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Redshirt sophomore quarterback compiled lofty numbers
Blough throws for 225 yards and two touchdowns
The Boilermakers look for their 73rd win in series history
Yancey has six receptions for 155 yards and two touchdowns
2015: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in 10 games, making eight starts … took over as the starting quarterback in the fourth game of the season vs. Bowling Green … completed 169 of 293 passing attempts (.577) for 1,574 yards with 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions on the year … rushed for 94 yards on 67 attempts with four touchdowns … made first collegiate appearance as a reserve against Indiana State on Sept. 12 … was 3 of 7 for 11 yards as a reserve vs. Virginia Tech on Sept. 19 … threw for a career-high 340 yards and a pair of touchdowns in first start against Bowling Green on Sept. 26. Completed 29 of 39 passes with one interception against the Falcons … was 15 of 31 for 136 yard with a touchdown and an interception at No. 2 Michigan State on Oct. 3 … finished 21 of 49 for 207 yards with a touchdown and three picks vs. Minnesota on Oct. 10 … completed 15 of 31 passing attempts for 136 yards at Wisconsin on Oct. 17 … named the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week after going 28 of 43 for 274 yards and four touchdowns, including a career-long 83-yard strike to DeAngelo Yancey, against Nebraska on Oct. 31. Also rushed for 82 yards on 10 carries against the Huskers, including a 56-yard touchdown, to become the first Purdue player to account for five touchdowns in a game since quarterback Curtis Painter did so against Indiana on Nov. 22, 2008 … completed 29 of 47 attempts for 174 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions vs. Illinois on Nov. 7 … went 26 of 45 for 287 yards with a touchdown and an interception at Northwestern on Nov. 14. Tossed a 68-yard touchdown pass to Domonique Young on Purdue’s first offensive play from scrimmage against the Wildcats … was 3 of 5 for nine yards at No. 6 Iowa on Nov. 21 before leaving the game with a head injury … did not play against Indiana on Nov. 28.
2014: Did not play.
High School: Three-year letterwinner … three-star prospect by 247Sports.com, ESPN, Rivals.com and Scout.com … named Elite 11 quarterback … four-time winner of Crimson Honor in football … week 10 Texas High School Player of the Week as a senior … two-time team MVP his junior and senior year … threw for 17 touchdowns as a junior … threw for 14 touchdowns as a senior … amassed 57 total touchdowns in high school career … totaled 5,800 yards in high school career … high school coach was Jay Cline … played for the same high school as former Purdue defensive end Ryan Russell.
Personal: Given name is David Marshall Blough … born July 31, 1995 … majoring in organizational leadership and supervision … enjoys ping pong, chess and golf ... has volunteered for four mission trips to South Africa with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.