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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football starts Fall camp
« Last post by Double ET on August 14, 2022, 05:56:55 AM »
From today’s Tribune/Vindy

Penguins building depth in 1st fall scrimmage

AUG 14, 2022

Staff writer

Correspondent photo / Robert Hayes YSU’s Dra Rushton (Liberty) stiff arms Devin Johnson during the Penguins’ first scrimmage Saturday afternoon.

YOUNGSTOWN — Defense won the day, 27-21, at Youngstown State’s first team scrimmage Saturday, though the score was mostly secondary to the purpose.

“For us, it’s about building depth,” YSU head coach Doug Phillips noted. “To come out and do a live scrimmage from start to finish and be able to get the (second- and third-string players into live action), and now we can go back in the film room and see the film, evaluate them and see who can help us when we get into the season.”

The first string offense sputtered to begin the day, posting back-to-back three-and-out series. That included a pair of Demeatric Crenshaw incomplete pa$$es on drive one and a sack of Crenshaw and another incompletion on drive two. He did find Bryce Oliver for a 9-yard gain in that span.

However, on the first stringers’ third series, the offense hit a groove, particularly in the ground game. Dra Rushton, a Liberty graduate, received first-team reps in place of Jaleel McLaughlin, who was held out of the scrimmage to prevent any injuries. Rushton ran for 64 yards and a touchdown as part of an 11-play, 75-yard touchdown drive capped by his 1-yard plunge into the end zone.

“The offensive line told me, ‘Come on. We’re ready to go; let’s work.’ The pigs out there, they moved everyone, and I just have to find a hole and hit it. So I credit the O-line,” Rushton said.

Crenshaw also completed an 11-yard pa$$ to Bryce Oliver during the series.

“We know what Dra did in the spring, and we had a rep count on Dre,” Phillips said. “That first two series of the scrimmage, he showed what he can do with the football in his hands, and once we saw that, we said, ‘OK, now let’s go find the No. 3 back.'”

To that end, Phillips highlighted the play of Ursuline alum Dante Walker and Austintown Fitch graduate Randy Smith Jr.

Walker had a rushing touchdown, while Smith picked up nice gains at times and also factored well into YSU’s pa$$ing game, particularly in the flats.

Receiver Max Tomczak also had a strong day with the second-team offense, catching pa$$es of 60 and 20 yards from Mitch Davidson on one drive, capped by the second reception for a touchdown in the corner.

Chase Glover-Rogers had a pair of receptions, one for seven yards and one for 14, the latter from Crenshaw.

“We know we have to build depth. We know C.J. Charleston, Bryce Oliver and Latrell Fordham; they’ve shown in spring and through camp thus far. So to see Max Tomczak on one series catch four balls, one being a touchdown, to see Chase Glover making plays, that’s really where we needed to build depth on the offensive side of the ball,” Phillips said.

Tomczak nearly had another touchdown, as he was wide open up the seam. But a Crenshaw pa$$ just missed the mark.

Defensively, Phillips noted the rep count was a bit higher, as the unit features a lot of new faces.

“The Marcus Hookers, the Caleb Burrs at safety, the Greg Bentons, Keon Freemans, they got a lot of reps today because it’s a new defense for them. So they’re learning as we go. For them to have the opportunity to play that many plays today will make them better.”

So far, Phillips said he likes what he sees in terms of progress.

“I thought we made a huge jump from Week 1 to Week 2, which you do,” he noted. “I thought we were a completely different team this week practicing. Now we come in for Sunday practice, and we have to get refocused. We have to make another huge jump going into Week 3 of camp.”
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Preseason men's college basketball rankings
« Last post by Penguin Nick on August 12, 2022, 04:19:36 PM »
I'm so excited for this upcoming season!  Hopefully they can live up to the hype.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Preseason men's college basketball rankings
« Last post by mudclods on August 12, 2022, 09:44:09 AM »
The Hoops Resource has YSU ranked 128, tops in the Horizon, and 21st in Mid Major
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by The YO Show on August 10, 2022, 10:13:45 PM »
Mine did not. I called on Tuesday and they said they didn't mail mine yet, still need too. So hopefully I get them sometime soon!
Youngstown State senior tailback Jaleel McLaughlin has been named a preseason first-team All-American by Phil Steele, the organization announced this week. A group of 10 Penguins earned preseason All-MVFC honors by the outlet.

McLaughlin has been receiving numerous preseason accolades which includes being named to the Walter Payton Award Watch List, as well as being a preseason second-team All-American by Stats Perform. He was recognized as a preseason first-team All-Missouri Valley Football Conference selection.

YSU players who were tabbed first, second, third or fourth team includes: McLaughlin (first team), offensive lineman Jaison Williams (second team), linebacker Greg Benton Jr. (second team), wide receiver Bryce Oliver (third team), defensive end Dylan Wudke (third team), placekicker Colt McFadden (third team), defensive end James Jackson (fourth team), linebacker Griffin Hoak (fourth team), long snapper Sam Merryman (fourth team) and cornerback Troy Jakubec (fourth team).

 Players Mentioned:

#48 Griffin Hoak
    6' 1"
    220 lbs

#8 James Jackson
    6' 2"
    230 lbs

#2 Troy Jakubec
    6' 1"
    175 lbs

#19 Colt McFadden
    6' 0"
    200 lbs

#8 Jaleel McLaughlin
    5' 9"
    195 lbs

#0 Sam Merryman
    6' 2"
    210 lbs

#0 Bryce Oliver
    6' 1"
    215 lbs

#54 Jaison Williams
    6' 2"
    310 lbs

#17 Dylan Wudke
    6' 4"
    245 lbs

#5 Greg Benton Jr.
    6' 1"
    230 lbs

YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by Penquin68 on August 09, 2022, 06:05:59 PM »
Yes, mine came last week. I was a renewal in the chair back seats, Penguin Club.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 09, 2022, 05:54:43 PM »
Did anyone else get theirs?
YSU Penguin Athletics / New Board Theme for Phones and Tablets
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 07, 2022, 11:38:07 AM »
We now have a new theme that can be used more easily on your mobile devices. It is called "vVide". I know that it is not Red & White as of yet,  but it will be much nicer to use on your phones and tablets. It will work well on your computer as well.

Here is how to load it:

1. Write down you Username and Pa$$word.
2. Click on "Profile" at the top of the forum.
3. Under 'Modify Profile' on the left side, Click on "Look and Layout".
4. Beside "Current Theme" click on 'Change'.
5. Scroll to the bottom and under "vVide", choose 'Use this Theme'.

Feel free to ask any questions in this thread, or give any opinions. This does not mean that you cannot continue to use the Current Red & White theme. Using the above steps, you can always change your theme, I just think that those that use their mobile devices will like this new "vVide" theme.

Since the theme is new, it may not have your ID and pa$$word stored, so write it down before you change. If you do not remember your pa$$word and need it' you can click on the link right below where you normally sign in, or feel free to send me a message or post in here. DO NOT POST YOUR Pa$$WORD IN THE FORUM. We will never hand out or post your pa$$word.
YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: YSU football starts Fall camp
« Last post by YSU45 on August 07, 2022, 09:42:28 AM »
Any word on how things are going?  Any freshman pushing for playing time?
YSU Penguin Athletics / Tickets and Parking Pa$$es Arrived
« Last post by IAA Fan on August 07, 2022, 09:32:14 AM »
Tickets are here!!!
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