Scores

Final

Youngstown St 31

(4-8, 3-5 MVFC)

W Illinois 28

(6-5, 4-4 MVFC)

2:05 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Hanson Field, Macomb, IL

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 7 14 7 331
WIU 0 14 7 728

Top Performers

Passing: B. Summers (YSU) - 208 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: H. Donaldson (WIU) - 40 CAR, 235 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Jones (YSU) - 4 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Youngstown St. 31, W. Illinois 28

Associated Press

MACOMB, Ill. -- Brandon Summers threw two touchdown passes to lead Youngstown State past Western Illinois 31-28 during their season finale Saturday afternoon.

Summers completed 12-for-19 for 208 yards for his two scores, including a 38-yard strike to Donald Jones late in the third.

Things weren't all bad for Western Illinois as senior Herb Donaldson became the all-time leading rusher in the Missouri Valley conference with a 235-yard performance that had him running the ball 40 times. He also set a conference record with 23 games of 100 yards or more.

But the Leathernecks (6-5, 4-4 Missouri Valley) had three costly turnovers, while the Penguins (4-8, 3-5 Missouri Valley) had none.

Youngstown's Ferlando Williams ran for 84 yards on 26 attempts.

The Leathernecks found themselves playing catch-up all afternoon after not answering the Penguin's touchdown in the first quarter. Dre Gibbs had two touchdowns for the Leathernecks, including two runs that tied the game -- in the second and the third.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
WIU
1st Downs1720
Total Yards352431
Passing243100
Rushing109331
Penalties2-105-40
3rd Down Conversions7-135-10
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers03
Possession27:4132:19

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summers12/1920810.920
Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Barr7/111009.111

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams26843.2112
Lane4297.3017
Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Donaldson402355.9131
Gibbs11635.7212

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones48220.5138
Williams25025.0043
Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Senatus57515.0128
Speight12121.0019

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUWIU
TD04:12Derrick Bush 9 Yd Pass From Brandon Summers (Brian Palmer Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERYSUWIU
TD14:56Dre Gibbs 8 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 77
TD09:49Brandon Summers 1 Yd Run (Brian Palmer Kick) 147
TD05:13Lito Senatus 6 Yd Pass From Matt Barr (Taylor Rowan Kick) 1414
TD00:31Ferlando Williams 2 Yd Run (Brian Palmer Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERYSUWIU
TD10:36Dre Gibbs 6 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 2121
TD01:06Donald Jones 38 Yd Pass From Brandon Summers (Brian Palmer Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERYSUWIU
FG09:22Brian Palmer 27 Yd 3121
TD02:52Herb Donaldson 4 Yd Run (Taylor Rowan Kick) 3128