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
Fifth-year senior walk-on adds depth at running back . . . attended Michigan State for three years, beginning in the fall of 2011, before joining the football program in 2014.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Rushed four times for 5 yards in his collegiate debut against Eastern Michigan . . . joined the team during spring practice.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year letterwinner played three positions (running back, wide receiver, cornerback) at Ballston Spa High School. . . also ran indoor and outdoor track . . . ran in the 2011 New York (NYSPHSAA) Indoor Track State Championships in the 600 meters . . . son of Michael and Jackie Williams . . . born April 8, 1993 . . . received his bachelor’s degree in criminal justice in May 2015 and is currently pursuing a second degree in psychology.