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
Walk-on heads into his third season as Michigan State's back-up long snapper.
2013 SEASON (JUNIOR): Did not see game action in 2013.
2012 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Did not see game action in 2012 . . . enrolled at Michigan State in the fall of 2010 but did not join the football team until August 2012.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Three-year starter at center for Coach Herb Brogan at Lumen Christi Catholic High School in Jackson, Michigan . . . first-team all-state (Division 5-6) by The Associated Press as a senior . . . anchored an offensive line that helped the Titans rush for 3,361 yards (258.5 per game; 6.9 per carry) and 53 touchdowns in 2009 . . . Lumen Christi recorded 11 200-yard rushing games in 2009, including six 300-yard efforts . . . Titan ground game produced 373 yards (9.6 avg.) and six TDs vs. Sturgis . . . two-year letterman in basketball . . . son of Steve and Carolyn Ewing . . . born June 9, 1992 . . . majoring in agribusiness management.