Scores

Final

Youngstown St 35

(5-1, 2-0 MVC)

Indiana State 24

(1-4, 0-1 MVC)

3:05 PM ET, October 5, 2013

Memorial Stadium, TERRE HAUTE, IN

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 14 7 7 735
INST 3 7 0 1424

Top Performers

Passing: M. Perish (INST) - 392 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Ruiz (YSU) - 23 CAR, 141 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. Levingston (INST) - 2 REC, 56 YDS, 3 TD

Ruiz carries Youngstown St. past Indiana St. 35-24

Associated Press

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Martin Ruiz ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns and Kurt Hess became Youngstown State's all-time leader in passing yards in a 35-24 Missouri Valley Conference win over Indiana State on Saturday.

Ruiz did all his damage before the game was delayed by weather late in the third quarter. By then the Penguins (5-1, 2-0) had built a 28-10 lead.

Mike Perish threw two late touchdown passes, the first of which included two laterals before Sampson Levingston covered the final 8 yards for the Sycamores (1-4, 0-1) to make it close. He finished with 392 yards and three TDs.

Hess threw for just 164 yards but only needed 6 to pass Tom Zetts, who had 7,728 yards from 2003-07. Hess also passed Zetts for No. 1 in total offense.

Ruiz scored on a 44-yard run and a 13-yarder sandwiched around a Jameel Smith 95-yard interception return for a 21-3 lead.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
INST
1st Downs2125
Total Yards360478
Passing164392
Rushing19686
Penalties5-606-64
3rd Down Conversions2-910-19
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers02
Possession27:2532:35

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess14/231647.110
Indiana StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Perish30/563927.031

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ruiz231416.1344
Webb4348.5021
Indiana StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Logan10646.4028
Bell7172.405

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams35618.7032
Bryan55010.0119
Indiana StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris510120.2068
O'Leary56913.8021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUINST
FG09:35Tanner Fritschle 23 Yd
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03
TD09:16Martin Ruiz 44 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick)
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73
TD01:08Jameel Smith 95 Yd Interception Return (Joey Cejudo Kick)
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143
SECOND QUARTERYSUINST
TD07:12Martin Ruiz 13 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick)
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213
TD03:31Sampson Levingston 27 Yd Pass From Mike Perish (Tanner Fritschle Kick)
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2110
THIRD QUARTERYSUINST
TD09:37Martin Ruiz 6 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick) 2810
FOURTH QUARTERYSUINST
TD08:51Christian Bryan 2 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick)
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3510
TD07:48Sampson Levingston 8 Yd Pass From Mike Perish (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
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3516
TD01:57Sampson Levingston 21 Yd Pass From Mike Perish (Buck Logan Run For Two-Point Conversion)
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3524