MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- When No. 15 Wisconsin takes on No. 11 Michigan State in Saturday's Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis, the Badgers won't be using revenge as their motivation.
The Spartans have beaten the Badgers two years in a row, and this year's loss was particularly painful: A last-second Hail Mary pass for a game-winning touchdown that essentially took Wisconsin out of the national championship picture.
But Badgers coach Bret Bielema says Michigan State earned that victory, "and our kids have to take that and learn from it."
For Wisconsin, Saturday's game is a chance to continue their rebound from shocking collapses in back-to-back losses against Michigan State and Ohio State. For Michigan State, it's a chance to go to the Rose Bowl after being left out of the BCS last season.