Penguins Hold First Major Scrimmage of Fall Camp

Penguins Hold First Major Scrimmage of Fall Camp

The Youngstown State football team held a 100-play scrimmage on Saturday morning at Stambaugh Stadium. The Penguins offense scored a pair of touchdowns and made four field goals during the workout.

Senior quarterback Nathan Mays guided the offense to two touchdowns and a field goal in his three drives. Mays drove the offense to the 25-yard line on the first series of the scrimmage before the Penguins had to settle for a field goal. Colten McFadden came on to attempt a 42-yarder, but pushed it wide right.

On the second series, Mays took the offense on a 10-play, 75-yard match for the first touchdown of the scrimmage. On a 2nd-and-11 play, Mays found tight end Kyle Gregg on a 38-yard toss that put the offense at the eight-yard line. On third-and-goal from three, London Pearson scored on a run up the middle.

Sophomore QB Joe Craycraft came on to lead the offense on the next two series. The first drive stalled after eight plays and 40 yards. On the second drive, the Guins moved to the 13-yard line as McFadden came on to kick a 30-yard field goal.

Mays's third drive of the game produced the offensive unit's second touchdown. He moved the offense 75 yards in 11 plays and capped off the drive by hitting Braxton Chapman on a 26-yard wheel route for a touchdown. 

Freshman QB Mark Waid and Craycraft led the offense to field goals on the next three drives. Waid hit Pearson on a 19-yard pass and Chapman had a 33-yard run. McFadden concluded the drive with a 31-yard field goal. Craycraft teamed up with Jake Cummings on passes of 13 and 36 yards on the next series. The drive stalled at the nine-yard line and McFadden came on to kick a 25-yard field goal. 

Waid drove the offense into field goal range once again on the next drive. McFadden came on to boot a 40-yard kick for his fourth made field goal in five tries during the scrimmage.

For the scrimmage, Turner carried the ball 12 times for 32 yards while Chapman had six carries for 65 yards. Pearson finished with 12 carries for 28 yards while Mays had 40 yards on six carries. Mays completed 10-of-11 passes for 126 yards and a touchdown while Craycraft was 6-of-12 for 103 yards and Waid was 4-of-8 for 43 yards.

The Penguins open the 2019 season three weeks from today on August 24 against Samford.