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Purdue beats Indiana State 38-14

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Posted at 3:52 PM, Sep 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-12 15:52:59-04
WEST LAFAYYETTE -- Austin Appleby threw four touchdown passes Saturday, including three of 50 yards or more during the first half, leading Purdue to a 38-14 victory against FCS opponent Indiana State.
 
Appleby, who was intercepted four times during the Boilermakers' season-opening loss at Marshall, two of which were returned for touchdowns, redeemed himself against the Sycamores (1-1), completing 12 of 18 passes for 234 yards and the aforementioned three TDs during the first 30 minutes, helping Purdue (1-1) snap a seven-game losing streak.
 
The junior finished 20 of 34 for 289 yards, becoming the first Purdue quarterback to throw four TD passes in a game since Danny Etling in 2013 in a loss at Indiana.
 
A Purdue quarterback had not thrown three or more touchdown passes of at least 50 yards each since Billy Dicken threw TD passes of 65, 89 and 93 yards in a 59-43 victory in 1997 against Minnesota.