Scores

Final

W Illinois 14

(3-5, 1-3 MVFC)

Youngstown St 24

(7-1, 4-0 MVFC)

Coverage: GamePlan

4:00 PM ET, October 19, 2013

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
WIU 0 7 7 014
YSU 7 7 0 1024

Top Performers

Passing: T. Norvell (WIU) - 176 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Ruiz (YSU) - 21 CAR, 199 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: L. Lenoir (WIU) - 4 REC, 86 YDS, 1 TD

Youngstown State defeats Western Illinois 24-14

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Martin Ruiz rushed for 199 yards on 21 carries to lead Youngstown State to a 24-14 win over Western Illinois Saturday.

The Penguins (7-1, 4-0 Missouri Valley Conference) have now won seven straight conference games over two seasons.

The teams entered the fourth quarter tied 14-all. A 33-yard Joey Cejudo field goal early in the fourth put Youngstown State up 17-14. Western Illinois (3-5, 1-3) drove to Youngstown State's 23 on the next possession, where Nathan Knuffman missed a 40-yard field goal. The Penguins followed that with a 77-yard scoring drive as Kurt Hess found Nate Adams from five yards out for the final score. Ruiz had a 57-yard run on that drive.

Ruiz opened the scoring for Youngstown State when he broke for a 60-yard touchdown run midway of the first quarter. The Leathernecks tied it 7-all in the second quarter on Trenton Norvell's one yard run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WIU
YSU
1st Downs2111
Total Yards337299
Passing17647
Rushing161252
Penalties1-112-20
3rd Down Conversions7-178-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-0
Turnovers21
Possession32:3027:30

Passing Leaders

Western IllinoisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Norvell19/321765.511
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess7/18472.621

Rushing Leaders

Western IllinoisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker281485.3021
Hammonds5214.2020
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ruiz211999.5160
Hymes4205.009

Receiving Leaders

Western IllinoisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lenoir48621.5141
Hill4276.8012
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryan33110.3115
Ruiz284.004

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWIUYSU
TD07:24Martin Ruiz 60 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWIUYSU
TD14:55Trenton Norvell 1 Yd Run (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 77
TD05:08Christian Bryan 7 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 714
THIRD QUARTERWIUYSU
TD07:26Lance Lenoir 9 Yd Pass From Trenton Norvell (Nathan Knuffman Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERWIUYSU
FG11:34Joey Cejudo 33 Yd 1417
TD02:34Nate Adams 5 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 1424