YSU football in playoff field

Youngstown State will play Samford University Saturday at 5 p.m. at Stambaugh Stadium in the first round of the NCAA FCS playoffs.

The Penguins (8-3) were one of four Missouri Valley Football Conference schools selected for the 24-team field. Samford (7-4) is located in Birmingham, Ala., and is a member of the Southern Conference.

Saturday’s winner will play the following weekend at third-seeded Jacksonville (Ala.) State, last year’s national runner-up.