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 (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 13 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . in addition to playing tight end, also saw some time at fullback.
2013 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. South Florida.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top tight ends by MaxPreps.com (No. 24) and Rivals.com (No. 35) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . rated among Wisconsin's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 6) and 247Sports.com (No. 13) . . . two-year starter for Coach Steve Rux at Waukesha West High School . . . had 21 receptions for 397 yards (18.9 avg.) and five touchdowns as a senior . . . caught at least one pass in all nine games in 2012 . . . had four catches for 74 yards and two TDs vs. Watertown . . . caught five passes for 77 yards and one score at Waterford . . . had three receptions for 50 yards at Catholic Memorial . . . had two TD receptions (for 26 yards) in the 2012 season opener vs. Mukwonago . . . sat out the entire 2011 season with a knee injury . . . caught 18 passes for 216 yards (12.0 avg..) and four TDs as a sophomore while helping the Wolverines win the 2010 state championship . . . had 39 receptions for 613 yards (15.7 avg.) and nine TDs in 17 career games . . . also participated in basketball and track and field . . . finished ninth in the shot put with a personal-best toss of 52-7 in the 2012 WIAA Track & Field Championships . . . had a personal best of 146-3 in the discus . . . son of Mark Chmura and Lynda Stickler . . . born Nov. 25, 1994 . . . father Mark played tight end at Boston College and spent seven years with the National Football League's Green Bay Packers (1993-99) . . . a three-time Pro Bowl selection, Mark finished his pro career with 188 receptions for 2,253 yards (12.0 avg.) and 17 TDs . . . majoring in physiology.