Highlights: YSU offense struggles in home opener

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Northern Iowa blanked Youngstown State 21-0 in the Penguins' home opener at Stambaugh Stadium

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Northern Iowa blanked Youngstown State 21-0 in the Penguins’ home opener Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium.

Watch the video above to see highlights from Saturday’s game.

YSU was held to just 135 yards of total offense.

The Panthers led 6-0 at halftime on a pair of first-half field goals by Matthew Cook.

UNI added to its lead in the fourth quarter on two short touchdown runs by Dom Williams, who scored on a 2-yard run and a 1-yard run to cap off the scoring.

Jaleel McLaughlin led the Penguins in rushing with 38 yards, while Mark Waid added 37 yards on the ground. Waid also completed 8-10 passes for 33 yards.

Joe Craycraft completed 7-9 passes for 31 yards for YSU.

UNI Quarterback Will McElvain completed 15-30 passes for 183 yards with an interception. He added 38 rushing yards in the win.

Tyler Hoosman led the Panthers on the ground with 68 yards.

YSU drops to 0-2 overall on the season. The Penguins will host Southern Illinois next Saturday at noon at Stambaugh Stadium.

Northern Iowa improves to 1-1 on the campaign. The Panthers will host Illinois State next Saturday at 4 p.m.

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