rose Bowl appearance in a quarter century.
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Pistons 92, Bulls 75
After dealing with some lethargy and ineffectiveness in the first half, the Pistons shook off their Chicago cold to get themselves to the .500 mark (10-10), winning 92-75 Saturday for their first victory in the United Center since 2006.
Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller, who ran for 142 yards on the night, sprinted to his right, fighting for the first down. But Allen was there, making the first hit, wrapping Miller up and getting help from his teammates to finish him off.
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