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
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 . . . accounting major.