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
Transfer from New Mexico Military Institute is eligible in 2014 after sitting out last season . . . provides depth at Star linebacker.
2013 SEASON: Sat out the entire 2013 season.
2012 SEASON (FRESHMAN): Collected six tackles in four games while playing for the New Mexico Military Institute in the Western States Football League.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played one season (2011) at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario . . . helped lead the Saints to the CISAA (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) Championship in 2011 and a trip to the Metro Bowl finals . . . also played at Upper Canada College in Toronto . . . won an OVFL (Ontario Varsity Football League) summer league championship with the Toronto Thunder in 2011 . . . son of Michael and Gina Topolinski . . . his brother Tyler is a red-shirt freshman defensive end for the Spartans . . . born July 26, 1992 . . . communication major.