Purdue travels to East Lansing for the third time in four meetings
Blough 29 of 39 passing for 340 yards, 2 TDs in first college start
The game is the annual Hammer Down Cancer day
Saturday is Family Day at Ross-Ade Stadium
Austin Appleby threw four touchdown passes Saturday
2014: Academic All-Big Ten ... appeared in all 12 games as placekicker, including the final seven as kickoff specialist … finished the season going 16 of 20 on field goals with a long of 53, made 32 of 33 PAT’s, and kicked off 36 times for an average of 53.2 and eight touchbacks … became the first kicker in Purdue history to connect on three field goals beyond 50 yards in a single season … went 3 for 3 with a long of 51 against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … made one of two kicks against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … went 2 for 2 on field goals against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … made 42-yard field goal against Iowa on Sept. 27, and kicked one touchback … made a 20-yard field goal at the end of the first half at Illinois on Oct. 4 … connected on a 36-yard field goal and hit four touchbacks against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … made one field goal against Minnesota on Oct. 18 … became the first kicker in Purdue history to make on two field goals beyond 50 yards in a single game, after connecting on field goals of 52 and 53 yards, respectively, eventually going 3 for 3 with one touchback against No. 25 Wisconsin on Nov. 8 ... named the Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week following his performance against the Badgers … recorded a touchback against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … went 3 for 4 on field goals and hit one touchback at Indiana on Nov. 29 … named Purdue Football Special Teams Player of the Year.
2013: Academic All-Big Ten … appeared in 11 games … went 6 for 12 on field goal attempts with a long of 47 yards … went 21 for 22 on PAT’s …. Hit 2 of 3 field goals against Indiana State on Sept. 7 … went 1 for 2 with a career-long 47 yarder against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 … connected on a 24-yard field goal at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 … tied career-long with a 47-yard field goal against Northern Illinois on Sept 28 … hit a 36-yard field goal at Indiana on Nov. 30.
2012: Appeared in nine games as a true freshman … connected on 4 of 7 field goal attempts and 16 of 18 PATs … made first collegiate field against Marshall from 34 yards out on Sept. 29 … went 2 for 2 on field goal attempts against Michigan on Oct. 6 … kicked game-winning, 46-yard field goal as time expired at Iowa on Nov. 10.
High School: Ranked as the No. 3 kicker in the nation and a three-star prospect by Scout.com … three-star prospect and No. 5 kicker in the nation by Rivals.com … 2012 U.S. Army All-American Bowl participant … Hit a 57-yard field goal in the first game of his senior year … 2011 Associated Press All-State North Carolina, All-Observer Football First Team, All-Mecklenburg Football First Team Kicker, All-South Charlotte News Team, Selected as 2012 Felix “Doc” Blanchard Award Nominee, selected for 2012 USA Football U-19 National Team, Oasis All-Star Shrine Classic Game, NCISAA Football Division I All-State, 2011 CISAA All-Conference, top five finalist WSOC-TV Big 22 High School Football Players, finalist Kicker of the Year Greater Charlotte Football Awards … 2010 NCISAA All-State first team, CISAA All-Conference and AP All-State for North Carolina as a junior … was 8 for 11 with a long of 48 yards in 2010 … high school coach was Larry McNulty.
Personal: Given name is Paul William Griggs ... born July 18, 1994 ... majoring in economics ... enjoys golfing.