Some guys have all the luck.
Purdue quarterback Austin Appleby is not one of those guys.
On the junior’s first pass attempt of the 2015 season, Marshall defensive back Tiquan Lang jumped a slant route and opened the game with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown.
Last season, Appleby completed 52.9 percent of his passes, tossing 10 touchdowns compared to 11 picks. Additionally, he was one of at least 16 starting quarterbacks who threw more interceptions than touchdowns, per ESPN stats, and isn’t off to a good start in avoiding that honor.
Fortunately for Purdue—which finished 3-9 in 2014—Appleby responded and led a scoring drive on the following possession.
All is not lost, Boilermakers. Well, not yet. Just wait until conference season. Appleby might threw a few more interceptions then.