HOMECOMING GAMEDAY SCHEDULE: Penguins vs. Jackrabbits | Oct. 12

Ray Anderson (Photo by Dave Dermer)
Ray Anderson (Photo by Dave Dermer)

The Youngstown State football team plays host to South Dakota State at Stambaugh Stadium on Saturday night in the annual Homecoming game. It will be a busy and enjoyable day for fans prior to the contest which kicks off at 6 p.m.

Tailgating festivities are set to begin at Noon in the M-63, the M-70 and the M-82 Tailgote Lots. Beer will be on sale in all tailgate lots beginning at Noon. Parking in the M-62 Surface Lot (Lincoln Avenue), M-66 Lot and either deck (M-30 and M-60) is just $5.

The YSU soccer team plays a Horizon League contest against Green Bay at 1 p.m. at Farmers National Bank Field. Admission is free.

In the M-63 Tailgate Lot, Guys Without Ties will perform at a 3 p.m. 

The Homecoming Parade is set to begin at 4 p.m. Fans are reminded that Fifth Avenue adjacent to the Stadium will be closed from 4-4:30 p.m.

Members of the YSU baseball program will be selling merchandise on Veterans Plaza outside the stadium and then at the game on the West Stands Concourse. The program will be accepting credit cards for purchases.

All fans attending the game will receive aYSU Stadium Cup courtesy of Lyden Oil, Handel's, Farmers National Bank.

The highlight of the night will be a $10,000 giveaway for the 50/50 courtesy of Rick's Boot Factory Outlet. During the game members of the softball team will be selling 50/50 Raffle Tickets prior to the annoucement. 

As always, YSU students are admitted free with a valid student ID. Tickets on gameday are $22 for reserved seats, but only $20 in advance. The YSU Athletic Ticket Office is open 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. prior to the day of the contest.

For those individuals who cannot make Saturday's game can follow the game via LIVE STATS | LIVE VIDEO | LIVE AUDIO. Fans need a subscription to ESPN+ to watch Saturday's contest.

Saturday's Schedule

8 a.m. - Parking available in M-60/M-62
9 a.m. - Athletic Ticket Office opens
Noon - Tailgate Lots (M-63 Rulli Brothers, M-82 Penguin Club/Taylor Kia Tailgate Lot and the M-70 Hollywood Gaming/Penguin Club) open
1 p.m. - YSU Soccer vs. Green Bay (Farmers National Bank Field)
2:30 p.m. - YSU Team Walk-Thru M-70 Tailgate Lot
3 p.m. - Guys Without Ties (M-63 Lot)
4 p.m. - Fifth Avenue Closes
4 p.m. - Homecoming Parade
4:30 p.m. - Stambaugh Stadium Gates Open
4:30 p.m. - North/South Ticket Booths Open
5 p.m. - 570 WKBN YSU Tailgate Show Live from M-70 Tailgate Lot
5 p.m. - Mosure Hall of Gridiron Glory Opens on Concourse Level
5:45 p.m. - YSU Marching Pride Pregame Show
5:50 p.m. - Youngstown Air Reserve Station C-130 Flyover
6 p.m. - Tailgate Lots Close
6:05 p.m. - YSU vs. South Dakota State Kickoff

Halftime: YSU Marching Pride, Homecoming King and Queen Announcement

Postgame: Fifth-Quarter Call-in Radio Show on 570 WKBN

On Instagram and Twitter fans are encouraged to use #GoGuins, #GritU and #PenguinNation when posting photos, videos or tweets. If you need assistance in the tailgate lot contact YSU Police @YSUpolice on twitter or call (330) 941-3527.

Fan Services and credit card sales are available on at the YSU Athletic Ticket Office inside Stambaugh Stadium.