Scores

Final

W Illinois 24

(6-5, 3-3 MVFC)

Youngstown St 31

(7-4, 3-3 MVFC)

1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 0 10 0 1424
YSU 7 17 7 031

Top Performers

Passing: T. Zetts (YSU) - 298 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: K. Smith (YSU) - 22 CAR, 79 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Sims (WIU) - 8 REC, 144 YDS

Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 24

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Quarterback Tom Zetts threw for 298 yards and two touchdowns to lead Youngstown State to a 31-24 victory Saturday over Western Illinois.

Zetts was an efficient 23 for 32 passing, and Ferlando Williams had eight catches for 133 yards in an offensive attack that produced 404 total yards.

But Western Illinois only had four fewer yards to make the game close.

Quarterback Matt Barr was 17 of 29 for 276 yards, while Alex Douglas had two rushing touchdowns and Dre Gibbs had one rushing touchdown and 68 yards rushing on the day. Carl Sims had eight catches for 144 yards.

Youngstown State led the entire game, opening up their biggest lead -- a 21-point margin -- with about five minutes to go in the third quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
YSU
1st Downs2020
Total Yards400404
Passing276314
Rushing12490
Penalties4-253-25
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers32
Possession29:2730:33

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Barr17/292769.501
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zetts23/322989.320

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gibbs17684.010
Douglas11272.520
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith22793.620
Williams Jr.6223.700

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sims814418.000
Speight14545.000
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams Jr.813316.600
Berry46817.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWIUYSU
TD05:28Kevin Smith 2 Yd Run (Brian Palmer Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWIUYSU
FG14:51Taylor Rowan 28 Yd 37
TD10:49Louis Irizarry 2 Yd Pass From Tom Zetts (Brian Palmer Kick) 314
TD02:45Kevin Smith 17 Yd Pass From Tom Zetts (Brian Palmer Kick) 321
TD01:00Dre Gibbs 2 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 1021
FG00:00Brian Palmer 21 Yd 1024
THIRD QUARTERWIUYSU
TD04:56Kevin Smith 1 Yd Run (Brian Palmer Kick) 1031
FOURTH QUARTERWIUYSU
TD10:25Alex Douglas 1 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 1731
TD01:16Alex Douglas 4 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 2431