Scores

Final

Youngstown St 38

(8-1, 5-0 MVC)

South Dakota 34

(4-5, 3-3 MVC)

2:00 PM ET, November 2, 2013

Dakotadome, VERMILLION, SD

1 2 3 4 T
YSU 7 12 6 1338
SDAK 3 17 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hess (YSU) - 283 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Ruiz (YSU) - 23 CAR, 131 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: R. Donovan (SDAK) - 4 REC, 103 YDS

Youngstown St. beats USD in final seconds 38-34

Associated Press

VERMILLION, S.D. -- Martin Ruiz scored with 14 seconds remaining to answer a late South Dakota touchdown as Youngstown State sealed a wild 38-34 win Saturday.

Jordan Roberts ran in from 11 yards to give South Dakota a 34-31 lead with two minutes left to play. The Penguins (8-1, 5-0 Missouri Valley Conference) took off down the field with a 10-play, 74-yard drive that was capped off by Ruiz's three-yard rush into the end zone.

Kurt Hess finished with 283 yards passing for two touchdowns and rushed for another as the Penguins ended with 517 offensive yards. Youngstown State turned the ball over three times -- all fumbles -- against the Coyotes and fought through seven lead changes to stay undefeated in the MVC.

South Dakota (4-5, 3-3) capitalized on two Penguin fumbles after taking possession with a 17-yard TD run by QB Kevin Earl and a 40-yard field goal by Miles Bergner.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
YSU
SDAK
1st Downs2524
Total Yards517388
Passing283229
Rushing234159
Penalties6-698-60
3rd Down Conversions9-156-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers30
Possession34:0425:56

Passing Leaders

Youngstown StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hess22/2628310.920
South DakotaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Earl16/312197.120

Rushing Leaders

Youngstown StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ruiz231315.7236
Webb56412.8142
South DakotaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bouma16764.8018
Earl8334.1117

Receiving Leaders

Youngstown StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryan45213.0018
Webb25226.0140
South DakotaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Donovan410325.8055
Meyer23618.0021

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERYSUSDAK
FG04:49Miles Bergner 39 Yd
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03
TD01:39Jody Webb 40 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Joey Cejudo Kick)
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73
SECOND QUARTERYSUSDAK
TD13:17Kevin Earl 17 Yd Run (Miles Bergner Kick)
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710
TD08:56Kurt Hess 4 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1310
TD08:03Kayl Barkley 9 Yd Pass From Kevin Earl (Miles Bergner Kick)
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1317
TD05:13Martin Ruiz 6 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1917
FG01:20Miles Bergner 40 Yd
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1920
THIRD QUARTERYSUSDAK
TD06:10Josh Vander Maten 11 Yd Pass From Kevin Earl (Miles Bergner Kick)
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1927
TD01:08Michael Wheary 3 Yd Pass From Kurt Hess (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
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2527
FOURTH QUARTERYSUSDAK
TD11:14Jody Webb 42 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed)
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3127
TD02:14Jordan Roberts 11 Yd Run (Miles Bergner Kick)
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3134
TD00:14Martin Ruiz 3 Yd Run (Joey Cejudo Kick) 3834