The Youngstown State Penguins (6-4) face a fellow MVFC opponent when they visit the Murray State Racers (2-8) on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Roy Stewart Stadium.

Youngstown State ranks 64th in scoring defense this season (26.1 points allowed per game), but has been thriving on offense, ranking 25th-best in the FCS with 31.4 points per game. This season has been tough for Murray State on both sides of the ball, as it is averaging just 290.3 total yards per game (19th-worst) and allowing 435.1 total yards per game (15th-worst).

Read below where we dig deep into all of the info you need to know about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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Youngstown State vs. Murray State Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 2:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Murray, Kentucky
  • Venue: Roy Stewart Stadium

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Youngstown State vs. Murray State Key Statistics

Youngstown State Murray State
407.0 (28th) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 290.3 (107th)
353.6 (66th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 435.1 (114th)
163.9 (34th) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 122.7 (88th)
243.1 (29th) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 167.6 (97th)
1 (51st) Turnovers (Rank) 6 (124th)
0 (67th) Takeaways (Rank) 3 (10th)

Youngstown State Stats Leaders

  • Mitch Davidson has recorded 2,329 yards (232.9 ypg) on 188-of-271 passing with 15 touchdowns compared to four interceptions this season.
  • Tyshon King has carried the ball 137 times for a team-high 742 yards on the ground and has found the end zone nine times.
  • This season, Dra Rushton has carried the ball 117 times for 485 yards (48.5 per game) and seven touchdowns.
  • Bryce Oliver's team-high 685 yards as a receiver have come on 45 receptions (out of 45 targets) with five touchdowns.
  • Max Tomczak has caught 40 passes for 485 yards (48.5 yards per game) and one touchdown this year.
  • C.J. Charleston's 29 receptions have yielded 481 yards and three touchdowns.

Murray State Stats Leaders

  • DJ Williams has compiled 1,523 yards on 57.6% passing while collecting 11 touchdown passes with nine interceptions this season. He's also run for 167 yards .
  • Jawaun Northington is his team's leading rusher with 76 carries for 333 yards, or 33.3 per game. He's found paydirt two times on the ground, as well.
  • Cortezz Jones has racked up 71 carries and totaled 323 yards with three touchdowns.
  • Cole Rusk leads his team with 413 receiving yards on 35 receptions with five touchdowns.
  • Michael Fox has put up a 317-yard season so far. He's caught 26 passes on 20 targets.
  • Taylor Shields has racked up 279 reciving yards (27.9 ypg) and five touchdowns this season.

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