Youngstown State defeats Illinois State 34-27Saturday, Sep 17, 2011
Hess, who has 11 touchdowns against only one interception in the first three games, threw to nine different receivers Saturday. Hess’ 44-yard touchdown pass to Andre Barboza gave the Penguins (2-1) a 34-20 lead with 8:05 remaining in the third quarter.
Illinois State scored a touchdown on a 7-yard pass from Matt Brown to Marvon Sanders to cut the lead to 34-27 with 13:18 to play in the game. But the Redbirds were held to only one first down on their final four possessions.
The win gives Youngstown State an 11-10 edge in the series.
Brown, who tied a career record with five touchdown passes last week, threw for 155 yards and three touchdowns for the Redbirds (1-2).