Scores

Final

Valparaiso 0

(0-2, 0-1 away)

Youngstown St 59

(2-0, 1-0 home)

4:00 PM ET, September 8, 2012

Stambaugh Stadium, YOUNGSTOWN, OH

1 2 3 4 T
VALP 0 0 0 00
YSU 21 28 3 759

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hess (YSU) - 138 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: T. Pace (YSU) - 14 CAR, 146 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Bryan (YSU) - 3 REC, 56 YDS, 1 TD

Youngstown St. 59, Valparaiso 0

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- A strong defense and a balanced scoring attack led Youngstown State to a dominant performance over Valparaiso 59-0 Saturday.

Youngstown State's Kurt Hess threw for 138 yards and two touchdowns. He moved into sole possession of third place on the school's all-time career touchdown list with 42. Hess is just 131 yards shy of becoming the fifth player in school history to pass for 5,000 yards.

Torrian Pace led the Penguins (2-0) with a career-high 146 yards rushing on 14 carries and two scores. Redshirt freshman Demond Hymes added 80 yards and two touchdowns on 11 carries.

On Valparaiso's second possession, Youngstown State's Travis Williams forced a fumble, which was recovered and returned for seven yards and a touchdown by Jeremey Edwards. That score gave the Penguins a 21-0 lead over the Crusaders (0-2) just five minutes into the game.

Youngstown State's last shutout came against Indiana State in 2009.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VALP
YSU
1st Downs1125
Total Yards190524
Passing143190
Rushing47334
Penalties9-656-40
3rd Down Conversions5-164-9
4th Down Conversions0-20-1
Turnovers20
Possession33:4826:12

Passing Leaders

ValparaisoC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hoffman28/371393.800
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess7/1013813.820

Rushing Leaders

ValparaisoCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ali-El7385.4021
Hutson5132.605
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Pace1414610.4228
Hymes11807.3233

Receiving Leaders

ValparaisoRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gladney7314.407
Bennett3258.3010
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryan35618.7124
Williams14242.0042

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVALPYSU
TD13:00Christian Bryan 24 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 07
TD10:53Will Shaw 11 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (David Brown Kick) 014
TD09:56Jeremey Edwards 7 Yd Fumble Return (David Brown Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERVALPYSU
TD14:58Torrian Pace 3 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 028
TD12:54Jamaine Cook 2 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 035
TD07:00Demond Hymes 1 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 042
TD03:09Torrian Pace 14 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 049
THIRD QUARTERVALPYSU
FG11:55David Brown 27 Yd 052
FOURTH QUARTERVALPYSU
TD05:27Demond Hymes 3 Yd Run (David Brown Kick) 059