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
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Second-year player adds depth at flanker . . . awarded a scholarship for the 2014 spring semester . . . had six receptions for 81 yards in two spring scrimmages.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . blocked a punt against Notre Dame in the first quarter . . . had an 8-yard reception in his collegiate debut against Youngstown State . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Western Michigan.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Wisconsin.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-time all-state selection for Coach Jim Ahern at Lansing Catholic Central High School . . . helped the Cougars to a combined record of 22-2 (.917) over his final two seasons . . . rewrote the LCC and Michigan High School Athletic Association record books . . . set school single-season records for receptions (94), receiving yards (1,587) and touchdown receptions (22) as a senior . . . his 94 receptions (second), 22 TD catches (second) and 1,587 receiving yards (fifth) rank among the top single-season totals in MHSAA history . . . matched his career high with 11 receptions for 312 yards and four TDs vs. Dowagiac in 2011 . . . caught 66 passes for 1,412 yards (21.4 avg.) and 18 TDs as a junior . . . had 11 catches for a then-state record 372 yards and four scores vs. Ionia . . . also had four TD grabs vs. Corunna in 2010 . . . caught eight passes for 221 yards and a then-state record five TDs vs. Jackson Northwest . . . rushed 78 times for 771 yards (9.9 avg.) and seven TDs in 2010 . . . returned 17 punts for 526 yards (30.9 avg.) and one score . . . also returned a kickoff for a TD as a junior . . . set 16 LCC records in 2010 (career, single-season and single-game totals) . . . his career totals rank among the Top 10 in MHSAA history: 160 receptions (tied for seventh), 2,999 receiving yards (fourth) and 40 TD receptions (tied for fourth) . . . also lettered in track and basketball . . . competed in the 4x200 and 4x400 as a senior at the state track championships . . . ran in the 4x200 and helped the Cougars win the 2011 state track title . . . son of Shawn and Steve Macksood . . . born Nov. 10, 1993 . . . majoring in hospitality business.