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Michigan State cruises past Penguins, 42-14

EAST LANSING, Mich. — It was, perhaps, a bit of shock and awe out of the gates for Youngstown State. Playing in front of a full home crowd for the first time since 2019, Michigan State’s Payton Thorne connected with Jayden Reed for a 75-yard flea flicker touchdown pass on the game’s ...

YSU Scouting Report: Week 2

EAST LANSING, Mich. — After an exciting overtime win over Incarnate Word at home in Week 1, Youngstown State hits the road for its first contest away from Youngstown this season, a trip to Michigan State. The Spartans hail from the FBS’ Big Ten Conference and are fresh off a 38-21 win at ...

Chip on their shoulder: Martin, Penguins eager for chance to face Michigan St.

YOUNGSTOWN — Keyon Martin wants his opponents to know who he is. Youngstown State’s sophomore defensive back did a solid job of that during the spring season, earning All-Missouri Valley Football Conference Honorable Mention and a spot on the MVFC All-Newcomer Team with 24 tackles, two ...

YSU outlasts Incarnate Word in OT, 44-41

YOUNGSTOWN — As the Youngstown State football team enters its locker room, a one-word message is displayed overhead: “Finish.” In their season opener against Incarnate Word on Thursday night, the Penguins did just that. Trailing by three with just 39 seconds to play, YSU drove 52 ...

Penguins eager for 1st test

YOUNGSTOWN — How far has the Youngstown State football team come since the odd spring season? We’ll get our answer Thursday night. The Penguins kick off their 40th season at Stambaugh Stadium with a game against the Southland Conference’s Incarnate Word. The Cardinals are a high-octane ...