• Mays Breaks Record, Seniors Leave With Victory Over Samford
    November 23, 2002
    It was a day for the ages at the Ice Castle for the Youngstown State football team as 18 seniors concluded their collegiate careers victoriously over the Samford Bulldogs 37-29 behind a record-breaking day for P.J. Mays on a cold, windy day at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Penguins Close Out 2002 Season Against Samford
    November 20, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team plays their final game of the season against Samford on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
  • Penguins Solid In Final Road Game Win at Illinois State
    November 09, 2002
    Normal, Ill. -- The Youngstown State football team used a complete effort to beat Illinois State 24-17 on Saturday at Hancock Stadium on a windy Saturday afternoon. With the win, YSU finished 4-3 in the Gateway and improves to 6-4 overall securing a winning record for a school-record-tying seventh consecutive season.
  • Penguins Look For Win in Final Road Game at Illinois State
    November 06, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team plays their final road game of the year at Illinois State on Saturday at Hancock Stadium in Normal, Ill. Kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Eastern time, 1:30 p.m. in Normal.
  • Penguins Run to 21-9 Victory Over SIU
    November 02, 2002
    Senior tailback P.J. Mays set a school-record with his fourth career 200-plus yard game and also eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark for the second consecutive year helping lead the Penguins to a 21-9 victory over Southern Illinois on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Penguins Play Homecoming Game Against Salukis
    October 30, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team plays their annual Homecoming game on Saturday when Southern Illinois visits Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.
  • Penguins Suffer 19-0 Loss at Western Illinois
    October 26, 2002
    Macomb, Ill. -- The Youngstown State defense held one of highest scoring teams in the Gateway to just under half their average, but still suffered a 19-0 loss at Western Illinois on Saturday afternoon.
  • Penguins Travel To WIU to Face No. 9 Leathernecks
    October 23, 2002
    The No. 23 Youngstown State football team travels to Macomb, Ill., on Saturday to play ninth-ranked Western Illinois in a key Gateway Football Conference matchup. Kickoff is set for 2:05 p.m. Eastern Time, 1:05 p.m. in Macomb.
  • Penguins Fall to Northern Iowa, 22-7
    October 19, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team was denied of its chance to take control of the Gateway Conference by falling to league rival Northern Iowa 22-7 as a crowd of 18,699 fans watched on Saturday evening at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • YSU Brings Winning Streak Into Home Clash With UNI
    October 16, 2002
    The 17th/18th-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to No. 21/23 Northern Iowa on Saturday at 4:07 p.m. The top 25 matchup is the Gateway Football Conference television game of the week. All-time YSU is 7-0 as part of the Gateway television broadcast.
  • Penguins Earn First Florida Win, 24-17 Over FAU
    October 12, 2002
    Miami, Fla. -- The Youngstown State football team picked up their first-ever win in the state of Florida beating Florida Atlantic 24-17 on a steamy Saturday night at Pro Player Stadium.
  • YSU Heads to Sunshine State to Play Florida Atlantic
    October 08, 2002
    The 22nd/24th-ranked Youngstown State football team travels to Miami, Fla., to play Florida Atlantic on Saturday night at Pro Player Stadium, home of the NFL’s Miami Dolphins. The Penguins have never won in Florida losing four all-time Sunshine State contests.
  • Penguins Have Strong Showing in 31-16 Win Over ISU
    October 05, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team (3-2, 2-1 in the Gateway) defeated Indiana State (2-4, 0-1 in the Gateway) 31-16 behind 250 rushing yards and a dominating defensive effort that forced five Sycamore turnovers and blocked a field goal on Saturday night at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Penguins Return Home to Face Indiana State
    October 02, 2002
    The 22nd-ranked Youngstown State football team returns home after a key road victory last Saturday at Southwest Missouri State. The Penguins now face Indiana State in another Gateway Football Conference contest at 7 p.m. on Saturday at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Penguins Prevent SMS Comeback in 24-17 Thriller
    September 28, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team built a 17-point lead over SMS by forcing five turnovers and playing smashmouth Penguin Football, before the defense stopped SMS twice deep in YSU territory in the late stages of the fourth quarter in a 24-17 victory at a sundrenched Plaster Field on Saturday afternoon.
  • Penguins Look To Rebound, Remain Perfect vs. SMS
    September 25, 2002
    The Youngstown State football team will be looking to snap a two-game losing streak when the Penguins travel to Springfield, Mo., to play at Southwest Missouri State on Saturday afternoon.
  • Penguins Drop Gateway Opener at WKU, 13-7
    September 21, 2002
    Bowling Green, Ky. -- The Youngstown State football team dropped their Gateway Football Conference opener 13-7 to Western Kentucky at L.T. Smith Stadium on Saturday night in Bowling Green, Ky.
  • Penguins Open Gateway Season at Western Kentucky
    September 17, 2002
    The No. 11 Youngstown State football team plays their first road game of the season this Saturday when the Penguins travel to Bowling Green, Ky., to play at Western Kentucky. Kickoff for YSU’s Gateway Football Conference opener is set for 6:35 p.m.
  • Cowboys Corral Penguins 28-13
    September 07, 2002
    The McNeese State football team excelled in every aspect of the game as they scored on offense, defense, and special teams to defeat Youngstown State 28-13 on Saturday night at Stambaugh Stadium.
  • Top Ten Battle on Tap For Penguins on Saturday Night
    September 03, 2002
    The eighth-ranked Youngstown State football team plays host to No. 6 McNeese State on Saturday night at Stambaugh Stadium. Kickoff for the nation’s only top-10 tussle of the second week of the season is set for 7 p.m.
  • Penguins Open With 27-14 Win Over Clarion
    August 29, 2002
    The largest crowd to ever watch a home opener in Stambaugh Stadium history saw the eighth-ranked Youngstown State football team begin its 2002 campaign with a 27-14 victory over Clarion.
  • Penguins Open 2002 Campaign At Home Against Clarion
    August 26, 2002
    The eighth-ranked Youngstown State football team begins the 2002 season at Stambaugh Stadium against Clarion on Thursday, August 29. The Penguins and Golden Eagles kickoff their 2002 seasons at 7:30 p.m.