The Spartans have won six of the last seven meetings against the Wolverines, including two victories in Michigan Stadium.
Michigan State has won 24 games the past two seasons, the most in back-to-back seasons in school history and tied for third most in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision.
Position-by-position breakdown of the Spartans entering preseason camp.
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
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 13 games (eight at right guard; five at right tackle) . . . collected a career-best 67.5 knockdowns and ranked second on the team with 17.5 dominators . . . played 833 snaps, second most among Spartan offensive linemen . . . ranked second on the team with 7.5 knockdowns in the Cotton Bowl Classic victory over No. 4 Baylor . . . had a season-best 9.5 knockdowns in regular-season finale at Penn State, including thee dominators . . . recorded five knockdowns, including a team-best two dominators, against Rutgers . . . tallied eight knockdowns vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . recorded 8.5 knockdowns at Indiana and played a team-high 85 snaps as the Spartans rushed for 330 yards . . . delivered eight knockdowns vs. Wyoming . . . played a team-high 61 snaps and had four knockdowns, including three dominators, vs. Eastern Michigan . . . started his first career game at right guard in the season opener vs. Jacksonville State . . . entered preseason camp listed No. 1 on the depth chart at right tackle, but moved inside to guard for the first half of the season after Connor Kruse suffered an injury in the second preseason scrimmage.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games, including four starts at left tackle (Western Michigan, South Florida, Youngstown State, Notre Dame) . . . saw regular action in the offensive line rotation throughout the season . . . recorded a career-best five knockdowns vs. South Florida . . . played a season-high 66 snaps in the 2013 season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in six games (Central Michigan, Michigan, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Minnesota, TCU) to earn his first letter . . . served as the back-up left tackle, behind Dan France . . . made his first career start at left tackle at No. 23 Michigan, replacing France, who was out with a concussion . . . also started at left tackle at Wisconsin . . . played 119 snaps during the regular season.
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Indiana.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Represented the Ohio All-Stars in the June 18 Big 33 Classic in Hershey, Pennsylvania . . . ranked among the nation’s top offensive guards by Scout.com (No. 13) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 14) . . . rated among the country’s top offensive tackles by Scouts, Inc. (No. 46) and Rivals.com (No. 47) . . . listed among the Midwest’s top prospects by SuperPrep (No. 52) . . . also named to PrepStar’s All-Midwest Team . . . ranked among Ohio’s Top 25 seniors by ScoutingOhio.com (No. 14) and Rivals.com (No. 25) . . . nominated to play in the 2011 U.S. Army All-American Bowl . . . three-year starter for Coach Darryn Chenault at Finneytown High School in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . selected first-team All-Ohio (Division IV) by TriStateFootball.com . . . two-time first-team Associated Press Southwest All-District selection . . . two-time first-team all-conference (Cincinnati Hills League) pick . . . also earned first-team all-city (Division IV-VI) as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Wildcats average 336.5 total yards per game in 2010, including 172.1 yards on the ground . . . finished in the Top 10 in both the shot put (fifth at 54-9.75) and discus (ninth at 153-8) at the 2011 state track and field championships . . . named 2010 CHL Track Co-Athlete of the Year after finishing first in both the shot put (50-08) and discus throw (146-01) . . . won Division II district title in the discus as a sophomore . . . son of Phil and Jackie Clark . . . born Nov. 12, 1992 . . . on track to graduate in December 2015 with a bachelor’s degree in sociology.