Scores

Final

Illinois State 27

(4-4, 2-2 MVFC)

Youngstown St 22

(5-3, 1-2 MVFC)

4:00 PM ET, October 20, 2007

Stambaugh Stadium, Youngstown, OH

1 2 3 4 T
ILST 7 13 0 727
YSU 13 0 3 622

Top Performers

Passing: L. Drone (ILST) - 278 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: G. Blow (ILST) - 17 CAR, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Horton (ILST) - 5 REC, 119 YDS, 1 TD

Illinois St. 27, Youngstown St. 22

Associated Press

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) -- Geno Blow ran for a 77-yard score and Jason Horton caught a 69-yard TD to spur an Illinois State offense that rolled up 453 yards in a 27-22 win over Youngstown State.

Blow's first quarter run put the Redbirds (4-4, 2-2 MAC) on the board after Youngstown State (5-3, 1-2) grabbed a 10-0 lead. Horton's touchdown at the end of the half made it 20-13 and put Illinois State in front to stay.

Luke Drone completed 19 of 30 for 278 yards for Illinois State. Blow ran for 128 yards on 17 carries and Horton gained 119 yards on five catches.

The Penguins' Kevin Smith rushed for 70 yards on 19 carries and scored on a 1-yard run with 10:10 to play to finish the game's scoring. Youngstown State's Ferlando Williams added 59 yards on eight tries and five receptions for 71 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ILST
YSU
1st Downs1915
Total Yards453307
Passing278155
Rushing175152
Penalties5-294-16
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers01
Possession33:5726:03

Passing Leaders

Illinois StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Drone19/302789.320
Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Zetts14/301555.201

Rushing Leaders

Illinois StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blow171287.510
Rice16573.600
Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Smith19683.620
Williams Jr.8567.000

Receiving Leaders

Illinois StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Horton511923.810
Mickle67712.810
Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams Jr.57114.200
Berry44110.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERILSTYSU
TD11:12Kevin Smith 1 Yd Run (Brian Palmer Kick) 07
FG05:09Brian Palmer 37 Yd 010
TD04:49Geno Blow 77 Yd Run (Steven Fetzer Kick) 710
FG02:30Brian Palmer 41 Yd 713
SECOND QUARTERILSTYSU
FG12:54Steven Fetzer 47 Yd 1013
FG06:09Steven Fetzer 36 Yd 1313
TD01:37Jason Horton 69 Yd Pass From Luke Drone (Steven Fetzer Kick) 2013
THIRD QUARTERILSTYSU
FG09:48Brian Palmer 40 Yd 2016
FOURTH QUARTERILSTYSU
TD14:07Kevett Mickle 14 Yd Pass From Luke Drone (Steven Fetzer Kick) 2716
TD10:10Kevin Smith 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 2722