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
Second-year player provides depth at defensive end.
2013 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Played two seasons (2011-12) at St. Andrew's College in Aurora, Ontario . . . participated in the 2012 National Underclassmen All-American Game in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina . . . helped lead the Saints to the CISAA (Conference of Independent Schools Athletic Association) Championship in 2011 and two trips to the Metro Bowl (finalists in 2011; semifinalists in 2012) . . . played two seasons (2009-10) at Upper Canada College in Toronto . . . helped lead the Blues to the 2010 CISAA Championship and a trip to the Metro Bowl semifinals . . . the Blues claimed the 2009 CISSAA junior championship title . . . also won an OVFL (Ontario Varsity Football League) summer league championship with the Toronto Thunder in 2011 . . . son of Michael and Gina Topolinski . . . brother Michael is a junior linebacker for the Spartans . . . born July 15, 1994 . . . economics major.