• Youngstown State won seven games in a season for the first time since 2007 and won seven Division-I games in the same campaign for first time since 2006.
• YSU opened the season with a 4-0 mark. It was the best start to a campaign since 2000.
• The 31-17 win over Pittsburgh was the program's first over a BCS program in school history. The victory marked the 20th over an FBS school since YSU joined the FCS in 1982. It was the Penguins first win over an FBS program since 2000 (Kent State).
• For the third consecutive year, YSU won its conference opener defeating UNI, 42-35.
• The win over UNI was the program's first since 2000.
• The Penguins led by double figures in nine of 11 games during the season.
• YSU scored 27-or-more points on eight occasions.
• YSU played seven FCS programs that were ranked at some point in time during the season.
• The Penguins had a balanced offense averaging 198.8 yards through the air and 187.3 yards on the ground.
• For the third consecutive year, YSU had more than 25 rushing touchdowns. YSU had 25 in 2012.
• YSU allowed just eight sacks, the fewest number allowed in a season in school history.
• The shut out against Valparaiso was the first by the Penguins since Sept. 26, 2009 vs. Indiana State.
• The Penguins defeated South Dakota 13-10 on Nov. 3. It was the fewest points scored in a victory since 1999.
• Lost only six fumbles, marking the ninth straight season of losing nine-or-fewer fumbles in a campaign.
• YSU had more time of possession nine times and more first downs and total offensive yards in nine games.
• The Penguins did not commit a turnover in five games. YSU was 4-1 in turnover-free games.
• YSU averaged 71.6 plays per game compared to just 58 per game by their opponents.
• The Penguins had 22 scoring drives that lasted 10-or-more plays.
• YSU had 25 scoring drives of 70-plus yards, including eight of 80-or-more yards.
• YSU tied the school-record for 3rd-down conversion percentage at 51.9 percent (1989). YSU was 82-of-158.
• The defense allowed just 95.5 yards rushing per game, the lowest output since 1994 and third-lowest total since 1966. YSU held five opponents under 71 yards rushing. The Penguins allowed one 100-yard rusher on the campaign.
• YSU allowed 11 rushing touchdowns, the fewest since 10 in 2005. Last year YSU allowed 24.
• YSU posted 21 sacks this season after registering 23 in 2011. Thirteen different players had sacks this year.
• In the final 14 quarters of the season, YSU outscored its opponents 92-29. The Penguins had 1,371 total offensive yards to the opposition's 740 yards.
• Every game starters were: WR Christian Bryan, CB Julius Childs, TB Jamaine Cook, FS Donald D'Alesio, OG Chris Elkins, QB Kurt Hess, OG Lamar Mady, OT D.J. Main, CB Dale Peterman, TE Will Shaw, DT Aronde Stanton.
• Cook set a school mark for all-purpose yardage in a career with 5,220 yards. In his 43-game career he averaged 121.4 yards per contest. He had 4,052 yards rushing, 614 yards in kickoff returns and 554 yards receiving.
• Cook ends his career ranking second in school history with 4,052 yards rushing in a career. He was just the second player to eclipse the 4,000-yard plateau in school history.
• Cook finished with 20 100-yard rushing games. That number is second to Smith's 22. Cook had six in 2012.
• Cook rushed for more than 1,000 yards three straight seasons. Just the second player in school history to rush for more than 1,000 yards in three consecutive seasons. Joins TB Tamron Smith as players to accomplish the feat.
• Kurt Hess threw for more than 2,000 yards for the third straight season. Hess is the first quarterback in school history to accomplish the feat.
• Hess set a new YSU record for career touchdown passes. In 33 games, Hess has thrown a school best 53 touchdown tosses eclipsing the previous mark of 51 set by Tom Zetts.
• Additional Milestones - TB Adaris Bellamy eclipses 1,000 yards in career rushing (1,018), WR Christian Bryan eclipses 1,000 career receiving yards (1,094). LB Teven Williams (130), LB Travis Williams (119), FS Donald D'Alesio (113) and SS Jeremey Edwards (103) all with more than 100 career tackles.
• TE Will Shaw's 10 catches at South Dakota State were the most by a tight end in a single game in school history.
• DT Aronde Stanton had 4.5 TFLs against Southern Illinois. It was the most TFLs in a game by a Penguin since Russell Stuvaints had six vs. Western Illinois in 2001.
• Hess had five 200-yard plus passing performances.
June 28, 2013 #3: Football and Basketball Teams Win 31 Home Games
January 29, 2013 TB Jamaine Cook Added to Texas vs. The Nation Game
January 18, 2013 Lamar Mady Invited to Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game
January 9, 2013 Will Shaw to Play in Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game
January 7, 2013 Penguins Finish High in NCAA, Valley Football Statistic Rankings
January 4, 2013 Nick DeKraker Named to FCS ADA Academic All-Star Team
December 31, 2012 Donald Jones, Brandian Ross Have Successful NFL Campaigns
December 19, 2012 Penguins Add Four Defensive Players; Specialist on Wednesday
December 10, 2012 Penguins Will Play Seven Home Regular-Season Tilts in 2013
December 10, 2012 2013 Football Season Tickets Make Great Gifts; Available Now
November 28, 2012 Two Named First-Team All-MVFC Academic; Childs All-Newcomer Team Pick
November 24, 2012 Penguins Accomplish Much During 2012 Campaign
November 20, 2012 Jamaine Cook Finalist for Walter Payton Award
November 19, 2012 Chris Elkins Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
November 18, 2012 Hess Garners League Accolade For Performance Against Indiana State
November 17, 2012 Late-Scoring Surge Gives Penguins 27-6 Victory Over No. 18 Indiana State
November 16, 2012 Senior Day Set As Penguins Take on Indiana State
November 13, 2012 Crucial Matchup on Tap As Penguins Host Sycamores
November 11, 2012 Nick Liste Named MVFC Special Teams Player of the Week
November 10, 2012 Penguins Grind Out 31-7 Victory at Western Illinois
November 8, 2012 Torrian Pace Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Squad
November 6, 2012 Penguins Return to the Road; Face Western Illinois
November 5, 2012 Lamar Mady Named MVFC Offensive Lineman of the Week
November 4, 2012 Jamaine Cook Tabbed MVFC Offensive Player of the Week
November 1, 2012 Many Activities Planned for 72nd Homecoming Contest vs. USD
October 30, 2012 Penguins Play Host to South Dakota in Homecoming Tilt
October 27, 2012 Late Scoring Burst Not Enough in 41-28 Loss at South Dakota State
October 23, 2012 Penguins Look to Get Back on Track at South Dakota State
October 20, 2012 Turnovers Hurt Penguins in 38-21 Loss to Southern Illinois
October 18, 2012 Hall of Fame Weekend As Penguins Take On Salukis
October 15, 2012 Penguins Finally Return Home to Face Southern Illinois
October 13, 2012 Illinois State Comes Back to Defeat Penguins, 35-28
October 13, 2012 TV Information For YSU-Illinois State Game
October 8, 2012 Penguins Take On Third Straight Ranked Foe; Visit Illinois State
October 6, 2012 Football Loses at No. 1 North Dakota State
October 3, 2012 Andre Stubbs Named to Jerry Rice Award Watch List
October 2, 2012 Top-Five Clash Set As Penguins Head to North Dakota State
September 26, 2012 Final Four Conference Road Games to Be Televised in Youngstown
September 24, 2012 YSU Sits in Top Three For First Time Since September 2001
September 23, 2012 MVFC Recognizes QB Kurt Hess as Offensive Player of the Week
September 21, 2012 Event Rundown to Get Fans Ready For Saturday's Showdown
September 19, 2012 Gameday and Parking Reminders for YSU vs. UNI This Saturday
September 18, 2012 Top-Ten Showdown Set As Penguins Host Panthers
September 17, 2012 Additional Tailgating Available for Saturday's Showdown Between UNI-YSU
September 15, 2012 Cook, Defense Hold Off Albany For 31-24 Victory
September 14, 2012 Penguins Continue September Home Stand By Entertaining Albany
September 10, 2012 Clash of Unbeatens Set For Saturday As Penguins Host Albany
September 8, 2012 Football Downs Valparaiso, 59-0, To Win 17th Straight Home Opener
September 7, 2012 Home Opener Set for Tomorrow Against Valparaiso
September 4, 2012 Penguins Play Host to Valparaiso in 2012 Home Opener
September 3, 2012 Players Reap More Honors; Penguins Make Move in Both Polls
September 2, 2012 Andre Stubbs Recognized as MVFC Offensive Player of the Week
September 2, 2012 Ticket Office Open Labor Day; Special Offer For Opener Announced
September 1, 2012 Football Upsets Pittsburgh, 31-17; YSU's First Win Over BCS Foe
August 28, 2012 Penguins Open 72nd Season On Saturday at Pittsburgh
August 27, 2012 Penguins Striving for Strong All-Around Performance in 2012
August 20, 2012 Penguins Name 2012 Captains; Continue Working Towards Opener
August 18, 2012 Final Scrimmage of Fall a Success For Penguins
August 15, 2012 Penguins Continue to Work Hard; Offense Finds Its Stride
August 11, 2012 Defense Stymies Offense in First Major Scrimmage of the Fall
August 10, 2012 Penguins Work Hard in Morning; Prep For Scrimmage in Afternoon
August 7, 2012 Penguins Don Full Pads for First Time This Fall
August 6, 2012 Penguins Get Set for First Full-Pad Practice of Fall Camp
May 2, 2012 Coaching Staff Announces Summer Camp Dates
April 13, 2012 Red Beats White 28-14 in 40th Annual Spring Game
April 12, 2012 40th Annual Red-White Spring Game Information
April 11, 2012 Preparations Underway for 40th Annual Red-White Spring Game
April 9, 2012 Penguins Workout in WATTS to Start Final Week of Drills
April 7, 2012 Penguins Conclude Second Major Scrimmage of Spring Ball
April 6, 2012 Bob Dove Spring Game Luncheon Set For April 11
March 31, 2012 Offense, Defense Each Gain Momentum During Spring Scrimmage
March 30, 2012 Women's Football Clinic a Fun Event For All Involved
March 28, 2012 Penguins Finish Practice No. 5, Move Toward First Scrimmage
March 26, 2012 Chill in the Air As Penguins Continue Spring Drills
March 24, 2012 First Day in Pads Goes Well As Spring Football Moves Forward
March 21, 2012 Warm Weather Greets Penguins as Spring Football Starts
March 19, 2012 Spring Football Practice Gets Underway on Wednesday
February 27, 2012 Offensive Line Clinic Set for the WATTS on March 3
February 9, 2012 Annual Bob Dove Coaching Clinic Set for Tuesday, Feb. 21
February 1, 2012 Complete List of 2012 YSU Football Signee Biographies
January 31, 2012 Wolford Set to Announce 2012 National Letter-of-Intent Signees