Scores

Final

South Dakota St 42

(8-4, 5-3 MVFC)

Youngstown St 13

(8-4, 5-3 MVFC)

2:00 PM ET, November 23, 2013

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
SDSU 7 21 7 742
YSU 6 7 0 013

Top Performers

Passing: A. Sumner (SDSU) - 170 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: Z. Zenner (SDSU) - 29 CAR, 186 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Schneider (SDSU) - 7 REC, 59 YDS, 1 TD

South Dakota State defeats Youngstown State 42-13

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio -- Zac Zenner scored three touchdowns as South Dakota State kept its FCS playoff hopes alive with a 42-13 win Saturday over Youngstown State.

Zenner ran for 186 of the Jackrabbits' 312 yards rushing in a battle between two top-20 FCS teams. Seventeenth-ranked SDSU (8-4, 5-3 Missouri Valley) won its fourth straight game, while No. 18 Youngstown State (8-4, 5-3) lost its third straight.

Zenner scored on runs of 1 and 6 yards, and caught a 3-yard touchdown pass from Austin Sumner. He left the game in the fourth quarter as a safety measure should the Jackrabbitrs get into the playoffs.

SDSU snuffed out the Penguins' running game, allowing just 75 yards rushing on 24 carries. Youngstown State's Kurt Hess completed 9 of 19 passes for 138 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions. Andre Stubbs, a receiver, was the Penguins leading rusher with 39 yards on one carry.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SDSU
YSU
1st Downs228
Total Yards482213
Passing170138
Rushing31275
Penalties6-501-15
3rd Down Conversions10-134-10
4th Down Conversions0-10-2
Turnovers12
Possession40:0419:56

Passing Leaders

South Dakota StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Sumner15/191708.920
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess9/191387.312

Rushing Leaders

South Dakota StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Zenner291866.4225
Gandy13906.9122
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stubbs13939.0039
Ruiz12262.219

Receiving Leaders

South Dakota StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Schneider7598.4118
Tiefenthaler35016.7032
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ruiz27236.0163
Stubbs34113.7021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSDSUYSU
TD11:30Reginald Gandy 22 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 70
TD07:39Martin Ruiz 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 76
SECOND QUARTERSDSUYSU
TD12:28Zach Zenner 3 Yd Pass From Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 146
TD03:05Zach Zenner 6 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 216
TD02:53Martin Ruiz 63 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick) 2113
TD00:40Jason Schneider 8 Yd Pass From Austin Sumner (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 2813
THIRD QUARTERSDSUYSU
TD01:52Austin Sumner 7 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 3513
FOURTH QUARTERSDSUYSU
TD11:03Zach Zenner 1 Yd Run (Justin Syrovatka Kick) 4213