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Game Summary: Soccer | | | Mike Williams
Normal, Illinois – A late touchdown with just five seconds left in the game gave Youngstown State (6-3, 4-2 MVFC) a come-from-behind victory over Illinois State (5-4, 3-3 MVFC) at Hancock Stadium on Saturday afternoon. I was. .
How it happened:
• Illinois State took the lead as a redshirt freshman quarterback and wasted little time Tommy Rittenhouse Early in the first quarter, the Redbirds’ first play from scrimmage broke free for a 42-yard touchdown run to put the ISU up 7–0.
• The Penguins hit back on the ensuing drive, with quarterback Mitch Davidson throwing the ball from 2 yards out and driving 75 yards in 8 plays to tie the score at 7-7 with 8:39 left in the first quarter. I caught up with
• The Redbirds quickly regained the lead. Ian Wagner Connected on a 43-yard field goal to make the score 10-7 with 5:00 left in the first quarter.
• Less than a minute into the second quarter, the Penguins tied the game at 10-10 with Colt McFadden’s 38-yard field goal.
• Then Illinois State took advantage of Youngstown State’s miscue. Jalen Carr The Redbirds controlled the clock for nearly five minutes before Rittenhouse ran it in from a yard out to cap off a 12-play scoring drive, making it 17–10.
• With 34 seconds remaining until halftime, McFadden scored his second field goal of the contest from 48 yards out to break it 17-13.
• Neither team scored in the third quarter, and the game continued until the final minute. With 1:06 left Youngstown State got the ball back and in eight plays he drove 80 yards for a 12-yard touchdown he passed to win the game. From Davidson to Bryce Oliver made the score 19-17.
• Youngstown State didn’t lead the game until the final touchdown with five seconds remaining.
• Rittenhouse earned his first career start and scored both touchdowns in a game on the Illinois ground. It’s his two firsts of his career…he finished the contest with his 81 yards rushing and his 103 yards passing.
• Wideout Daniel Sobkowitz He led the way to the Redbirds with a career-high 10 catches and 96 yards.
• Linebacker Zeke Vandenberg Leading the defense with 10 tackles and added TFL to the contest
• Fellow linebackers Kenton Wilhoite Record two sacks in the game, Deandre Lamont Also added one.
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The Redbirds head to Brookings, South Dakota next Saturday to face top-ranked Jack Rabbits, South Dakota at 2pm.
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