Cousins Knows One More To Go For Goal

Kirk Cousins knows Saturday's win over Northwestern places the Spartans one win away from the ultimate goal.

Saturday's performance by Michigan State quarterback Kirk Cousins may have been workman like, however, the Spartans veteran quarterback walked away from his final regular season Big Ten game holding two of the top program records.

How does it feel becoming the Spartans all-time leader in passing touchdowns?

"I think it goes to show the stability we have in this program," said Cousins. "It means a great deal more to the guys around me than to me, I think. We all care so much about one another. None of those touchdowns I threw by myself--I passed to someone, I had an offensive lineman protecting me. Any individual records are a testament to the team and the more records we can pile up shows how special the team has been."

The Spartans knew coming into the season expectations were high.

How does he feel the Spartans have responded?

"We had a very challenging schedule," said Cousins. "We felt like it was as tough as anybody's in the conference so the fact that we could win 10 and only really lose one [conference] game... to [potentially] be the only Big Ten team with one loss this season says a lot about what we can accomplish here."

Next Saturday the Spartans will be looking for one more win and the right to represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl. What is it like being one win away from a BCS match-up?

"We said in the locker room just now that the coming week is the most important week of our careers and because of all we've accomplished up to this point, we've put ourselves in that position," said Cousins. "We're 60 minutes from the Rose Bowl and that's what we talked about last year, that's what we talked about this year at the start of the season. We're so close, and with a great week of preparation and a great game on Saturday, we can be there."

Cousins and the Spartans will next take the field on Saturday at 8:17 p.m. ET at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. If you don't have tickets for this event, you can watch the game on FOX Sports.

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