Jack Allen, Shilique Calhoun and Connor Cook give their takes on who to watch for this upcoming season.
After overcoming three knee surgeries, junior AJ Troup's first career reception resulted in a touchdown in MSU's season-opening win over Jacksonville State.
Michigan State rolled to a 38-0 halftime lead en route to a 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State in Friday night's 2014 season and home opener.
Connor Cook threw three touchdown passes in the first quarter.
Sophomore R.J. Shelton is listed as a starting slot receiver, a third-team corner and the team's top kick returner.
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
Game-by-Game Statistics: 2014
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year player earned his first letter in 2014 . . . enters spring practice as the back-up split end, behind Aaron Burbridge . . . has battled numerous knee injuries throughout his career but was healthy during the 2014 season . . . did not see action in spring practice (knee) in 2014 . . . had a breakout spring in 2013 but was sidelined for the entire season after suffering a knee injury in the summer . . . did not see game action in 2012 . . . sidelined for almost the entire spring in 2011 with a knee injury . . . also suffered an ACL injury in high school.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Earned his first letter after recording seven catches for 113 yards (16.1 avg.) in 10 games . . . had a 13-yard reception vs. Michigan . . . caught two passes for 43 yards, including a 33-yard TD catch, vs. Eastern Michigan . . . had a 19-yard catch at No. 3 Oregon . . . in his collegiate debut, had three receptions for 38 yards, including a 17-yard touchdown catch, against Jacksonville State . . . did not see action in spring practice (knee).
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Had a breakout spring but was sidelined for the entire 2013 season after suffering a knee injury in the summer . . . caught a 46-yard touchdown pass from Andrew Maxwell with 4:32 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Green-White spring game that proved to be the game-winning score . . . hauled in three receptions for 31 yards in the second spring scrimmage April 13 . . . had three catches for 97 yards in the first spring scrimmage April 5, including a 76-yard touchdown and a 13-yard touchdown.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . sidelined for almost the entire spring in 2011 with a knee injury.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played for Coach Brad Anderson at Wayzata High School in Plymouth, Minnesota . . . earned all-conference honors as a senior . . . had 25 receptions for 550 yards (22.0 avg.) and five touchdowns in 2009 . . . scored the only TD of his junior year on a 98-yard bomb vs. St. Cloud Tech . . . sat out his senior track season after suffering a torn ACL in the 2009 football play-offs . . . finished sixth in the 100 at the 2009 Class AA outdoor championships . . . also qualified for the state meet in the 200 . . . son of Stephanie Troup . . . born May 17, 1992 . . . majoring in advertising.