Spartans have already scored the most points and touchdowns in school history.
The 2014 senior class recorded its 40th win since 2011.
Already the second-winningest class in school history, the class of 2014 has won 39 games entering Saturday's Senior Day against Rutgers.
With his 138-yard rushing effort at Maryland, Jeremy Langford also eclipsed the 1,000-yard milestone for the second-straight year.
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. Indiana
Michigan State vs. Purdue
Michigan State at Oregon
ALL-AMERICA & ALL-BIG TEN CANDIDATE
EIGHT CONSECUTIVE 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES
15 STRAIGHT 100-YARD RUSHING GAMES VS. BIG TEN OPPONENTS
MIDSEASON ALL-BIG TEN (PHIL STEELE, SECOND TEAM)
INVITED TO SENIOR BOWL
CAREER NOTES: Fifth-year senior is in his second season as the starting tailback . . . three-year letterwinner has rushed for 2,687 yards on 520 carries (5.2 avg.) with 35 touchdowns in his career . . . has appeared in 48 career games, including 25 consecutive starts at tailback . . . has 16 career 100-yard rushing games, tied for third most in MSU history . . . has rushed for more than 100 yards in 14 straight Big Ten games and 15 consecutive games against Big Ten opponents; his 14 consecutive 100-yard rushing performances in Big Ten regular-season games is a school record; it's also the longest 100-yard streak in the FBS for regular-season conference games since STATS began tracking such records in 1996 . . . entered the program as a running back, but also spent time at cornerback and wide receiver during his career . . . ranks among MSU's all-time leaders in 100-yard rushing games (tied for third with 16), rushing touchdowns (tied for third with 35), total touchdowns (fourth with 37), rushing yards (ninth with 2,687) and carries (11th with 520) . . . has scored the most rushing touchdowns (35) in a two-season span in school history (previous record: Blake Ezor with 30 in 1988-89) . . . has five touchdown runs of 25 yards or longer in the fourth quarter in his career . . . started all 14 games at tailback during a breakout season in 2013 . . . led the team in rushing yards (1,422), carries (292), total touchdowns (19), rushing touchdowns (18), scoring (114 points) and all-purpose yards (1,579) as a junior . . . rushed for more than 100 yards in a school-record eight-straight games in 2013 (Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, Ohio State) . . . led Big Ten and ranked tied for eighth in the NCAA FBS with 18 rushing touchdowns in 2013.
2014 SEASON (SENIOR): Has rushed for more than 100 yards in eight straight games, tying his own school record . . . accepted an invitation to play in the 2015 Senior Bowl . . . Midseason All-Big Ten selection by Phil Steele (second team) . . . leads team, ranks fifth in the Big Ten and 21st in the FBS in rushing, averaging 112.9 ypg . . . ranks third in the Big Ten in rushing in conference games (128.9 ypg.) . . . has totaled 1,242 rushing yards on 219 carries (5.7 avg.) . . . has gained 525 of his 1,242 rushing yards (42 percent) after contact, which ranks tied for 11th among Power 5 Conference running backs, according to STATS . . . is the first Spartan to record back-to-back 1,000-yard rushing seasons since Javon Ringer (2007-08) and just the sixth running back to accomplish the feat in school history . . . also leads team in all-purpose yards (1,297; 117.9 ypg.) and scoring (102 points; 9.3 ppg.) . . . ranks third in the Big Ten and seventh in the FBS in rushing TDs with 17 . . . also ranks among the Big Ten leaders in scoring (third with 9.3 ppg.), carries (sixth with 219) and all-purpose yards (seventh with 117.9 ypg.) . . . has 13 rushes of 20-plus yards, tied for 12th most in the FBS . . . also has seven rushes of 30-plus yards . . . recorded his eighth straight 100-yard rushing game, tying his own school record, and 15th in a row against a Big Ten opponent with 126 yards and two touchdowns (18 yards, 38 yards) on 16 carries vs. Rutgers on Senior Day . . . collected 138 rushing yards and two touchdowns (runs of 8 and 25 yards) on 25 carries at Maryland; 69 of his rushing yards came in the fourth quarter . . . for the third consecutive game, recorded three rushing touchdowns, scoring on a pair of 1-yard runs and also a 33-yarder vs. No. 14 Ohio State; finished with 137 yards on 18 attempts (7.6 avg.) against the Buckeyes . . . also had 152 all-purpose yards vs. OSU . . . posted career highs in rushing yards (177) and carries (35) while tying a career best with three rushing TDs in the win over Michigan . . . on MSU's final drive against the Wolverines late in the fourth quarter, Langford rushed seven straight times for 48 yards, capped by a 5-yard TD run, to give MSU a 35-11 lead . . . recorded 109 rushing yards on 21 carries, including three touchdowns (runs of 32, 8 and 12 yards), at Indiana . . . rushed 13 times for 104 yards (8.0 avg.) at Purdue . . . had 29 carries for 111 yards and a touchdown against No. 19 Nebraska; his 31-yard TD run early in the second quarter gave MSU a 14-0 lead over the Huskers . . . delivered his first 100-yard rushing game of the season with 137 yards on 16 carries, including a 29-yard touchdown run, against Wyoming . . . rushed for 60 yards on just nine carries (6.7 avg.), including a 21-yard TD run, vs. Eastern Michigan . . . had 86 yards rushing on 24 carries (3.6 avg.), including a 16-yard TD run, at No. 3 Oregon . . . rushed for 57 yards on 13 carries (4.4 avg.) in the season opener against Jacksonville State.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Started all 14 games at tailback during a breakout season in 2013 . . . led the team in rushing yards (1,422), carries (292), total touchdowns (19), rushing touchdowns (18), scoring (114 points) and all-purpose yards (1,579) . . . rushed for more than 100 yards in a school-record eight-straight games (Indiana, Purdue, Illinois, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, Ohio State) . . . led Big Ten and ranked tied for eighth in the NCAA FBS with 18 rushing touchdowns . . . also led Big Ten in total touchdowns (19) and carries (292) . . . ranked among the FBS leaders in rushing yards (16th with 1,422) and rushing (27th with 101.6 ypg.) . . . also ranked among the Big Ten leaders in scoring (third with 8.1 ppg.), rushing yards (fifth with 1,422), rushing (sixth with 101.6 ypg.) and all-purpose yards (eighth with 112.8 ypg.) . . . gained 725 of his 1,338 rushing yards (54 percent) after contact during the regular season, which ranked second among NCAA FBS running backs, trailing only Arizona's Ka'Deem Carey, according to STATS . . . ranked ninth in the FBS in fourth-quarter rushing yards with 384 (5.7 avg.) . . . ranked among MSU's single-season leaders in total touchdowns (tied for third with 19), scoring (tied for third with 114 points), rushing touchdowns (tied for fourth with 18), carries (sixth with 292), rushing yards (eighth with 1,422), rushing yards per game (15th with 101.6 ypg.) and all-purpose yards (16th with 1,579) . . . named 2013 Touchdown Club of Columbus Big Ten Player of the Year . . . honorable mention All-Big Ten selection by the coaches and media . . . also named All-Big Ten by Athlon Sports (first team) and ESPN.com (second team) . . . ranked one of the Top 30 players (No. 26) in the Big Ten by CollegeFootballNews.com . . . recipient of MSU's Outstanding Underclass Back Award (offense) . . . ranked third in rushing in conference games (117.8 ypg.) . . . also ranked fourth on the team with 28 catches for 157 yards (5.6 avg.), including one TD reception . . . became the 14th Spartan to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season; it also marked the 22nd time a Spartan had rushed for more than 1,000 yards in a season . . . recorded four touchdown runs (26 yards or longer) in the fourth quarter in the last six games of the season (40 yards vs. Michigan; 37 yards vs. Nebraska, 37 yards vs. Northwestern, 26 yards vs. Ohio State) . . . led MSU with 101 all-purpose yards against No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game; rushed for 84 yards on 23 carries, including a 2-yard TD run, and had five receptions for 17 yards in the win over the Cardinal . . . established a school record by recording his eighth 100-yard rushing game in a row with 128 yards on 24 carries against No. 2 Ohio State in the Big Ten Championship Game; 106 of those yards came in the second half . . . his 26-yard TD run with 2:16 left in the game sealed MSU's 34-24 victory over the Buckeyes . . . collected 134 rushing yards on 21 carries (6.4 avg.) against Minnesota; ran for a 15-yard TD in the first quarter and had a career-long 44-yard run in the fourth quarter. . . crossed the 1,000-yard rushing mark for the season with 150 yards on 25 carries at Northwestern; had two rushing TDs (20 and 37 yards) against the Wildcats . . . also had a career-high 185 all-purpose yards against Northwestern (150 rushing, 35 receiving) . . . produced career highs in carries (32) and rushing yards (151) in win at Nebraska; tied a career high with three rushing touchdowns, including a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter . . . also had 174 all-purpose yards at Nebraska, as he had four catches for 23 yards . . . his 151 rushing yards marked the second most by a Spartan against Nebraska . . . on 26 carries, rushed for 120 yards in win over No. 23 Michigan, including a 40-yard TD run in the fourth quarter . . . rushed 22 times for 104 yards and two TDs (1 and 7 yards) at Illinois . . . recorded 131 rushing yards on 24 carries vs. Purdue . . . named Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after recording his first career 100-yard rushing game with 109 yards on 23 carries vs. Indiana; scored a career-high three rushing touchdowns against the Hoosiers (5, 2 and 32 yards) and accounted for a career-best four TDs, including his first career TD reception on an 11-yard screen pass from Connor Cook early in the second quarter . . . led MSU with 43 rushing yards on 14 carries (3.1 avg.) at Iowa . . . rushed for a game-high 68 yards on 14 carries (4.9 avg.) at No. 22 Notre Dame . . . rushed for 68 yards on 15 carries (4.5 avg.) and two touchdowns vs. Youngstown State . . . had a 2-yard touchdown run and collected 38 rushing yards on nine attempts against South Florida . . . recorded 94 yards on the ground on 20 carries (4.7 avg.), including a 2-yard TD, in season opener vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in nine games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . rushed for 23 yards on nine carries at Central Michigan; also had two tackles against the Chippewas . . . tallied one tackle in each of the last four games of the season on special teams (Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, TCU) . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin . . . made the transition from cornerback to wide receiver during spring practice . . . caught five passes for 33 yards in the first two spring scrimmages . . . switched back to his natural position of running back for the regular season.
2011 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . recorded five tackles (3 solos, 2 assists) and had two fumble recoveries . . . recorded a career-high three tackles, including a 5-yard sack, in the win over Indiana . . . recovered a fumble on a kickoff in the second quarter at Iowa, which led to a Michigan State touchdown . . . recovered a fumble and ran it back 37 yards for a TD in the victory over Florida Atlantic, marking MSU's first fumble return for a score since 2009. . . . made the position switch from running back to cornerback during preseason camp.
2010 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rushed for a team-high 42 yards and his 1-yard touchdown run with 14 seconds left gave the East a 20-16 victory over the West in the 2010 Michigan High School All-Star Game, played June 19 in Spartan Stadium . . . named to SuperPrep's and PrepStar's All-Midwest Teams . . . ranked among the nation's top 100 running backs by Scout.com (No. 73) . . . rated among the state's top seniors by the Detroit Free Press (No. 5), Rivals.com (No. 18), Lansing State Journal (No. 21), Scout.com (No. 21) and The Detroit News (No. 24) . . . Associated Press Division 1-2 All-State selection . . . named to The Detroit News All-Metro West and Detroit Free Press All-West Teams . . . two-way starter for Coach Tim Hardin at John Glenn High School in Westland, Michigan . . . rushed 205 times for 1,932 yards (9.4 avg.) and 24 touchdowns as a senior . . . recorded six 200-yard rushing games in 2009, including two 300-yard efforts: vs. Pinckney (30 carries for career-best 370 yards and six TDs), Churchill (23 for 201 and three TDs), Franklin (24 for 210 and three TDs), Plymouth (33 for 329 and two TDs), Wayne Memorial (16 for 236 and four TDs) and Northville (25 for 282 and three TDs) . . . registered 53 tackles and two interceptions from the strong safety position . . . attended the same high school that produced current Houston Texan and former Spartan wide receiver Keshawn Martin . . . son of Jeffery and Shamine Langford . . . born Dec. 6, 1991 . . . majoring in sociology.
LANGFORD'S CAREER HIGHS
Carries: 35, vs. Michigan (10/25/14)
Rushing Yards: 177, vs. Michigan (10/25/14)
Rushing Touchdowns: 3, four times (last vs. Ohio State, 11/8/14)
Total Touchdowns: 4, vs. Indiana (10/12/13)
Tackles: 3, vs. Indiana (11/19/11)