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
Former Michigan State offensive lineman Zac Hueter enters his second year as a graduate assistant for the MSU football program. Hueter primarily works with the offensive line under Mark Staten.
After joining the Spartans in 2008, Hueter retired from football in 2010 following multiple shoulder injuries.
Hueter continued to work with the program off the field and spent two seasons (2011-12) as a student assistant coach. A two-year, two-way starter at North Branch (Michigan) High School, Hueter was a first-team all-state selection as a senior by The Associated Press (Division 3-4) and Detroit Free Press (Division 4) in 2007.
A native of Columbiaville, Michigan, Hueter earned his bachelor's degree in economics from MSU in December 2012. He is currently pursuing a master's degree in kinesiology.