Spartans limit Iowa to 19 rushing yards in Big Ten opener.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Iowa head coach Kirk Ferentz and players discuss MSU-Iowa game.
Spartans top BGSU in season opener.
Matt Macksood, Tyler O'Connor and Josiah Price garner Academic All-Big Ten accolades for the fourth time.
Spartan Football All-Access takes you inside the Michigan State Football program. This episode includes an inside look the work ten Spartans did as they traveled to Houston to help with the aftermath from Hurricane Harvey as well as an in depth look at the battle against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
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
USATSI Gallery - Bowling Green at Michigan State
CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player has seen an expanded role in the offense as a junior in 2017 . . . two-year letterwinner has played in 31 career games . . . member of the team’s Eagles leadership council . . . both of his parents were athletes at West Point . . . his brother, Mitchell, is a freshman walk-on linebacker for the Spartans.
2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Has seen action in all five games, including three starts . . . has 11 receptions for 121 yards . . . ranks third on the team with 11 catches . . . has snared career-high receiving yards in two of the five games as well as setting or tying career-long reception in three games, while setting or matching career-high for receptions twice . . . snared career-high tying three receptions at Michigan, totalling 14 yards, including a 9-yard catch for a first down on third down on MSU’s second TD drive . . . tied career-long with 18-yard catch as part of two receptions for 24 yards against Iowa and also had one rush in goalline play . . . snared two receptions for a career-best 35 yards with a career-long 18-yard catch against Notre Dame, marking second straight game logging his career high . . . had one catch for 17-yards against Western Michigan . . . registered career highs with three catches for 31 yards, and also caught his first career touchdown pass on a 13-yard reception in the third quarter, vs. Bowling Green . . . additionally posted two tackles on special teams against the Falcons, earning special units player of the week team award.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Played in all 12 games, primarily on special teams, to earn his second letter . . . had two catches for 26 yards . . . Academic All-Big Ten honoree . . . had one catch for career-long 16 yards at Illinois . . . posted one tackle on special teams . . . recorded first catch as a Spartan vs. No. 11 Wisconsin with 10-yard reception.
2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in all 14 games to earn his first letter . . . saw action at fullback, tight end and on special teams . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week vs. Central Michigan.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Jacksonville State and Eastern Michigan) . . . enrolled at Michigan State on Jan. 6, 2014, for the beginning of the spring semester and participated in spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated one of the nation's top tight ends by Scout.com (No. 20) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Midwest Team . . . listed among the state's top seniors by The Detroit News (No. 5), Detroit Free Press (No. 8), 247Sports (No. 11), Rivals.com (No. 14) and Lansing State Journal (No. 14) . . . played multiple positions in high school, including defensive line, linebacker and quarterback . . . three-year starter and two-year captain for Coach Tony Patritto . . . rushed for 289 yards and a touchdown on 24 carries against Farmington . . . ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns on 23 carries against Oak Park . . . missed second half of his senior season with a dislocated ankle and fractured fibula; had three receptions for 26 yards and 11 solo tackles as a linebacker in six games . . . threw for more than 1,200 yards and rushed for more than 600 yards while playing quarterback his junior season . . . son of David and Kimberly Sokol . . . both of his parents were athletes at West Point . . . born Nov. 9, 1995 . . . economics major.