Youngstown State is off to the FCS title game to face James Madison, thanks to an unbelievable last-second touchdown catch Saturday night against Eastern Washington on the red turf.
The Penguins had second and goal in the final seconds, when wide receiver Kevin Rader somehow caught this pass from Hunter Wells:
Catch of the Year!!
Youngstown State's Kevin Rader sends the Penguins to Frisco with an AMAZING snag! #FCSPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/JhH8A2QNsj
— FCS Football (@NCAA_FCS) December 18, 2016
This is Youngstown State's game-winning catch pic.twitter.com/H9zTg5Ws6D
— Dr. Saturday (@YahooDrSaturday) December 18, 2016
Are you kidding me with that catch?! Rader pinned it against the defender’s back and somehow was able to maintain possession with all of those Eastern Washington bodies around the ball. And on the game’s last play! Absolutely insane, and as clutch as it gets. Certainly a tremendous catch of the year candidate.
Youngstown State is led by former Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini, and the win gets the Penguins back to their first FCS title game since 1999. They will face a James Madison team that just stunned five-time defending champion North Dakota State in the semifinals.