YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kamryn Keys rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown to lead Youngstown State to a 32-24 win over North Dakota State on Saturday.
Jabari Scott added 120 yards on the ground for a Youngstown State rushing attack that netted 340 yards. Brandon Summers was 7-of-12 passing for 101 yards and two touchdowns.
The Penguins (2-2, 1-1) cruised out to a 23-3 lead deep into the third quarter on a 12-yard touchdown pass from Summers to Ferlando Williams. But North Dakota State responded with an efficient eight-play, 80-yard drive that ended with an 18-yard touchdown catch by Jerimiah Wurzbacher. The Bison (2-2,0-1) then recovered a fumble deep in Youngstown State territory and followed with a touchdown to bring the score to 23-17.
But Youngstown State never let go of the lead.
Tyler Roehl ran for 104 yards and two touchdowns for the Bison, while Nick Mertens was a proficient 23-of-38 passing with one touchdown.