YSU falls at Missouri State ending their road portion 2021 spring season
YSU falls to 1-6 and in conference play while MSU improves to 5-1 in a 21-10 loss Saturday afternoon.
YSU took a 3-0 lead midway through the second quarter on a 38-yard field goal by Colt McFadden. The YSU defense dominated with MSU starting quarterback Matt Struck in the contest. However, Struck was replaced by Jaden Johnson late in the second quarter and the Bears found some offensive momentum.
YSU pulled within 21-10 with 8:40 remaining when Joe Craycraft connected with Dra Rushton on a four-yard touchdown pass. It was the first touchdown of Rushton's YSU career.
TB Jaleel McLaughlin was able to rush for more than 100 yards for the fifth consecutive contest. He had 20 carries for 100 yards against the Bears.
The Penguins had 267 yards of total offense while Missouri State finished with 270. Craycraft was 10-of-24 for 100 yards, with a long of 35 yards to C.J. Charleston in the fourth quarter. Grant Dixon led the YSU defense with 12 solo tackles. Johnson completed 6-of-12 passes for 73 yards and two touchdowns.
The Penguins are scheduled to close out the Spring season next Saturday against North Dakota. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 12:05 p.m.
Former Liberty player now YSU player Dra Rushton spoke to our Austin Malutic about scoring his first college touchdown
“Just felt good to go out there and show the Penguin nation what I can do. Was excited to finally get my opportunity and I knew I had to make a play. Coach called my number and we executed the play perfectly. I hope this is the first of many and I will continue to make the best out of every opportunity I get”.