Youngstown beats EWashington 40-38 to advance to title game

CHENEY, Wash. (AP) - Hunter Wells fired a 6-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Rader in the end zone as time expired to lift Youngstown State to a 40-38 victory over Eastern Washington on Saturday to advance to the FCS national title game against James Madison.


Youngstown State (12-3) started the winning drive on its 42 with 4:24 left in the game, and used up the clock as it marched for the score.

Tevin McCaster rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns for Youngstown State, which will be seeking its fifth national title.

Cooper Kupp caught 10 passes for 180 yards and two touchdowns for Eastern Washington (12-2), which saw its 11-game winning streak snapped.

The Penguins will play for the national championship Jan. 7 against James Madison, which beat North Dakota State 27-17 on Friday. The loss broke North Dakota State's string of five consecutive FCS titles.

Saturday's game was played in bitter cold, with the temperature dropping to single digits as the game progressed.

 

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