Andrew Maxwell throws game-winning, 46-yard touchdown pass to AJ Troup in the fourth quarter.
Michigan State begins spring practice Tuesday.
With the three-time All-Big Ten corner Johnny Adams likely sidelined for Saturday's Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl, Trae Waynes, Mitchell White and Tony Lippett are expected to assume expanded roles in the secondary.
MSU and Ohio State set to meet Saturday at 3:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.
Spartans sign 18 players and add one transfer.
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
Third-year player adds depth at safety.
2013 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his first letter . . . tied for team lead with nine tackles on special teams . . . led team with eight stops on kickoffs . . . named Scout Team Defensive Player of the Week vs. Minnesota . . . had two tackles at Nebraska . . . tied for team lead on Green in the spring game with five tackles, including a 6-yard sack.
2012 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Ranked among the nation's top safeties by ESPN.com (No. 27) . . . rated among Ohio's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 30) . . . three-year starter for Coach Joe Palka at Whitmer High School in Toledo, Ohio . . . first-team All-Ohio (Division I) selection by The Associated Press in 2011 . . . two-time first-team AP Northwest All-District selection . . . also earned All-Blade and all-league honors as a senior . . . recorded 97 tackles, including five for losses, and three interceptions in 2011 while helping the Panthers (13-1) advance to the state semifinals . . . returned an interception 54 yards for a touchdown vs. Wadsworth in the regional final . . . AP second-team All-Ohio pick as a junior . . . son of Sabrina Meyers . . . born Dec. 21, 1993 . . . advertising major.