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
Third-year walk-on adds depth at split end.
2014 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action.
2013 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter as a wide receiver for Coach Don Maloney at Heritage High School in Saginaw, Michigan . . . had four catches for 41 yards, including two touchdowns (14 yards and 9 yards), against Saginaw as a senior in 2012 . . . also lettered three years in lacrosse and earned honorable mention all-state accolades as a junior in 2012 . . . named first-team All-Saginaw Valley League in lacrosse by the Midland Daily News as a senior in 2013 . . . son of Brian and Pat Makaric . . . born Sept. 17, 1995 . . . economics major.