Youngstown State releases 2022 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Youngstown State Penguins have released their 2022 football schedule, which features a game at Kentucky.

Youngstown State opens their 2022 season with back-to-back non-conference games at home at Stambaugh Stadium in Youngstown, Ohio, against the Duquesne Dukes on Saturday, Sept. 3 and the Dayton Flyers on Saturday, Sept. 10.

The Penguins close out their non-conference slate the following week on Sept. 17 on the road against the Kentucky Wildcats at Kroger Field in Lexington, Ky.

After an open date, Youngstown State opens Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) action on the road against North Dakota State on Oct. 1. The Penguins will also travel to face Western Illinois (Oct. 22), Illinois State (Nov. 5), and Missouri State (Nov. 12).

Youngstown State will host MVFC foes North Dakota (Oct. 8), Indiana State (Oct. 15), South Dakota (Oct. 29), and Southern Illinois (Nov. 19) at Stambaugh Stadium.

Below is Youngstown State’s complete schedule for the 2022 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2022 Youngstown State Football Schedule

  • 09/03 – Duquesne
  • 09/10 – Dayton
  • 09/17 – at Kentucky
  • 09/24 – OFF
  • 10/01 – at North Dakota State*
  • 10/08 – North Dakota*
  • 10/15 – Indiana State*
  • 10/22 – at Western Illinois*
  • 10/29 – South Dakota*
  • 11/05 – at Illinois State*
  • 11/11 – at Missouri State*
  • 11/19 – Southern Illinois*

* MVFC contest.

Youngstown State finished the 2021 season 3-7 overall and 2-6 in MVFC action. Head coach Doug Phillips, who is entering his third season at Youngstown State, has an overall record of 4-13 (3-12 MVFC).

Comments (4)

Kentucky has no business playing Youngstown State. Power 5 Conference Schools should not be scheduling Youngstown State. This is a problem in college football that needs to be fixed now.

This started 10-15 Years ago when the NCAA PowerBroker Conferences lobbied & had the NCAA “selected Committees” recommend & pass NCAA bylaws that 1-A FB could play a 12th Game VS a 1-AA School.
This institutionalized the NCAA Corruption further than what had already been changed in earlier Legislation to funnel NCAA By Law Pork, ( Money$$, institutionalized Preferential treatment of Trust 5 Conferences).
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I wholeheartedly agree with You. It is Autonomous 5 Trust Conferences who lobbied the NCAA to change the Division Levels of FB from 1-A, 1-AA to FBowlSubdivsion & FChampionshipSubdivision further controlling the Narrative.

I disagree Greg. I am not a YSU fan, but I am an alum of an FCS school. Even though we lose almost every time, I enjoy playing an FBS school each year. First of all, there is a significant payout that FCS schools receive from playing at FBS schools, and second of all, you can’t get better if you don’t test yourself against better teams every once in a while. If FBS schools didn’t play FCS schools at all, it would only further the divide between the 2 subdivisions, and remember, both levels are part of Division 1, so it’s kind of ridiculous that the subdivisions exist in the first place.
Although the main reason FCS exists is because a bunch of schools wanted to keep their D1 status without dropping football. Just think about how many schools would either be D2 or would not have a football team if the FCS option didn’t exist: NDSU would still be in D2. Villanova, a recent men’s basketball power, would either be in D2 or not have a football team.

Youngstown State has won 22 games vs FBS (or D1-A) teams as an FCS (or D1-AA) since 1979, including most recently a 2012 31-17 win over Pitt. That’s a Power 5 team LOSING to this team that they supposedly have “no business playing.”