Doug Phillips gets first win as a College Coach


The YSU football team used an all-around solid effort to defeat South Dakota 28-10 and earn their first victory of the spring season on a sunny Saturday.


YSU rushed for 303 yards,TB Jaleel McLaughlin rushed for 166 yards on 28 carries while QB Mark Waid had 74 yards on 16 attempts. Waid was 9-of-13 for 84 yards and a touchdown through the air. The Guins defense recorded five sacks and allowed just 12 rushing yards on 26 attempts. The Guins dominated in time of possession holding the ball for 38:15.


The Penguins (1-4) took their opening offensive possession down for a touchdown and never trailed in the contest. On third-and-goal, Waid found TB Christian Turner on a fade route in the back corner of the end zone to get the Guins on the scoreboard with 7:26 left in the first quarter. YSU went for two and Waid hit London Pearson on a dump off in the end zone to give the Guins an 8-0 lead.


Colt McFadden converted his first field goal of the game from 32 yards out to give the Guins an 11-3 lead early in the second quarter. USD was able to get on the scoreboard and pull within 11-3 when Mason Lorber made a 37-yard field goal.


YSU cashed in following a sack-fumble by James Jackson that was recovered by Grant Dixon at the USD 29-yard line. Eight plays later, Waid punched it in from a yard out to extend the YSU lead to 18-3 with 7:47 left in the third quarter. 


McFadden would add on another field goal, this from 41 yards out and after a turnover, Youngstown State put the game out of reach on its next dive. Turner had his second touchdown of the contest when he scored on a 38-yard run early in the fourth.


The Penguins close out the home portion of their spring schedule with a contest next Saturday against North Dakota. Kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium is set for 12:00 p.m.


Story by Austin Malutic