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[WATCH-TV] Youngstown State vs Missouri State Live Stream Full Free Spring Football
Youngstown State will try to rebound from a heartbreaking loss at Western Illinois when it travels to Missouri State on Saturday afternoon. Kickoff from Springfield is at 3 p.m. Eastern. The only way to watch this game is on ESPN+. Fans can sign up for $5.99 on a monthly basis or pay $59.99 for an entire year.
The Penguins gave up an 11-point second-half lead in their 27-24 loss at WIU. Missouri State’s last game was a 30-27 win vs. Southern Illinois on March 30.
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Tony Tate scored three touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return, and Justin Nutof intercepted a pass in the closing seconds to help Western Illinois beat Youngstown State 27-24 on Saturday night to snap an 8-game losing.
The Leathernecks (1-5, 1-5 Missouri Valley Conference) won for the first time since beating South Dakota 38-34 on November 2, 2019.
Mark Waid hit London Pearson for a 1-yard touchdown on the final play of the first half and Colt McFadden’s 33-yard field goal capped the opening drive of the second to give Youngstown State 24-13 lead. Tate took the ensuing kickoff for a TD but neither team scored again until Sampson hit Tate for a 28-yard touchdown to cap the scoring with 6:35 left.
The Youngstown State football team begins its April slate with a late-evening contest at Western Illinois in Macomb on Saturday at Hanson Field. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m. Eastern/7 p.m. Central time. The game is available live on WBCB, ESPN+, WKBN 570 AM and iHeartRadio.
Pierre Strong Jr. ran 21 times for 124 yards, Cole Frahm kicked a 29-yard field goal in the final minute, and South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 19-17 on Saturday.
Frahm came through when South Dakota State needed him most after he had missed a PAT attempt early in the third quarter and a 43-yard FG attempt early in the fourth.
Mark Gronowski helped get the FCS No. 8 Jackrabbits (3-1, 3-1 Missouri Valley Football Conference) into field goal position by completing back-to-back passes of 39 and 16 yards to Zach Heins. The drive started at the South Dakota State 21 with 2:53 left and ended on Frahm’s field goal with 31 seconds to go.
The Jackrabbits’ Tolu Ogunrinde sacked Mark Waid and forced a fumble that Thomas Stacker recovered to secure the win with a second left in the game.
The Penguins (1-4) had their contest with North Dakota postponed last Friday so they were not in action last weekend. In its previous outing, YSU picked up its first win of the spring campaign with a 28-10 victory over South Dakota at Stambaugh Stadium. YSU scored a touchdown on its opening drive and the game was never within eight points from that point on. TB Jaleel McLaughlin rushed for a season-best 166 yards on 28 carries while QB Mark Waid had 74 yards on 16 totes.
TB Christian Turner caught a touchdown pass and had a scoring run in the fourth quarter. The defense had five sacks, forced three turnovers and allowed just 12 yards rushing.
YSU took an 8-0 lead as Waid found Turner on a 10-yard scoring toss and then hit London Pearson for the two-point conversion. With the score 11-3 in the third, Waid plunged in from a yard out to push the advantage to 18-3. Colt McFadden’s second field goal of the game and Turner’s 38-yard rushing score rounded out the Penguins’ scoring. LB Grant Dixon played a key role in all three turnovers. He had his first YSU interception, forced a fumble and recovered another fumble in the game.
Western Illinois (0-5) dropped a 34-20 contest to UNI last Saturday at Hanson Field. The Panthers broke on a 7-7 contest by scoring 17 unanswered points, including a key 62-yard blocked field goal return as the first half expire. The Leathernecks were able to get within a pair of scores in the fourth quarter, but a UNI TD extended its lead to 34-13 and put the game out of reach. WIU QB Conn0r Sampson completed 40-of-58 passes for 355 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the loss.
This will be the 34th all-time meeting between the schools in a series that dates back to 1969. YSU has won 11 of the last 14 meetings since 2004, including five wins in Macomb. The Guins won 59-14 in the fall of 2019 at Stambaugh Stadium, while WIU won at home, 45-38, in September 2018.
Michael Lawson returned a punt 36 yards for a score to give Western Illinois a 7-0 lead about five minutes into the game.