Seven Home Contests Highlight 12-Game 2019 Football Slate

YSU announces 12-game football season

The Youngstown State football team will play seven home games during the 2019 football season. The Penguins have home contests against Howard, Duquesne, Robert Morris, South Dakota State, Western Illinois, North Dakota State and Illinois State.

YSU has it's earliest regular-season game in school history when it opens the campaign on August 24 against Samford in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff in Montgomery, Ala.

In September, the Penguins play host to Howard (Sept. 7), Duquesne (Sept. 14) and Robert Morris (Sept. 28). It will be the first-ever meeting between YSU and Howard. The Penguins last played Duquesne in 2016 and Robert Morris in 2017. The Dukes won the Northeast Conference Championship and defeated Towson in the opening round of the 2018 FCS Playoffs.

Youngstown State opens Missouri Valley Football Conference play at UNI on Oct. 5. The Penguins will play three of their next four MVFC games at home starting with a Oct. 12 contest vs. South Dakota State. After a trip to Southern Illinois on Oct. 19, YSU returns home for contests against Western Illinois (Oct. 26) and North Dakota State (Nov. 2). Consecutive road games at South Dakota (Nov. 9) and at Indiana State (Nov. 16) close out the away portion of the schedule. The home finale is set for Nov. 23 against Illinois State.

The Penguins last played 12 regular-season games in 2014. That was also the last time the program had seven regular-season contests at Stambaugh Stadium. It is the first time since 2004 that the program will not play an FBS opponent.

Season tickets and Penguin Club memberships for the campaign are available for $120 by calling (330) 941-1YSU. Season-ticket and Penguin Club renewal information will be sent out this spring. Hospitality tent reservations are also available by contact the Athletics Marketing Office at (330) 941-7227.

2019 Home Games

Sept. 7 - Howard | 2 p.m.
Sept. 14 - Duquesne | 2 p.m.
Sept. 28 - Robert Morris | 6 p.m.
Oct. 12 - South Dakota State | 6 p.m. (Homecoming)
Oct. 26 - Western Illinois | 2 p.m.
Nov. 2 - North Dakota State | 6 p.m.
Nov. 23 - Illinois State | Noon