With Madre London sidelined with an injury, junior Delton Williams is excited to compete for carries at tailback.
The junior running back “has satisfied the University’s, court’s and football program’s expectations,” according to MSU head football coach Mark Dantonio.
Spartans rush for 294 yards and two touchdowns in the 45-31 victory at Purdue.
No. 4 Spartans will face No. 5 Stanford in the 2014 Rose Bowl Game on Jan. 1, 2014 in Pasadena, Calif.
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
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CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player has rushed for 610 yards on 118 carries (5.2 avg.) with seven touchdowns in 31 career games . . . also has seven catches for 60 yards (8.6 avg.) . . . will compete for playing time at both tailback and fullback in spring practice.
2015 SEASON (JUNIOR): Rushed for 56 yards on 26 carries in nine games . . . rushed four times for 18 yards vs. Penn State . . . returned to action in Week 6 vs. Rutgers after sitting out the first five games of the season . . . scored on a 1-yard touchdown run against Indiana . . . had eight carries for 15 yards at No. 12 Michigan . . . had two carries for 6 yards in the second half against the Scarlet Knights.
2014 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Ranked third on the team with 316 rushing yards on 54 attempts (5.9 avg.) . . . had a career-best five rushing touchdowns, which also ranked third most on the team . . . had four rushes of 20-plus yards . . . also caught three passes for 32 yards (10.7 avg.) . . . recorded 34 rushing yards on six attempts (5.7 avg.) at Maryland . . . had three carries for 20 yards in the victory over Michigan . . . rushed five times for 55 yards (11.0 avg.), including a 22-yard touchdown run, at Indiana . . . averaged 11.0 yards per carry at Purdue (four carries for 44 yards), including a 30-yard gain . . . rushed nine times for 34 yards, including a 4-yard TD run, against Wyoming . . . recorded his first 100-yard rushing game with 103 yards on 10 carries and three TDs, including an 80-yard TD run, vs. Eastern Michigan, and was named Spartan Offensive Player of the Week.
2013 SEASON (FRESHMAN): True freshman appeared in nine games to earn his first letter . . . made his collegiate debut at Iowa . . . ranked third on the team in rushing with 238 yards on 38 carries (26.4 ypg.) . . . averaged 6.3 yards per rush . . . also had two receptions for 13 yards (6.5 avg.) . . . rushed for 78 yards on just five carries (15.6 avg.), including a 42-yard touchdown run, the first of his career, in road win at Illinois . . . collected a season-high 92 rushing yards on 12 carries (7.7 avg.), including a long of 37 yards, against Indiana . . . rushed for 32 yards on nine carries, all in the second half, against the Hawkeyes.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top prospects by 247Sports.com (No. 220) . . . ranked among the country's top athletes by 247Sports.com (No. 10), Rivals.com (No. 40) and ESPN.com (No. 45) . . . listed among the nation's top outside linebackers by Scout.com (No. 47) . . . rated among the East's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 49) . . . named to PrepStar's All-East Team . . . ranked among Pennsylvania's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 11), 247Sports.com (No. 11) and Rivals.com (No. 14) . . . played defensive back in Pennsylvania's 58-27 win over Maryland on June 15 in the 2013 Big 33 Football Classic . . . three-year starter for Coach Mike Mischler at Cathedral Prep School in Erie, Pennsylvania . . . . first-team all-state selection as a senior by the Pennsylvania Sports Writers and Pennsylvania Football News . . . named 2012 PFN Class AAA Defensive Player of the Year . . . accounted for nearly 2,000 all-purpose yards and 29 touchdowns as a senior while helping the Ramblers to a perfect 15-0 season, including the Class AAA championship and a No. 17 national ranking . . . rushed 88 times for 697 yards (7.9 avg.) and 13 TDs in 2012 . . . had a school-record 59 receptions for 838 yards (14.2 avg.) and 11 scores as a senior . . . recorded 66 tackles, with five for losses including one sack, four interceptions (136 yards) and 16 pass break-ups in 2012 . . . scored TDs five different ways as a senior, including three punt returns, two interception returns and one fumble return . . . accounted for 117 all-purpose yards and produced eight tackles in a 24-14 win over Archbishop Wood in 2012 Class AAA Championship Game . . . caught seven passes for 118 yards and two scores and added a rushing TD vs. West Allegheny . . . scored TDs three different ways (2-yard run, 56-yard punt return and 22-yard fumble return) and recorded a season-high 12 tackles vs. General McLane in District 10 Class AAA final. . . his three carries all resulted in TDs vs. Warren in D-10 Class AAA semifinals . . . carried 10 times for a career-best 205 yards and three TDs in the regular-season meeting vs. General McLane . . . produced 281 all-purpose yards and three TDs on 24 touches (11.7 avg.) vs. McDowell (rushed 12 times for 139 yards and one score; career-best 11 catches for 139 yards and 2 TDs) . . . returned an interception 99 yards for a TD vs. St. Francis (New York) . . . had eight receptions for 114 yards and returned a punt 55 yards for a score vs. Lake Catholic (Ohio) . . . carried 46 times for 314 yards (6.8 avg.) and seven TDs as a junior . . . had 19 catches for 393 yards (20.7 avg.) and three scores in 2011 . . . totaled 32 tackles (16 solos, 16 assists) as a junior . . . had six receptions for a career-best 177 yards vs. Bradford, including a 90-yard TD grab . . . rushed seven times for 105 yards and three TDs and scored on a 79-yard kickoff return vs. Strong Vincent . . . posted a career-best 91 tackles (49 solos, 42 assists) and two interceptions (78 yards) as a sophomore . . . also credited with five passes defended, two forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries in 2010 . . . caught 10 passes for 208 yards (20.8 avg.) as a sophomore . . . reached double-figure tackles in three games, including a career-best 13 stops vs. Grove City . . . his 92 career receptions set a school record . . . scored 47 career TDs . . . high school teammate Damion Terry is a current quarterback on the Spartan roster . . . son of Delton Williams Sr. and Jennifer Evans . . . born Dec. 7, 1993 . . . majoring in advertising.