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
2016 SEASON: Did not see game action but earned his first letter.
2015 SEASON: Did not see game action.
2014 SEASON: Did not see game action.
2013 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Two-year starter as a wide receiver for Coach Chris Bell at Lake Orion (Michigan) High School . . . named one of the top 75 players in Oakland County by The Oakland Press . . . played on the 2010 Division 1 state championship team . . . caught a 16-yard touchdown pass against Detroit Cass Tech in the state semifinals . . . also lettered in lacrosse and earned Michigan High School Lacrosse Coaches Association Division 1 all-state honorable mention accolades in 2011 . . . son of Paul and JoAnne Aiello . . . born Oct. 23, 1993 . . . graduated with his bachelor's degree in political science in December 2016.