With the FCS playoffs shelved for the fall, the Missouri Valley Conference announced Friday that it will move its football season to the spring.
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Some assistant coaches and sports department support staff will lose their jobs as Youngstown State eliminates 22 positions as part of budget cuts related to the coronavirus pandemic.
- MVC, eyeing FCS playoffs, opts for spring season
- Youngstown State cutting 22 sports positions
- Source: Cincy's Phillips to replace Pelini at YSU
- Pelini returning to LSU as defensive coordinator
Youngstown State is expected to hire Cincinnati assistant Doug Phillips as its next head coach, a source told ESPN.
Bo Pelini is returning to LSU as defensive coordinator, replacing Dave Aranda. Pelini served the same role at LSU from 2005 to 2007.
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Joe Alessi ran for 103 yards and the Youngstown State defense shut down Illinois State for a 21-3 upset over the FCS sixth-ranked Redbirds on Saturday.
Kurtis Wilderman was 17-of-20 passing for 140 yards and Indiana State rushed for three touchdowns in a 24-17 victory over Youngstown State on Saturday.
Austin Simmons threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score, South Dakota had two 100-yard rushers, and the Coyotes defeated Youngstown State 56-21 on Saturday.
Trey Lance threw for three touchdowns and ran for another and North Dakota State beat Youngstown State 56-17 on Saturday night to extend its win streak to 30 games.
Nathan Mays completed just 10 passes but four of them went for touchdowns and Joe Alessi ran for 156 yards and two scores as Youngstown State roughed up Western Illinois 59-14 on Saturday.
Kare Lyles completed seven passes and two went for touchdowns and Southern Illinois beat Youngstown State 35-10 Saturday in a Missouri Valley Conference matchup.
J'Bore Gibbs threw for a touchdown and ran for two more and South Dakota State beat Youngstown State 38-28 on Saturday night in a battle between two of the top teams in the Football Championship Subdivision.
Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked...
Joe Alessi had a 43-yard touchdown run and finished with 146 yards on 14 carries and Nathan Mays threw a TD pass and ran for two scores to propel Youngstown State to a 45-10 victory over Robert Morris on Saturday.
Nathan Mays threw for 131 yards and ran for 63 yards and a score and the defense played a major role in Youngstown State's 34-14 win over Duquesne on Saturday.
Nathan Mays threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score, Joe Alessi rushed for two scores and Youngstown State amassed 640 total yards of offense in beating Howard 54-28 on Saturday for its second straight win.
The FCS Kickoff had always matched two nationally ranked teams, but Saturday's sixth annual season-opening showcase didn't have any.