Akron adds Youngstown State to 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Akron Zips have added the Youngstown State Penguins to their 2019 football schedule, the school announced on Wednesday.

Akron will host Youngstown State at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Sept. 5, 2020. The game will mark the 36th overall meeting between the two Ohio schools.

Youngstown State currently leads the overall series with Akron 19-14-2, which started back in 1940. YSU has won the last three contests, with the most recent victory coming in 1995.

“We could not be more excited to host Youngstown State to open our 2020 campaign,” said Akron Director of Athletics Larry Williams. “The rich tradition of football in northeast Ohio just seems to demand this match-up at InfoCision Stadium. I know the atmosphere will be spectacular.”

Akron now has three announced non-conference opponents for the 2020 season. The Zips are also scheduled to play at Clemson on Sept. 19 and host UMass on Oct. 17.

The Zips are the second known non-conference opponent for Youngstown State’s 2020 schedule. The Penguins are also scheduled to host Duquesne on Sept. 12.

Akron is scheduled to open the 2019 season on Saturday, Aug. 31 at Illinois. Youngstown State opens the season in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 24 against Samford in the Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff in Montgomery, Alabama.

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