Former Purdue QB Danny Etling takes over for LSU, throws deep touchdown
LSU has turned to a former Purdue quarterback to try to generate some offense in 2016.
Danny Etling, who transferred to LSU from Purdue after the 2014 season, was inserted at quarterback during the second quarter of the Tigers’ home opener against Jacksonville State on Saturday night. He replaced starting quarterback Brandon Harris.
Etling delivered on his first drive, throwing a 46-yard touchdown pass:
LSU is in desperate need of offense. The Tigers are fresh off a 16-14 loss to Wisconsin in which Harris threw for just 131 yards and two interceptions. Also, LSU’s Heisman hopeful running back, Leonard Fournette, is missing Saturday’s game with an injury.
In two seasons with Purdue, Etling threw for 2,490 yards, 16 touchdowns and 12 interceptions in 13 games.