September 10, 20111st2nd3rd4thFinal
Youngstown State35287777
1st Quarter
YSUTD11:46Cook 1 Yd Run (Brown kick)
YSUTD10:21Lee (Brown kick)
YSUTD08:44Cook 31 Yd Run (Brown kick)
YSUTD04:46Thompson 9 Yd Run (Brown kick)
YSUTD01:13Thompson 10 Yd Run (Brown kick)
2nd Quarter
YSUTD12:27Barboza 24 Yd Pass From Hess (Brown kick)
YSUTD10:54Rogers 16 Yd Pass From Hess (Brown kick)
YSUTD07:17Bellamy 34 Yd Run (Brown kick)
VALPOTD04:44HOFFMAN 11 Yd Run (SMITH missed kick)
YSUTD02:58Bellamy 13 Yd Run (Brown kick)
3rd Quarter
YSUTD04:43Pace 17 Yd Run (Brown kick)
4th Quarter
YSUTD06:21Taylor 2 Yd Run (Brown kick)
Stats at a GlanceVALPOYSU
1st Downs1434
3rd Down Conversions6-176-9
4th Down Conversions1-21-2
Passing (Comp-Att)175 (15-31) 204 (12-13)
Rushing (Att)116 (34) 453 (66)
Total Yards291657
Fumbles Lost10
Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Crusaders Fall at Youngstown State
Bobby Wysocki scored one of Valpo's two touchdowns on Saturday. (Ray Acevedo)

Valparaiso opened up the road portion of the 2011 football schedule on Saturday afternoon at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio dropping a 77-13 decision to Youngstown State.

Eric Hoffman (Manitowoc, Wis./Lincoln H.S.) scored his second rushing touchdown of the season from 11 yards out with 4:44 to play in the second quarter to put the Crusaders on the scoreboard.

Bobby Wysocki (Calumet City, Ill./Thornwood H.S.) added a nine-yard touchdown run with just under two minutes remaining in the game for Valpo’s other score.

Youngstown State (1-1) jumped out to a 35-0 lead after the opening quarter and held a 63-6 advantage at the break.

“I challenged our guys to step up and play with a higher level of intensity at halftime,” head coach Dale Carlson said.  “I think we did a little better job from that standpoint in the second half.  I am happy we responded and moved the ball a little bit.”

Adaris Bellamy, Jamaine Cook, and Jordan Thompson each had two rushing touchdowns for the Penguins while Kurt Hess completed 12-of-13 passes for 204 yards and two scores through the air.  Bellamy rushed 23 times for 181 yards.

Hoffman completed 14-of-30 passes for 112 yards while Nick Malantis (Alpharetta, Ga./Alpharetta H.S.) completed one pass to Dale Cook (Lake in the Hills, Ill./Jacobs H.S.) for 63 yards.  Cook also had seven carries for 39 yards.

“Cook got a chance today and he did some good things for us,” Carlson added.

Pat Derbak (Schaumburg, Ill./Schaumburg H.S.) and Grant Bushong (Ionia, Mich./Ionia H.S.) led the Crusader defense with nine tackles each.

Valparaiso (0-2) will remain on the road next Saturday afternoon traveling to Pittsburgh, Pa. to face Duquesne.  Kickoff is set for 11 a.m. CDT.