The Youngstown State football team is in the FCS playoffs and plays Duquesne, Saturday at 5:00 pm.

The 24-team field was announced Sunday afternoon. If the Penguins win they'll play at Villanova in round two.

The Penguins finished the regular season 7-4 and 5-3 in the Missouri Valley Football Conference.

A record six teams from the MVFC made the playoffs including, South Dakota State, South Dakota, North Dakota State, North Dakota, Southern Illinois and the Penguins.

The Penguins are 5-0 lifetime against Duquesne and last beat them in 2022, 31-14.

Ironically, if the Penguins their first round game the play the Wildcats, who they open the 2024 season against.  Also, the Dukes are the opponent for the Penguins  home opener that year.