Purdue's Chris Jefferson throws after hitting a 72-yard pick for six.

In a thrilling Week 1 match, Penn St defeated Purdue 35-31 on Thursday night.

Chris Jefferson recorded a 72-yard interception return

for a touchdown in the fourth quarter, giving his team

a late lead despite the safety of the Boilermakers.

A throw was also intercepted by Jefferson,

who ended the game with a total of 7 tackles.

Last season, he had one interception,

four passes defended and 47 tackles (36 singles).