Spring game set for Saturday, April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
Nick Hill's 7-yard touchdown run the difference in the second scrimmage.
Spartans hold ninth spring practice on Tuesday.
Andrew Maxwell completes 17-of-27 passes for 187 yards and three touchdowns.
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. Jacksonville State
Third-year player will compete for the starting job as a kickoff specialist . . . is also the back-up placekicker.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): In his only action of the season, had two kickoffs for 125 yards (62.5 avg.) with one touchback against Youngstown State . . .
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter for Coach Tim Wooer at Traverse City (Michigan) West High School . . . honorable mention all-state (Division 1-2) selection as a senior . . . earned first-team All-Big North honors after accounting for 42 points in 2011, converting 3-of-4 field-goal attempts and 33-of-35 extra-point tries . . . 44 of his 47 kickoffs (94 percent) resulted in touchbacks . . . attended the same high school that produced former Spartan linebacker Eric Gordon (2007-10) . . . two-year letterman in soccer . . . earned first-team All-Big North honors in soccer as a senior after leading the conference in goals (30) and points (45) . . . scored three goals each vs. Alpena and Ogemaw Heights in 2011 . . . son of Clay and Debbie Cronin . . . born March 1, 1994 . . . economics major.