Already the second-winningest class in school history, the class of 2014 has won 39 games entering Saturday's Senior Day against Rutgers.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio likes his team's resilience.
Now it's time to develop a knockout punch.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes and Nick Hill ran for two scores Saturday, but No. 8 Michigan State still needed a late interception return for a touchdown to hold on 45-31 at Purdue
2014 (SENIOR): Earned a letter after appearing in four games (Jacksonville State, Eastern Michigan, Maryland, Rutgers) during the 2014 season . . . named game captain in Week 10 vs. Maryland.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Made his collegiate debut against Youngstown State in his only game appearance of the season.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Sat out the entire 2012 season with a back injury.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year starter for Coach Kyle Schmitt at Atholton High School in Columbia, Maryland . . . saw action on both the offensive and defensive lines . . . credited with 24 tackles as a senior in 2010 . . . recorded eight tackles, including a sack, vs. Long Reach . . . posted a career-best nine stops vs. Hammond . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Raiders average 150 rushing yards per game en route to a 10-2 record in 2009 . . . also lettered in track and field, competing in the shot put and discus . . . son of Ken Brown and Audrey Barnes . . . born May 18, 1993 . . . majoring in economics.