David Blough named Purdue’s starting quarterback

The Purdue Boilermakers have announced the starting quarterback for the 2016 college football season and, as many expected, it is David Blough who got the call after edging out redshirt freshman Elijah Sindelar.

Head coach Darrell Hazell made the announcement on Monday morning.

After receiving the news, Blough addressed the media.

Last season, Blough threw for 1,574 yards and 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions. The redshirt sophomore replaced Austin Appleby in Week 4 last season before going on to start eight games. Eventually, Blough was knocked out of the lineup due to a concussion.

Blough’s best effort came on Oct. 31 in a 55-45 win over Nebraska. In that game, Blough threw for 274 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions. He added 82 yards and a score on the ground.

Purdue opens its 2016 campaign on Saturday, Sept. 3 at home against Eastern Kentucky.

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