Scores

Final

Youngstown St 28

(4-1, 1-0 MVFC)

S Illinois 27

(2-3, 0-1 MVFC)

Coverage: GamePlan

7:00 PM ET, September 28, 2013

Saluki Stadium, Carbondale, IL

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 7 7 0 1428
SIU 7 20 0 027

Top Performers

Passing: K. Faulkner (SIU) - 348 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: M. Ruiz (YSU) - 20 CAR, 87 YDS

Receiving: A. Stubbs (YSU) - 5 REC, 46 YDS, 2 TD

Youngstown edges S. Illinois in 28-27 comeback win

Associated Press

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- Kurt Hess passed for 258 yards and four touchdowns to lead Youngstown State to a grueling 28-27 comeback win over Southern Illinois in a Missouri Valley Conference opener Saturday night.

Youngstown (4-1, 1-0) trailed much of the game against the Salukis (2-3, 0-1) but took control in the fourth quarter, tying the score with under 2 minutes remaining on a goal-line fourth-and-one pass from Hess to Carson Sharbaugh. The extra point by Joey Cejudo gave the Penguins the lead and the win.

Southern Illinois left itself vulnerable to a Penguin comeback when Thomas Kinney missed the extra point kick following a 2-yard touchdown pass from Kory Faulkner to LaSteven McKinney at the end of the second quarter. Faulkner, who threw for 348 yards and four touchdowns, also led the team in rushing with 71 yards.

Andre Stubbs had two touchdown catches for Youngstown, and Nate Adams had one.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
SIU
1st Downs2324
Total Yards390452
Passing258348
Rushing132104
Penalties1-145-45
3rd Down Conversions10-1611-15
4th Down Conversions2-20-1
Turnovers11
Possession32:5127:09

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess25/372587.040
Southern IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Faulkner28/433488.140

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ruiz20874.4019
Hess5275.4012
Southern IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Faulkner14715.1017
Agnew11171.506

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wheary35217.3026
Ruiz35016.7041
Southern IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pruitt88310.4016
Lantz58016.0120

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUSIU
TD08:30Malcolm Agnew 7 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Thomas Kinney Kick) 07
TD01:24Andre Stubbs 18 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERYSUSIU
TD10:33Andre Stubbs 2 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 147
TD09:10John Lantz 14 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Thomas Kinney Kick) 1414
TD05:46Kyle Newquist 34 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Thomas Kinney Kick) 1421
TD00:09LaSteven McKinney 2 Yd Pass From Kory Faulkner (Pat Failed) 1427
FOURTH QUARTERYSUSIU
TD09:30Nate Adams 15 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 2127
TD01:50Carson Sharbaugh 1 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 2827