Already the second-winningest class in school history, the class of 2014 has won 39 games entering Saturday's Senior Day against Rutgers.
Jeremy Langford ran for 138 yards and two touchdowns
All-American Darqueze Dennard voted Most Valuable Player by his teammates.
Spartans recognized for winning the 100th Rose Bowl Game.
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
Michigan State vs. Rutgers (USATSI)
Football versus the Michigan Wolverines on October 25, 2014.
Michigan State vs. Wyoming (USATSI)
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Michigan State @ Nebraska
ALL-BIG TEN CANDIDATE
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his third year as Michigan State's starting flanker . . . three-year letterwinner has 81 catches for 1,215 yards (15.0 avg.) and six touchdowns in 52 career games, including 25 starts . . . also has 14 carries for 125 yards (8.9 avg.) and one touchdown . . . was nominated for the Allstate Good Works Team for his community service involvement . . . two-time Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . serves as one of the football team's representatives on the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Has started 10 of 11 games . . . ranks fifth on the team with 19 receptions for 362 yards (19.1 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . tied for team lead in yards per catch (19.1 avg.) . . . also has six carries for 85 yards (14.2 avg.) and one touchdown . . . had a season-best four catches for 61 yards on Senior Day against Rutgers . . . led team with 78 receiving yards on two catches, including a 62-yard reception, at Maryland . . . hauled in three receptions for 72 yards, including a 44-yard catch and a 10-yard TD grab, vs. No. 14 Ohio State . . . named fourth game captain at Indiana . . . had two catches for 34 yards in the win over No. 19 Nebraska . . . collected 52 all-purpose yards in the win over Wyoming and scored multiple touchdowns in one game for the first time in his career (6-yard TD catch; three rushes for 46 yards, including a 33-yard TD run) . . . caught two passes for 23 yards at No. 3 Oregon . . . had a 43-yard reception in the season opener against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Had 18 catches for 299 yards (16.6 avg.) and a career-best three touchdowns . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree for the second-straight year . . . recipient of MSU's Football Player Association's Community Service & Outreach Award . . . had a 20-yard catch in the 100th Rose Bowl Game against No. 5 Stanford . . . caught two passes for a career-high 84 yards, including a career-long 72-yard reception for a touchdown, in MSU's win over No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game . . . his only reception in the victory at Nebraska was a 27-yard TD pass from Connor Cook on third down in the fourth quarter to give MSU a 34-21 lead in the eventual 41-28 win . . . had 77 receiving yards on three catches, including a 47-yard TD reception, at Illinois . . . tied for team lead with four receptions for 24 yards in season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Led the team in receptions (42) and ranked second in receiving yards (515) . . . saw action in all 13 games, including 12 starting assignments at flanker . . . tied for team lead with seven catches of 20-plus yards . . . tied for first on the team with 28 first-down catches . . . also had 38 yards rushing on six carries (6.3 avg.) . . . Academic All-Big Ten selection . . . recipient of the team's Tommy Love Award (most improved player: offense) . . . tied his career high in receptions (6) and had 79 receiving yards vs. Northwestern . . . had five receptions for 63 yards in overtime win at Wisconsin . . . compiled 86 all-purpose yards vs. Iowa (four catches for 71 yards; two rushes for 15 yards) . . . had five catches for 79 yards against No. 14 Ohio State and scored his first career touchdown on a 29-yard reception from Andrew Maxwell in the third quarter; on his touchdown catch, he broke several tackles before diving into the end zone . . . had a career-high six catches for 71 yards vs. No. 20 Notre Dame . . . hauled in four catches for 52 yards in his first career start at Central Michigan.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Honored with the Harold & Raynor Shnider Office of the Provost Award at the Spartan Academic Excellence Gala, which is presented to a freshman or sophomore student-athlete who embodies the characteristics promoted by Student-Athlete Support Services, with emphasis on academic performance, community involvement and leadership ability . . . saw action in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . had two receptions for 39 yards . . . had an 8-yard catch vs. Florida Atlantic and a 31-yard catch against Central Michigan . . . also made two tackles on special teams.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted . . . presented the Jim Adams Award (unsung hero) after being selected Scout Team Offensive Player of the Year . . . named Scout Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Michigan . . . tabbed Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top wide receivers by Scouts, Inc. (No. 55) and Scout.com (No. 115) . . . rated among the country's top athletes by Rivals.com (No. 61) . . . named to SuperPrep's All-Dixie and PrepStar's All-Southeast Teams . . . listed among Georgia's top seniors by SuperPrep (No. 50) and Rivals.com (No. 54) . . . two-year starter for Coach Darryl Silas at Dooly County High School in Vienna, Georgia . . . third-team All-Middle Georgia selection in 2009 . . . had 37 receptions for 611 yards (16.5 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior . . . caught nine passes for 123 yards and two scores vs. Northeast Macon in 2009 . . . named to the Preseason 2009 Class A Super 11 Team as compiled by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia High School Football Daily . . . earned first-team all-state honors from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution as a junior . . . 2008 honorable mention all-state pick by The Associated Press and Georgia Sports Writers Association . . . selected first-team All-Middle Georgia as a junior . . . had 49 catches for 970 yards (19.8 avg.) and 14 TDs in 2008 . . . recorded 78 tackles and two interceptions, returning one for a TD, as a junior . . . wore football jersey No. 17 in high school as a tribute to former Spartan Plaxico Burress . . . was a member of the 4x100 meter relay team that broke the state record in the 2010 Class A GHSA State Championship (41.9) . . . also during the 2010 GHSA State Championship, he placed third in the 400 meters (49.37) and fourth in the 200 meters (22.6) . . . scored points for the Bobcats in the 2009 GHSA Class A track meet, finishing sixth in the 400 . . . member of the 400-meter relay that placed third in the 2008 state meet . . . son of Keith Mumphery and Sandra Mathis . . . born June 5, 1992 . . . received his bachelor's degree in communication in May 2014 and is currently pursuing his master's degree in communication.
Catches: 6, twice (last vs. Northwestern, 11/17/12)
Receiving Yards: 84, vs. Ohio State (12/7/13)
TD Catches: 1, six times