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YSU Penguin Athletics / Missouri Valley Football Announces Specialty Honors
« Last post by IAA Fan on November 26, 2021, 11:55:20 AM »
Missouri State QB Jason Shelley has been named the Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Player of the Year and the league's Newcomer of the Year; UNI's Jared Brinkman has been tabbed the league's Defensive Player of the Year; Youngstown State's QB Demeatric Crenshaw is the conference Freshman of the Year; and coach Matt Entz has been tabbed the MVFC Coach of the Year.

    Full All-Conference Team announced Monday, Nov. 29
    Full All-Newcomer Team announced Tuesday, Nov. 30

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  DL Jared Brinkman, UNI
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#3 QB Jason Shelley, 5-11, 197, RJr., Missouri State, Frisco (Texas) Lone Star High, Utah St.
Walter Payton Award Finalist … Two-time MVFC Offensive Player of the Week … Three-time MVFC Newcomer of the Week … STATS FCS National Player of the Week honorable mention (11/15/21) … Valley leader in total offense (310.3), yards per pa$$ attempt (8.57) and points responsible for (176) … Shattered Missouri State single-season pa$$ing yardage (3,068) and total offense (3,417) records … Only Missouri State quarterback in program history to throw for 200 yards or more in his first 11 career games … Engineered four game-winning drives in the fourth quarter Ranked 10th in the nation in total offense … Transfer from Utah State.

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:  QB Jason Shelley, Missouri State
#44 DL Jared Brinkman, UNI, 6-2, 290 pounds, Sr., Iowa City (Iowa) Regina High
Leads team in tackles for losses with 13 for 47 yards ... notched 7 sacks for a loss of 34 yards ... has 1 forced fumble and recovered 1 fumble ... leads in tackling with 67 total on the season ... has 21 solo tackles and a$$isted on 46 more ... Buck Buchanan Award Preseason Watch List ... Stats Perform Preseason All-American ... Athlon Preseason All-American ... Phil Steele Preseason DPOTY ... MVFC First Team preseason honors.

FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR:  QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State
#10 QB Demeatric Crenshaw, Youngstown State, 6-1, 215, RFr., Pickerington, Ohio (Central)
Crenshaw started nine games for the Penguins as a redshirt freshman…he completed 97-of-156 pa$$es for 791 yards and six touchdowns while rushing for 599 yards on 132 carries and scored seven times…in MVFC games, was 78-of-121 (64.5 percent) for 598 yards and five TDs and rushed for 449 yards on 94 attempts and had four scores…had 195 yards rushing against Missouri State and 134 against Western Illinois…had a season-high 198 yards pa$$ing at UNI…had two pa$$ing TDs against Southern Illinois and MSU…was named to the Jerry Rice Award Watch List.

‘BRUCE CRADDOCK’ VALLEY FOOTBALL COACH OF THE YEAR:  Matt Entz, North Dakota State
Matt Entz, NDSU, 3rd Season
Led the Bison to their second outright league title in three years as head coach with a 10-1 overall record and 7-1 in the league...Earned a No. 2 national seed for the FCS playoffs...NDSU is making its 12th straight postseason appearance...Team ranks No. 1 in FCS scoring defense (12.1) and leads the league in 13 categories including total defense (262.3), pa$$ing yards allowed (177.2), red zone defense (.684), third down defense (.265), sacks per game (3.64) and rushing offense (271.8)...Highest ranked FCS team in the Sagarin ratings (55)...Has a 33-4 record as head coach, 20-3 in the league...Two-time AFCA Regional Coach of the Year.

LEADING VOTE GETTERS IN EACH CATEGORY
A panel of coaches, sports information and media determined the teams.

OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    148
Pierre Strong    SDSU    135
Nic Baker    SIU    30
 
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jared Brinkman    UNI    129
Brayden Thomas    NDSU    60
Montrae Braswell    MSU    53
Jack Cochrane    USD    51
 
FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Demeatric Crenshaw    YSU    123
Cole Mueller    ILS    96
Nick Gaes    USD    61
 
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Jason Shelley    MSU    172
Chris Oladokun    SDSU    108
Darius Joiner    WIU    43
 
COACH OF THE YEAR
Name    School    Points
Matt Entz    NDSU    124
Bobby Petrino    MSU    115
Bob Nielson    USD    87
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YSU Penguin Athletics / YSU's Velez Named Missouri Valley Offensive Lineman of the Week
« Last post by IAA Fan on November 26, 2021, 11:47:27 AM »
This week's Missouri Valley Football Conference Offensive Lineman of the Week is Youngstown State's Jordan Velez.

OG Jordan Velez, Senior, 6-4, 305, Kenilworth, N.J. (St. Joesph Regional)
Velez didn't start but came on during first quarter and played a big part in the Penguins' 35-18 win over Southern Illinois. Playing in his final game at YSU, he came in to play on the second series at left guard and played the remainder of the contest. The Penguins had 268 yards rushing on 53 carries against the Salukis while tailback Jaleel McLaughlin rushed for 185 yards and three scores, two of which were 30-yards plus that were set up by Velez blocks.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2021 Football Recap - Spring and Fall
« Last post by peteonastick on November 24, 2021, 01:49:26 PM »
I agree with Stick on just about everything. I too always like those thunder and lightning backfields. We had them from 90-96. We also had them for several years under coach Montgomery.

I am not sure, but I do not think #8 can transfer again.

Not sure I am completely with you on the QB situation. A tall QB (with arm and vision) that can get outside is just as effective (with 2-back sets) if mot more so. Not convinced there is ever going to be top-rated medium-to-deep pa$$ing out of Crenshaw.

MVFC Freshman of the year!!  Can't argue with that!  I like what he brings and I think if given time in the pocket he will develop into a better pa$$er - when someone is in your face it is difficult to get to third read that is usually downfield.  Hard to analyze coverages when you have no time in pocket to make decisions.  Not completely his fault that we can't throw downfield to stretch the secondary and linebackers!.

GO GUINS
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2021 Football Recap - Spring and Fall
« Last post by IAA Fan on November 23, 2021, 04:10:11 PM »
I agree with Stick on just about everything. I too always like those thunder and lightning backfields. We had them from 90-96. We also had them for several years under coach Montgomery.

I am not sure, but I do not think #8 can transfer again.

Not sure I am completely with you on the QB situation. A tall QB (with arm and vision) that can get outside is just as effective (with 2-back sets) if mot more so. Not convinced there is ever going to be top-rated medium-to-deep pa$$ing out of Crenshaw.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2021 Football Recap - Spring and Fall
« Last post by YSUGO on November 23, 2021, 03:47:58 PM »
We need to get bigger and faster and get some bulldozers on the offensive line.  Defensive line as well. Till we get strong up
The middle we won’t be a top tier team in the MVFC.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: 2021 Football Recap - Spring and Fall
« Last post by Wick250 on November 23, 2021, 01:34:50 PM »
I agree with much of what Stick said, especially the need to fortify the roster with select transfers. One remarkable accomplishment of this team was overshadowed by all the losing.  We were perfect in the red zone, and most of the scores were touchdowns.

Take a look at next year's schedule.  With modest improvement, there is no reason that we could not win all six home games.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / 2021 Football Recap - Spring and Fall
« Last post by peteonastick on November 23, 2021, 01:05:22 PM »
Time to recap the season! Overall, I would give the program a C+ for a final grade.  There were definite highlights to the season and low lights that in many cases, over shadowed the highs.  The fact that 6 teams from the MVFC made the playoffs tells everyone the conference is legit for FCS and the sets the bar for competitive football. Even if they are watered down.  The fact that we beat 3 playoff teams is a plus. We should have been 6-4 this season! The team never quit all year, unlike teams from the Pelini era.  I like what I am seeing in Crenshaw, but we need a solid back-up that offers that same 1-2 punch of being able to throw and run when Crenshaw is not in the game. Having a back up that is one dimensional is an issue and defenses can tee off on the QB.

We have to make sure Jaleel does not leave, rumor has it he is looking to be invited to the NFL Combine?? Not sure that is true but whatever he does, we have to make sure he does not enter the portal, AGAIN! Would like to see two back sets but I will complain about that forever - would also like to see Crenshaw under center more!!

We will need to replace some WR and a tight end.  Tight ends are killers and we need to utilize that position more!

Recruit, Recruit, Recruit and live by the portal and die by the portal.  Have to find OL and DL now to stabilize those positions into the future.  If we want to compete and beat UNI, SDSU and NDSU - the OL and DL have to put on 40 pounds across the board and move like tight ends.  We will not be able to compete in this conference until that happens.  A great OL makes a mediocre RB look great.  If Jaleel had a solid and consistent OL - he would have doubled his yardage!!

Coaching can always be improved and hopefully this staff learned a lot about the MVFC and what it takes to win  in the meat grinder of a schedule. The offseason is when championships are won.  The staff has its first full offseason, let's see how they do!!  I say we need 10 D1 transfers to make an impact next year until recruits can step up.  Pelini era lack of recruiting set this team back 4 years.  I like what DP is doing, heard is out the next two weeks recruiting and hitting it hard and traveling around to get the bodies he needs to win. I like the schedule next year - no UNI or SDSU - time to take advantage of that!

GO GUINS!!

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: SALUKIS
« Last post by Penquin68 on November 23, 2021, 09:21:51 AM »
It seems to me that we can at least be competitive with much of the MVFC who do not have the really big O and D lines.  Those we are in trouble with are NDSU, SDSU, and NIU.  The rest of the teams we seem to be in the ball park size wise on the lines etc. Not sure how the rest of the league competes with the bigger teams. Like the game last week, SIU. They didn't really impress me, yet the beat SDSU.

One big improvement I see in our team is the defensive backs and their ability to cover recievers one on one. Their coach is Ashton Yoboti who played at OSU with JT and a few years in the pros. I have heard some of the D backs talk about the drills he has them doing for foot work and how they come to practice early to work on their technique. With coaching I think most know the proper technique etc., but getting the players to buy in and get the message is the difficult part. I taught for much of my career and it is so important to get student buy in. Most teachers know the material, but can't get it across and get student buy in. In teaching the best teachers have the students trying to not let the teacher down by not getting the material. Today one can get material on most topics on line with ease. Teachers are needed for the personal connection to the student and being able to get them over the rough spots.  I think Ashton must have that gift.

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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: playoffs
« Last post by penguinpower on November 22, 2021, 01:25:39 PM »
The playoffs are a joke.  You have teams that spend the bare minimum in the smaller leagues less schollys etc.  take out the Ivy League and HSBU schools that have their own bowl that takes out another league.  As for the rich get richer I don’t think making the playoffs makes you money.  And again being in a conference where we are always going to be a bubble team is competitive and economically a disaster as our track record has shown in the MVFC.

What I meant by rich get richer is not really about.money.  it s about the caliber of players.  That's what I meant.
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YSU Penguin Athletics / Re: Niagara 58 YSU 53
« Last post by Dmorton on November 22, 2021, 01:24:07 PM »
Niagara played very well against the Buckeyes!
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