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Youngstown State knocks off Jacksonville State

(STATS) - It took 10 years for Youngstown State to get back to the FCS playoffs. The four-time national championship program is making up for lost time.

Youngstown State rolled up 520 offensive yards Saturday while stunning No. 3 seed Jacksonville State 40-24 on the road in the second round.

The Penguins (10-3) will host Wofford (10-3), which beat No. 6 seed The Citadel 17-3, in the quarterfinals next Saturday. The Missouri Valley Football Conference squad already has a home win over a Southern Conference team in this year's playoffs - 38-24 over Samford.

Youngstown State, whose national titles were all in the 1990s, is making its first playoff appearance since 2006, but the 12th all-time, and the Penguins are 27-7 overall. Jacksonville State (10-2), the Ohio Valley Conference champion, was the national runner-up last year.

Jody Webb rushed for 140 yards and two touchdowns, quarterback Hunter Wells passed for 290 yards and a touchdown on only 10 completions and Zak Kennedy kicked four field goals.

"We had a lot of respect for Jacksonville State and knew we were going to have to come into their place and play a really good football team," YSU second-year coach Bo Pelini said.

The Penguins scored on their first three possessions and never trailed in the first-ever meeting between the two programs, but Jacksonville State pulled within 27-24 on Josh Clemons' 2-yard touchdown run with 4:07 left in the third quarter.

The Penguins answered quickly on their next drive to push the lead back to double digits for good. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against JSU opened the drive, then Wells connected on a 38-yard pass to Damoun Patterson to the Gamecocks' 8, and running back Martin Ruiz finished it off from there with a touchdown run up the middle for a 34-24 lead.

Kennedy kicked his final two field goals in the fourth quarter to provide the extra cushion.

"We gave up too many explosive plays, which is uncharacteristic of us, especially in the passing game," said Jacksonville State coach John Grass. "It was just one of those days."

Gamecocks quarterback Eli Jenkins tied the school record by playing in his 53rd career game. While he rushed for 189 yards and a touchdown on 25 carries, he completed a mere 6 of 26 passes for 140 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:05
99-Z.Kennedy 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-46
yds
02:16
pos
40
24
Field Goal 8:10
99-Z.Kennedy 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
0
yds
5:17
pos
37
24
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 3:44
99-Z.Kennedy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
34
24
Touchdown 3:44
29-M.Ruiz runs 8 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
20
yds
0:04
pos
33
24
Point After TD 4:07
19-C.Stinnett extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
24
Touchdown 4:07
22-J.Clemons runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
64
yds
03:35
pos
27
23
Point After TD 14:03
99-Z.Kennedy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
17
Touchdown 14:03
20-J.Webb runs 50 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
81
yds
00:56
pos
26
17
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:54
19-C.Stinnett extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
20
17
Touchdown 1:54
7-E.Jenkins complete to 84-J.Hester. 84-J.Hester runs 38 yards for a touchdown.
8
plays
85
yds
03:38
pos
20
16
Field Goal 5:39
99-Z.Kennedy 38 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
-19
yds
03:15
pos
20
10
Field Goal 14:07
19-C.Stinnett 34 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
-43
yds
00:53
pos
17
10
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:42
99-Z.Kennedy 26 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
-11
yds
03:23
pos
17
7
Point After TD 6:45
99-Z.Kennedy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 6:45
20-J.Webb runs 37 yards for a touchdown.
5
plays
66
yds
02:36
pos
13
7
Point After TD 9:29
19-C.Stinnett extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 9:29
7-E.Jenkins runs 26 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
97
yds
02:18
pos
7
6
Point After TD 11:53
99-Z.Kennedy extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
0
Touchdown 11:53
6-H.Wells complete to 4-D.Patterson. 4-D.Patterson runs 70 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
78
yds
00:45
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 17 21
Rushing 7 15
Passing 8 5
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 5-13 7-16
4th Down Conv 0-1 0-2
Total Net Yards 519 467
Total Plays 60 75
Avg Gain 8.7 6.2
Net Yards Rushing 204 317
Rush Attempts 41 49
Avg Rush Yards 5.0 6.5
Net Yards Passing 315 150
Comp. - Att. 11-19 6-26
Yards Per Pass 16.6 5.8
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 1-10
Penalties - Yards 2-30 5-65
Touchdowns 4 3
Rushing TDs 3 2
Passing TDs 1 1
Other 0 0
Turnovers 0 2
Fumbles - Lost 0-0 0-0
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 2-44.0 4-44.0
Return Yards 114 102
Punts - Returns 3-8 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 4-100 7-102
Int. - Returns 2-6 0-0
Kicking 8/9 4/4
Extra Points 4/4 3/3
Field Goals 4/5 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Penguins 10-3 17314640
Gamecocks 10-2 7107024
315 PASS YDS 150
204 RUSH YDS 317
519 TOTAL YDS 467
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
H. Wells 6 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.6% 290 1 0 209.2
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 1026 4 3 137.7
H. Wells 10/18 290 1 0
N. Mays 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 25 0 0 310.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.1% 133 0 1 112.1
N. Mays 1/1 25 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Webb 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 140 2
SEASON ATT YDS TD
157 987 6
J. Webb 19 140 2 50
M. Ruiz 29 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 63 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
208 1149 12
M. Ruiz 17 63 1 16
N. Mays 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
31 120 0
N. Mays 2 2 0 4
T. McCaster 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 1 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
91 458 7
T. McCaster 1 1 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Patterson 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 158 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 413 1
D. Patterson 3 158 1 70
D. Townsend 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 93 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
27 452 3
D. Townsend 3 93 0 85
A. Bailey 5 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 39 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
29 345 4
A. Bailey 4 39 0 13
M. Ruiz 29 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 25 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 114 1
M. Ruiz 1 25 0 25
J. Webb 20 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 278 0
J. Webb 0 0 0 0
K. Rader 83 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
12 214 1
K. Rader 0 0 0 0
S. Kuhn 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 34 0
S. Kuhn 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
Ja. Smith 26 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-2 0 0.0
Ja. Smith 8-2 0.0 0
L. Alexander 3 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-1 1 0.0
L. Alexander 7-1 0.0 1
L. Wright 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
L. Wright 6-1 0.0 0
J. Louigene 33 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-2 0 0.0
J. Louigene 6-2 0.0 0
A. Dellovade 42 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-1 0 0.0
A. Dellovade 5-1 0.0 0
D. Rivers 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 1.0
D. Rivers 4-0 1.0 0
Sa. Smith 52 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
Sa. Smith 3-1 0.0 0
D. Mesier 92 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-3 0 0.0
D. Mesier 3-3 0.0 0
J. Kelly 40 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
J. Kelly 2-1 0.0 0
D. Thomas 18 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. Thomas 2-0 0.0 1
J. Pinnock 6 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
J. Pinnock 2-0 0.0 0
J. Braswell 16 WR
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
J. Braswell 1-0 0.0 0
D. Rivers III 31 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
D. Rivers III 1-2 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
Z. Kennedy 99 K
IN-GAME FG XP
4/5 4/4
SEASON FG XP
16/23 31/31
Z. Kennedy 4/5 46 4/4 16
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
M. Schuler 85 TE
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 44.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
54 43.5 0
M. Schuler 2 44.0 0 52
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
J. Webb 20 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 29.0 38 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
11 22.3 38 0
J. Webb 3 29.0 38 0
J. Kelly 40 LB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 13.0 13 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
3 16.3 13 0
J. Kelly 1 13.0 13 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Townsend 21 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 2.7 7 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 11.8 7 1
D. Townsend 3 2.7 7 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
E. Jenkins 7 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
23.1% 140 1 2 65.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
49.8% 2107 11 8 113.3
E. Jenkins 6/26 140 1 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
E. Jenkins 7 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
25 189 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
175 984 13
E. Jenkins 25 189 1 33
J. Clemons 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
20 111 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
166 842 10
J. Clemons 20 111 1 40
T. Flakes 20 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 17 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 201 0
T. Flakes 4 17 0 13
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
J. Barge 12 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 62 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
41 662 2
J. Barge 2 62 0 32
J. Clemons 22 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 40 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
9 84 1
J. Clemons 3 40 0 19
J. Hester 84 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 38 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 330 3
J. Hester 1 38 1 38
A. Johnson 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
17 134 0
A. Johnson 0 0 0 0
D. Terry 87 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
13 178 3
D. Terry 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. McCandless 3 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
J. McCandless 8-0 0.0 0
M. Bridges 43 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-0 0 0.0
M. Bridges 7-0 0.0 0
J. Hill 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-0 0 0.0
J. Hill 6-0 0.0 0
S. Neal 5 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
S. Neal 4-1 0.0 0
D. Owino 92 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
D. Owino 3-0 0.0 0
Q. Stoudemire 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
Q. Stoudemire 2-1 0.0 0
D. Jackson 40 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
D. Jackson 2-1 0.0 0
D. Byrd 2 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
D. Byrd 2-0 0.0 0
M. Lang 99 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
M. Lang 2-0 0.0 0
M. Williams 36 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
M. Williams 2-2 0.0 0
R. Robinson 93 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0
R. Hall 6 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
R. Hall 1-1 0.0 0
M. Young 49 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
M. Young 1-1 0.0 0
D. Campbell 41 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Campbell 1-0 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Stinnett 19 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 3/3
SEASON FG XP
12/19 37/43
C. Stinnett 1/1 34 3/3 6
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Kelly 18 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
4 44.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
68 37.3 2
D. Kelly 4 44.0 2 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Hall 6 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
6 15.0 16 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 19.9 16 0
R. Hall 6 15.0 16 0
T. Flakes 20 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 12.0 12 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 13.0 12 0
T. Flakes 1 12.0 12 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:38 YST 22 0:45 2 78 TD
9:21 YST 34 2:36 5 66 TD
5:05 YST 46 3:23 8 -11 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:57 YST 19 2:09 6 10 FG Miss
8:54 YST 9 3:15 7 70 FG
1:46 YST 42 0:47 3 6 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:59 YST 34 0:56 4 66 TD
10:59 YST 5 3:09 6 23 Punt
4:03 JAXST 35 0:19 3 46 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:21 YST 30 6:11 11 1 FG
7:21 JAXST 19 2:16 4 9 FG
3:58 JAXST 45 3:01 8 33
0:31 JAXST 31 0:00 1 -1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 JAXST 35 2:13 6 15 Punt
11:47 JAXST 18 2:18 6 82 TD
6:37 JAXST 17 1:19 3 -7 Punt
1:36 JAXST 17 1:28 4 61
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 YST 22 0:53 4 -43 FG
11:43 JAXST 29 2:43 6 12 Punt
5:32 JAXST 15 3:38 8 85 TD
0:54 JAXST 20 0:34 5 16
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:03 JAXST 25 2:50 8 22 Punt
7:42 JAXST 36 3:35 9 64 TD
3:36 JAXST 14 3:00 7 52
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 YST 34 0:34 2 4
7:56 JAXST 20 0:23 1 8 INT
4:56 JAXST 14 0:53 6 31
0:51 JAXST 12 0:15 2 0 INT