Michigan State’s 2015 roster features 29 players from Ohio, including seven who started in the Spartans’ 17-14 victory over the No. 2 Buckeyes.
Tyler O'Connor accounted for 114 total yards and a touchdown in his first career start and the MSU defense limited the Buckeyes to just five first downs and 132 total yards in a 17-14 win in Ohio Stadium.
Michael Geiger kicked a game-winning field in the final seconds to overcome the Buckeyes.
With Madre London sidelined with an injury, junior Delton Williams is excited to compete for carries at tailback.
Jalen Watts-Jackson scored his first career touchdown on a 38-yard fumble return as time expired to give Michigan State its seventh win in the last eight games against the Wolverines.
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
Check out the photo gallery from the Michigan State football game against Ohio State.
Michigan State vs. Stanford
Michigan State vs. Ohio State
Michigan State @ Nebraska
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Fifth-year senior and three-year letterwinner has started at fullback the past two seasons . . . has appeared in 35 career games, including 19 starts at fullback . . . former walk-on is now on scholarship.
2014 SEASON (JUNIOR): Played in 12 games and earned eight starts at fullback (Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Nebraska, Purdue, Michigan, Ohio State, Maryland, Baylor) . . . had a 2-yard reception at Purdue.
2013 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Appeared in all 14 games, including 10 starts at fullback, to earn his second letter . . . had eight catches for 127 yards (15.9 avg.) and two touchdowns . . . impressive all-around effort vs. No. 5 Stanford in the 100th Rose Bowl Game, recording two catches for 21 yards, including a 2-yard touchdown from Connor Cook in the second quarter, in addition to delivering several key blocks against the Cardinal . . . had two catches for a career-high 62 yards in win over No. 23 Michigan; had a 49-yard reception on MSU's first offensive play of the game . . . had a 13-yard reception at Illinois . . . caught his first career pass for a 12-yard touchdown against Youngstown State.
2012 SEASON (RED-SHIRT FRESHMAN): Appeared in nine games to earn his first letter . . . played both fullback and on special teams . . . collected a tackle at Minnesota . . . started his first career game at No. 23 Michigan . . .
2011 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Co-Player of the Week vs. Florida Atlantic . . . named Scout Team Special Teams Player of the Week vs. Iowa.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among the nation's top fullbacks by Rivals.com (No. 3) . . . three-time all-state, all-area, all-county and all-district selection for Coach Merril Triplett at Portsmouth (Ohio) West High School . . . earned Associated Press Division IV All-Ohio First-Team honors as a linebacker in 2010 after recording 78 tackles in just seven games for the Senators . . . sidelined for the last four games of the season with a broken leg . . . named AP All-Southeast District Defensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . also rushed 88 times for 967 yards (11.0 avg.) and 13 touchdowns in 2010 . . . ran 15 times for 115 yards and two scores vs. Chesapeake . . . gained 168 yards on 14 carries and scored three TDs vs. Rock Hill . . . had 15 rushes for 229 yards and two scores vs. Portsmouth . . . produced 96 tackles as a junior, with 25 resulting in losses including eight sacks . . . also forced and recovered three fumbles in 2009 . . . carried 144 times for 1,471 yards and 20 TDs as a junior . . . son of Garrett and Shawna Pendleton . . . born Nov. 9, 1992 . . . majoring in hospitality business.