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
Fourth-year player provides depth at strong safety.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Saw action in five games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter (vs. Youngstown State, Notre Dame, Iowa, Illinois and Stanford) . . . returned an interception 25 yards for a touchdown in the Green-White spring game.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Did not see game action . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Indiana.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Recorded three tackles and an interception for the West in the June 25 Michigan High School Football Coaches Association All-Star Game in Mount Pleasant . . . three-time all-area selection by The Kalamazoo Gazette . . . played for Coach Pete Schermerhorn at Portage (Michigan) Northern High School . . . earned all-state special mention from The Associated Press as a senior . . . led the Huskies with 51 tackles in 2010, including three for losses, to go along with three interceptions . . . had 34 receptions for 418 yards (12.3 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . became the only junior named to the AP Division 1-2 All-State First Team in 2009 . . . recorded a career-best 63 tackles, including six for losses, and a school-record nine interceptions as a junior . . . returned those nine picks for 144 yards and one score . . . caught 27 passes for 427 yards (15.8 avg.) and two TDs in 2009 . . . accounted for 808 all-purpose yards as a junior . . . registered eight tackles and two interceptions vs. Loy Norrix . . . posted 55 tackles and four interceptions as a sophomore . . . son of Ronald and Tanya Laneaux . . . born Sept. 1, 1992 . . . majoring in interdisciplinary studies in social science.