Connor Cook went 13 of 19 for 139 yards and a touchdown, and he became the school's career leader with his 28th victory as the starting quarterback.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
Dion Sims leads all receivers with 10 catches for 171 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown reception.
Dantonio meets with the media before Friday's practice to give an update on the Spartans.
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
NCAA Football: Michigan State squares off against Purdue at Spartan Stadium.
Fifth-year senior and three-year letterwinner enters preseason camp listed as a co-starter at field corner . . . has 17 tackles in 26 career games.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in a career-high 11 games . . . registered a career-high 12 tackles and two pass break-ups . . . tallied three tackles in the Cotton Bowl Classic against No. 4 Baylor . . . recorded his first career interception against Rutgers . . . registered a career-high four tackles and two pass break-ups in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State; totaled a career-best 15 production points against the Gamecocks.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in 10 games to earn his second letter . . . provided back up at cornerback and saw action on special teams . . . recorded five tackles . . . posted two stops each against Western Michigan and Youngstown State . . . also had an assisted tackle vs. South Florida.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in five games (Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Northwestern), primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . provided depth at boundary cornerback . . . compiled 10 tackles in three spring scrimmages, including three for the Green in the April 28 spring game.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 10, 2011, for the beginning of the spring semester . . . was sidelined for the majority of 2011 spring practice with a sprained elbow.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by Rivals.com (No. 42), Scout.com (No. 61) and Scouts, Inc. (No. 62) . . . three-year starter for Coach Harry Lumley at W.F. Herman Secondary School in Windsor, Ontario . . . selected 2010 Defensive MVP of the Windsor & Essex County Secondary Schools Athletic Association's all-city team . . . also named to the Newman Conference all-star team . . . accounted for 2,000 all-purpose yards and 16 touchdowns in 2010 . . . rushed 14 times for 83 yards and contributed three pass break-ups in the Green Griffins' 48-23 victory over Brantford Assumption in the 2010 Ontario Federation of School Athletic Association's Western Bowl . . . his 55-yard gallop set up his own 3-yard TD run vs. London Catholic Central in the OFSAA West Regional championship . . . scored on runs of 95 and 2 yards vs. Sarnia in the Southwestern Ontario Secondary School Athletic Association's title game . . . accounted for three scores vs. Villanova, including a 45-yard TD reception . . . two-time all-city selection as a running back in 2008-09 . . . attended the same secondary school that produced former St. Louis Rams free safety Oshiomogho Atogwe . . . presented Royal Arcanum as Essex County's best high school male athlete for 2009-10 . . . played on the 2008-09 basketball team that won the WECSSA and SWOSSA championships . . . outfielder/pitcher hit .263 for the Windsor Selects 18U in the Premier Baseball League of Ontario . . . won three silver medals in the OFSAA track championships (2007 - 400; 2008 - 300 hurdles; and 2009 - 4x100) . . . son of Anthony Colquhoun and Dolly Garbutt . . . born Oct. 13, 1992 . . . nicknamed "Canadian Flash" . . . majoring in criminal justice.