Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio makes opening statement following the Spartans win over Purdue along with Spartan game notes.

Michigan State head coach addressed the media following the Spartans 24-21 win over Purdue. We've also included the official game notes.

• With 24 points Saturday, Michigan State had its school-record streak of scoring 30 or more points stopped at 12 consecutive games . . . The 12-game 30-plus scoring streak also was the longest active streak in the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision . . . The last time MSU was held under 30 points came against Nebraska in a 27-22 win over the Huskers last season (Oct. 4, 2014) . . . The Spartans have scored 30-plus points in 15 of their last 18 games.

• Michigan State has scored 24-plus points in 20 consecutive games, which is tied for the longest streak in the NCAA FBS along with Baylor.

• Michigan State has won nine consecutive games -- the second-longest winning streak under Mark Dantonio (11 straight in 2013-14) . . . It's also the fourth-longest active streak in the FBS (Ohio State: 18; TCU: 13; Memphis: 12).

• The Spartans are 5-0 for the first time since 2010 and second time under head coach Mark Dantonio . . . It is also the 12th time in school history that MSU has started a season 5-0 . . . Dantonio becomes the fifth Spartan head coach to start 5-0 in a season at least two times doing so in 2010 and '15, joining Nick Saban (1997, '99), Biggie Munn (1951, '52) and Charlie Bachman (1934, '44) with two, while Hugh Duffy Daugherty had three (1961, '65, '66) 5-0 starts.

• Michigan State has won 18 of its last 19 games against Big Ten opponents, including 16 wins by double-figures (only victories not in double figures: today vs. Purdue; vs. Nebraska on Oct. 4, 2014).

• Michigan State has now won five consecutive games decided by a touchdown or less (24-21 vs. Purdue, 31-28 vs. Oregon in 2015; 42-41 vs. Baylor, 27-22 vs. Nebraska in 2014; 24-20 vs. Stanford in 2013) . . . The last loss in a game decided by a touchdown or less for MSU came at Notre Dame in 2013 (17-13).

• Senior Connor Cook earned his 28th career win, making him the winningest starting quarterback in school history . . . He passed Spartan signal-caller Kirk Cousins' school-record mark of 27 career victories for MSU . . . Cook now owns a 28-3 (.903) as the Spartans' starting quarterback.

• Cook's 28 career wins keeps him atop the most wins by an NCAA FBS active starting QB list, just ahead of Stanford's Kevin Hogan (27) . . . The Cardinal face Arizona Saturday night . . . Cook also improved his record to 17-1 against Big Ten opponents.

• MSU head coach Mark Dantonio won his 80th game as head coach of the Spartans . . . Dantonio is already MSU's second winningest coach in school history (Duffy Daugherty: 110) . . . Dantonio is now 80-31 (.721) in his ninth season as MSU's head coach.

• Cook accounted for 187 total yards against Purdue . . . He completed 13-of-19 throws for 139 yards, including a 23-yard TD toss to R.J. Shelton in the second quarter . . . Cook connected on eight consecutive throws during one stretch in the first half . . . He also completed throws to eight different receivers . . . Cook rushed five times for a career-high 48 yards (previous high: 35 yards on four carries vs. Western Michigan in 2013 season opener) . . . He had a career-long 22-yard run in the third quarter.

• Cook amassed a total of 187 yards of total offense Saturday (139 passing, 48 rushing), giving him 7,257 career total offense yards . . . He is 779 yards away from tying Drew Stanton for third all-time in total offense (8,036).

• With 139 yards passing Saturday, Cook now has 7,040 career passing yards, becoming the third Spartan QB to eclipse the 7,000-yard career milestone as well as close the gap on Jeff Smoker (2000-03) for the No. 2 spot on MSU's career passing yards . . . Smoker had 8,932 passing during his Spartan career.

• Cook's 13 pass completions Saturday give him 518 for his career, becoming the fifth MSU QB with 500 career completions . . . He is just 25 completions away tying Drew Stanton (2003-06), who had 543 completions during his MSU career.

• With 19 pass attempts Saturday, Cook now has 886 career pass attempts . . . He is now 10 pass attempts away from tying Brian Hoyer (2005-08) for third in the MSU career record book and 14 attempts from becoming the third Spartan QB with 900 career pass attempts.

• As a ranked team, MSU is now 33-1 against unranked opponents under head coach Mark Dantonio (only loss at Notre Dame, 2011).

• Michigan State is 66-31-3 (.675) in 100 Homecoming games, including an 8-1 record under Mark Dantonio. MSU is 3-1 against Purdue on Homecoming (lost in 1954, won in 1966, 1974 and 2015).

• Saturday's game marked the 67th meeting between Michigan State and Purdue . . . The Spartans lead the all-time series 35-28-3, including a 21-12 record in games played in East Lansing. Michigan State has won seven straight in the series -- the longest winning streak against the Boilermakers in school history . . . Mark Dantonio is 7-0 against Purdue (4-0 in East Lansing, 3-0 in West Lafayette) . . . Purdue's last win in the series came on Nov. 4, 2006, 17-15, in East Lansing . . . Seven of the last 11 games in the series have been decided by 10 points or less.

• Michigan State is now 35-24-4 in Big Ten openers, including a 6-3 record under Mark Dantonio.

• Under Dantonio, the Spartans are now 60-7 (.896) when leading at halftime, including a perfect 5-0 this season when holding the lead at the intermission . . . MSU has won its last 14 games when leading at the break . . . MSU's last loss when leading at halftime was at Oregon last season on Sept. 6, 2014.

• Michigan State is now 64-8 (.889) when leading after three quarters under Dantonio . . . Overall, the Spartans have won the last 27 games in a row when leading entering the fourth quarter after going 5-0 so far in 2015, 10-0 in 2014, 11-0 in 2013 and 3-3 in 2012, last losing when leading after three quarters on Nov. 3, 2012, vs. Nebraska.

• Michigan State is 29-3 (.906) in its last 32 games since the beginning of the 2013 season . . . Since the beginning of the 2010 season, MSU has won 58 of its last 72 games.

• Under Mark Dantonio, Michigan State is 48-12 in Spartan Stadium, including a 33-6 record since 2010 and 17-1 record since 2013.

• MSU is now 2-0 this season and 66-12 (.846) overall under head coach Mark Dantonio when outgaining the opposition in total offense, with a 406-301 advantage on Saturday.

• The Spartans amassed a season-high 247 rushing yards against Purdue . . . MSU improves to 30-3 (.909) under Dantonio when gaining 200-plus rushing yards . . . the Spartans have produced a 100-yard rusher in 17 consecutive games against Big Ten opponents (last game without a 100-yard rusher: at Iowa, Oct. 5, 2013).

• MSU is now 4-0 this season and 65-11 (.855) overall under Dantonio when outrushing the opposition.

• True freshman L.J. Scott set career highs for carries (18), rushing yards (146) and rushing touchdowns (2) against Purdue . . . It marked Scott's first career 100-yard rushing game (previous high: 77 yards on 13 rushes in 2015 season opener at Western Michigan) . . . His 30-yard run in the fourth quarter helped set up Michael Geiger's 30-yard field goal . . . Scott's 146 rushing yards are the most by a Spartan freshman since Javon Ringer had 194 at Illinois on Sept. 24, 2005.

• Scott posted his second career multi-TD game . . . He scored on TD runs of 18 and 1 yard in the first quarter against Purdue . . . Scott also scored two rushing TDs against Oregon in Week 2.

• True freshman LJ Scott and red-shirt freshman Madre London combined to rush for 243 yards on 36 attempts against Purdue . . . London carried 17 times for 97 yards against Purdue.

• Junior Monty Madaris made his season debut for the Spartans and finished up with two catches for 47 yards . . . His career-long 34-yard reception from Connor Cook set up LJ Scott's second rushing TD in the first quarter.

• The MSU defense recorded a takeaway for the fifth-consecutive game while the Spartan offense didn't turn the ball over for the third game in a row . . . Michigan State is now +9 in turnover margin this season.

• The Spartan defense had three takeaways in the game, marking their fourth multi-takeaway game this season . . . MSU also had multiple takeaways against Western Michigan (two interceptions) Oregon (two interceptions) and Air Force (two fumbles, one interception) . . . Michigan State now has a total of 11 takeaways with an even split of five fumbles and six interceptions . . . MSU is outscoring its opponents on points off turnovers, 41-0 . . . MSU is 51-10 when forcing at least two turnovers in a game under Dantonio.

• Senior Darien Harris led the MSU defense with eight tackles Saturday . . . It was Harris' fourth game with eight or more stops, behind his season-high 12 vs. Oregon, eight at Western Michigan and eight vs. Central Michigan . . . Harris also posted one tackle for loss Saturday, tying his career high for the fourth time overall, but also marking his third game with at least 0.5 TFL this season and now with 2.5 total TFLs.

• Sophomore Malik McDowell tied a season and career high with six tackles against Purdue, matching his six stops against Air Force . . . McDowell also recorded a career-best two tackles for loss against the Boilermakers, including a 6-yard sack.

• Senior Shilique Calhoun posted six tackles for the second time in as many games after making six stops in the Central Michigan game and being one shy of his career high of seven stops (vs. Minnesota, 2013) . . . Calhoun also was credited with three quarterback hurries.

• Fifth-year senior Arjen Colquhoun contributed five tackles against Purdue, including a career 1.5 for losses . . . Colquhoun recorded his first career sack (11 yards) in the third quarter . . . His two pass break-ups also matched his career high (vs. Jacksonville State, 2014); his pass break-up on fourth-and-9 with 58 seconds remaining in the game sealed the victory for the Spartans . . . Colquhoun has produced 20 tackles this season, surpassing his three-year total heading into 2015.

• Fifth-year senior Jack Allen started the 40th game of his career (35 at center and five at left guard) at center against Purdue but played the majority of the game at left tackle following the season-ending leg injury to Dennis Finley (second quarter).

• Fifth-year senior Shilique Calhoun started for the 32nd-straight game, extending his team-lead consecutive games started mark, while classmate Connor Cook made his 31st start in a row . . . Fifth-year seniors Donavon Clark and Lawrence Thomas both made their 18th-consecutive starts . . . Junior left tackle Jack Conklin (injured) had his streak of 27 consecutive starts snapped against Purdue.


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