Scores

Final

Illinois State 27

(1-2, 0-1 MVC)

Youngstown St 34

(2-1, 1-0 MVC)

4:00 PM ET, September 17, 2011

Stambaugh Stadium, YOUNGSTOWN, OH

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 6 7 7 727
YSU 14 14 6 034

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hess (YSU) - 293 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Leggett (ILST) - 26 CAR, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Barboza (YSU) - 3 REC, 74 YDS, 2 TD

Youngstown St. 34, Illinois St. 27

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Kurt Hess threw four touchdown passes and Youngstown State defeated Illinois State 24-17 on Saturday in the Missouri Valley Conference opener for both teams.

Hess, who has 11 touchdowns against only one interception in the first three games, threw to nine different receivers Saturday. Hess' 44-yard touchdown pass to Andre Barboza gave the Penguins (2-1) a 34-20 lead with 8:05 remaining in the third quarter.

Illinois State scored a touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Matt Brown to Marvon Sanders to cut the lead to 34-27 with 13:18 to play in the game. But the Redbirds were held to only one first down on their final four possessions.

The win gives Youngstown State an 11-10 edge in the series.

Brown, who tied a career record with five touchdown passes last week, threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns for the Redbirds (1-2).

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
YSU
1st Downs1926
Total Yards325457
Passing155293
Rushing170164
Penalties3-282-23
3rd Down Conversions7-147-12
4th Down Conversions2-20-0
Turnovers00
Possession30:2829:32

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brown16/261556.030
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess21/2929310.140

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Leggett261254.8143
Gordon5234.606
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cook301224.1034
Hess6172.8110

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Walker55110.2114
Sanders6488.0116
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barboza37424.7244
Watts56813.6123

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTYSU
TD09:43Christian Bryan 25 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 07
TD06:12Tyrone Walker 12 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Pat Blocked) 67
TD00:07Kevin Watts 10 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERILSTYSU
TD07:20Kurt Hess 1 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 621
TD02:25Matt Younger 5 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 1321
TD00:13Andre Barboza 20 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 1328
THIRD QUARTERILSTYSU
TD09:58Ashton Leggett 1 Yd Run (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2028
TD08:05Andre Barboza 44 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Pat Blocked) 2034
FOURTH QUARTERILSTYSU
TD13:18Marvon Sanders 7 Yd Pass From Matt Brown (Nick Aussieker Kick) 2734