House of Horrors! Youngstown State suffers first loss, haven’t won at Northern Iowa since 1999

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YSU suffered their first loss of the season Saturday as the Penguins fell to Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls

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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (WKBN) – The Youngstown State football team suffered their first loss of the season Saturday as the Penguins fell to Northern Iowa 21-14.

Northern Iowa opened the scoring in the first quarter when Will McElvain found Isaiah Weston for a 39-yard touchdown reception to make it 7-0.

The Panthers would double their lead in the second quarter when Trevor Allen found the end zone from 10 yards out, which made it 14-0 after the extra point.

The Penguins found the end zone on their ensuing possession when Nate Mays found Jermiah Braswell for a 75-yard touchdown catch which made it 14-7.

But right before the break, Northern Iowa extended their lead thanks to a Tyler Hoosman 15-yard touchdown run, which gave the Panthers a 21-7 lead heading to the half.

YSU inched closer in the third quarter when Mays found Kendric Mallory for the 14-yard touchdown which brought the Penguins within 7.

Mays finished 17/23 for 239 yards and two touchdowns.

The Penguins drop to 4-1 on the year.

Youngstown State will welcome South Dakota State next Saturday for a 6 p.m. kickoff at Stambaugh Stadium.

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