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
The home opener is Military Appreciation and Band Day
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2014: Second team All-Big Ten ... appeared in and started 11 games … finished the season with 74 tackles, 51 solo, 1.5 TFL’s, one sack, a fumble recovery, three interceptions for 119 yards, one interception return for a touchdown, and seven PBU’s, 11 punt returns for 175 yards … named Paul Hornung Weekly Honor Roll after recording seven tackles, six solo, one interception, two PBU’s, and two punt returns for 63 yards against Western Michigan on Aug. 30 … made two solo tackles and one punt return for 21 yards against Central Michigan on Sept. 6 … finished with eight tackles, five solo, a PBU, and one punt return for 17 yards against No. 11 Notre Dame on Sept. 13 … had seven tackles, four solo, against Southern Illinois on Sept. 20 … made 10 tackles, eight solo, with one PBU, two punt returns for 34 yards, and his first career interception returned for a touchdown, against Iowa on Sept. 27 … recorded a season-high 12 tackles, seven solo, with 1.5 TFLs, a sack, and a fumble recovery at Illinois on Oct. 4 … had six tackles, five solo, two PBU’s, an interception, and one punt return for one yard against No. 8 Michigan State on Oct. 11 … made seven tackles, four solo, with a PBU and one punt return for four yards at Minnesota on Oct. 18 … had one tackle at No. 17 Nebraska on Nov. 1 … recorded six tackles, four solo, against Northwestern on Nov. 22 … finished with eight tackles, six solo, and two punt returns for 35 yards at Indiana on Nov. 29.
2013: Appeared in all 12 games, making 11 starts … finished fourth on the team with 61 tackles, 46 solo, with 2.0 TFL’s, two interceptions and three PBU’s … had five tackles, four solo, and an interception at Cincinnati on Aug. 31 … tallied a pair of tackles, a PBU and blocked a kick against Indiana State on Sept. 7 … had six tackles, including one for loss, and a PBU against No. 21 Notre Dame on Sept. 14 … had eight tackles at No. 24 Wisconsin on Sept. 21 … finished with four tackles and an interception against Nebraska on Oct. 12 … had four tackles, including one for loss, at Michigan State on Oct. 19 … had a career-high 11 tackles, eight solo, against No. 4 Ohio State on Nov. 2 … finished with six tackles, five solo, against Iowa on Nov. 9 … had seven tackles, five solo, at Penn State on Nov. 16 … had four tackles, three solo, against Illinois on Nov. 23 … finished with four solo tackles and a PBU at Indiana on Nov. 30.
2012: Appeared in all 13 games, making five starts … had 45 tackles, including 36 solo stops and one for loss … recorded two interceptions and nine PBU’s … had a season-high six tackles, including one for loss, and a PBU against Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 1 … tallied three tackles, two solo, at No. 22 Notre Dame on Sept. 8 … intercepted first collegiate pass and tallied five tackles, four solo, against Eastern Michigan on Sept. 15 … had five tackles and a PBU against Marshall on Sept. 29 … broke up a pass and finished with four tackles against Michigan on Oct. 6 … had a then-career-high five solo tackles against Wisconsin on Oct. 13 … finished with four tackles, three solo, at No. 7 Ohio State on Oct. 20 … had one solo stop at Minnesota on Oct. 27 … broke up a pass against Penn State on Nov. 3 … had solo tackles at Iowa on Nov. 10 and at Illinois on Nov. 17 … tied a then-career-high with five solo tackles and had three PBU’s against Indiana on Nov. 24 … finished with five tackles, four solo, and a PBU in the Heart of Dallas Bowl against Oklahoma State on Jan. 1, 2013.
2011: Did not play.
High School: Listed as the No. 37 athlete in the nation by Rivals.com … set a school record with nine kickoff and punt returns for touchdowns that was previously held by current Kansas City Chief Javier Arenas … recorded 67 tackles, including 53 solo stops and one sack, as senior in 2010 … had two interceptions, eight passes defended and a fumble recovery as a senior … returned 10 punts for 145 yards, averaging 14.5 yards per return … had seven kickoff returns for 298 yards, an average of 42.6 yards per return … returned a kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown against Jesuit High School and had a 65-yard scoring return against Middleton … also caught 28 passes for 483 (17.3 average) and seven touchdowns in 2010 … had a season-high 134 yards receiving and a touchdown on merely three catches (44.7 average) in the first round of the state playoffs against Immokalee … had 10 rushes for 46 yards (4.6 average) and three touchdowns as a senior … team advanced to the Class 2A semifinals in 2009 and 2010 … finished with 32 tackles, 24 solo, and had three interceptions and nine PBU’s as a junior … had 12 punt returns for 187 yards, averaging 15.6 yards per return … also averaged 40.3 yards per kickoff return as a junior, gaining 524 yards on 13 returns … returned a punt and an interception for a touchdown against Strawberry Crest in 2009 … averaged 10.2 yards per carry as a junior, rushing 16 times for 163 yards and one touchdown … had 35 receptions for 660 yards (18.9 average) and 10 touchdowns in 2009 … finished with 29 tackles and an interception as a sophomore in 2008 … averaged 16.3 yards per punt return and 21.6 per kickoff as a sophomore … averaged 15.3 yards per carry in 2008, gaining 92 yards on six carries with one touchdown … finished with 19 receptions for 279 yards (14.7 average) and one score as a sophomore … coach was Mike Depue.
Personal: Given name is Frankie Lee Williams … born March 28, 1993 … majoring in organizational leadership and supervision.