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(STATS) -- It was clutch, miraculous and just enough to get Youngstown State back to a place it used to go to frequently:The FCS national championship game. Cheap Jerseys China .Redshirt junior tight end Kevin Rader caught a 5-yard touchdown pass from Hunter Wells with 1 second remaining to lift Youngstown State to a 40-38 victory over No. 2 seed Eastern Washington in a national semifinal Saturday at frigid Roos Field in Cheney, Washington.The Penguins (12-3) will play No. 4 seed James Madison (13-1) in the national final Jan. 7 in Frisco, Texas. Although they are appearing in the playoffs for the first time in 10 years, the program won four FCS (then NCAA Division I-AA) national titles in the 1990s and has been the runner-up twice. They are 29-7 all-time in the playoffs.The winning drive came after Eastern Washington (12-2) took a 38-34 lead on wide receiver Shaq Hills 1-yard run with 4:24 left.Following a squib kick by Eastern Washington, the Penguins drove 58 yards on 11 plays. The 6-foot-5, 250-pound Rader caught his winning touchdown in the rear of the Eagles end zone when he wrapped his right arm under linebacker Ketner Kupps arm and secured the football on the defenders back with his feet on the ground before he was pushed out of bounds.They played it very well, that linebacker walled me off. He played it pretty much perfect, Rader said. I saw the ball in the air and I made the play on it.I didnt have a good look at it, YSU second-year coach Bo Pelini said. All I could hear is the guys right next to me going, He caught it, he caught it, he caught it.An officials review of the play confirmed the touchdown. Ahead 40-38, the Penguins took a knee on the extra point to avoid risking a blocked kick that Eastern Washington could return for two points. On the ensuing kickoff, the Eagles went through a number of laterals before the Penguins downed Cooper Kupp with the ball to end the game.It was a heck of a football game. A real crazy way to end it, Pelini said. We had guys making plays all night, they had guys making plays in tough conditions.Tevin McCaster rushed for 154 yards and three touchdowns and the Penguins won despite facing as much as a two-touchdown deficit (24-10) in the second quarter.The Penguins also overcame a tumultuous week in which there were reports of key players being suspended for the semifinal because of positive NCAA drug tests following the teams second-round win over Jacksonville State on Dec. 3.While Pelini and school administrators did not confirm or deny the suspensions during the week, the short-handed Penguins played without second-leading rusher Martin Ruiz; wide receiver Darien Townsend, who leads the team in receiving yards; and safeties Jameel Smith and LeRoy Alexander, their No. 2 and 3 tacklers, respectively.The game-time temperature was 12 degrees and it eventually dipped below 0 with wind chill. Eastern Washingtons Gage Gubrud passed for 353 yards and three touchdowns with two interceptions. Cooper Kupp had 10 receptions for 180 yards and two TDs, including one from Sam McPherson on a halfback option pass.Much of Eastern Washingtons aerial assault came in the first half. The Penguins running game grew more effective in the second half, with Jody Webb finishing with 101 of their 263 yards on the ground.In fact, Youngstown State outgained the Eagles more prolific offense 506-478. Wells was 16 of 24 for 243 yards, also throwing an 11-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Alvin Bailey to pull Youngstown State within 31-27 early in the fourth quarter.They might have changed a few things, and I felt like they were getting decent pressure, so sometimes it was a little tougher to let some things develop, Eagles coach Beau Baldwin said. We ran only so many plays, too, in the second half, so there werent as many opportunities. We were still able to get a two-score lead going into the fourth quarter.The loss marked the fourth time Eastern Washington has fallen in the FCS semifinals. The Eagles won their only title in 2010.Gubrud wound up passing former Old Dominion quarterback Taylor Heinickes FCS single-season record of 5,076 passing yards, finishing with 5,160. His 5,766 yards of total offense set the Big Sky Conferences single-season mark.NFL-bound Cooper Kupp ended his amazing career with 428 receptions, 6,464 receiving yards and 73 touchdown receptions -- all Division I records.But the passing play that will be forever remembered in the thrilling semifinal was Wells-to-Rader-to-the-FCS-final.I knew if he threw me the ball, Rader said, I had to come down with it. Cheap NCAA College Jerseys . Howard Ganz, an MLB lawyer, said in a letter to U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos that Rodriguezs claims do not come "remotely close" to what is needed to overturn an arbitration decision in federal court. Wholesale College Jerseys Authentic . Coach Tom Thibodeau says the former MVP will probably start travelling with the team in the next few weeks. Rose tore the meniscus in his right knee at Portland in November and was ruled out for the remainder of the season by the Bulls. . In taking its goal tally to 99 in all competitions already this season, City delivered another demonstration of its lethal firepower at Etihad Stadium to set up a fourth-round match at home to another second-tier team -- Watford. Cam Serigne is tired of racking up empty stats at Wake Forest.Hes established himself as one of the Atlantic Coast Conferences best tight ends while playing for one of the leagues worst teams, and now hes dedicated this offseason to making the Demon Deacons winners again.Wake Forest has finished 3-9 in each of the redshirt juniors two years on the field.Our record hasnt shown the talent or the kind of team we had in the past, and Im hoping this year, we can show everybody that were not the typical Wake Forest 3-9, Serigne said. Thats not going to be accepted, and that cant be an option for us going forward. Were trying to change that standard. ... For me, its been great to be able to play and be able to have whatever success, but honestly, its not as satisfying as the wins.In just two years, Serigne has tied the school record for tight ends with 100 career receptions and set the program record at his position with nine touchdown catches.But none of those TDs have come in an ACC game won by the Demon Deacons: In one of the sports more bizarre stats, they have just two conference victories in the past two years and failed to score a touchdown in either of them.That has to change, Serigne said.I believe in this team, and I think the players that we have now, were so sick of losing and not getting the respect we feel we deserve, he said. We have a group of guys that are determined. ... We cant settle for 3-9 anymore. We want to start building back up.Serigne was recruited out of Ashburn, Virginia, to Wake Forest by former coach Jim Grobe and offensive coordinator Steed Lobotzke, and redshirted in 2014 during what turned out to be that staffs final season in Winston-Salem. Serigne said he gave no consideration to transferring when Grobe exited and Dave Clawson was hired to replace him.I wasnt going to bail onn Wake Forest, the school, because I love my teammates, I love the school, Serigne said. Cheap NFL Jerseys China. I saw how great (Clawsons) track record had been. He was about football (and) he knew how to win.Its been an exercise in patience during the rebuilding project at Wake Forest, where that unexpected run to the ACC title and the Orange Bowl 10 years ago feels a lot more distant than that.The Demon Deacons leaned heavily on young players last year, with only five players on the roster in their fifth year at the school, and that made Serigne a de facto elder statesman. Hes been selected as a team captain this year, and is eager to lead the team back to respectability.Serigne caught 46 passes for 562 yards in 2015 while sharing the team lead with four touchdowns, a year after he was the teams top receiver with 54 catches for 531 yards and five scores. Hes been the primary safety valve for a pair of young quarterbacks who have shown flashes of promise -- junior John Wolford and sophomore Kendall Hinton.The Demon Deacons are counting on those two QBs -- along with everyone else on the roster -- to continue to take steps forward as they work to turn things around. Serigne said hes noticed a difference during the player-led practices this summer.We have way more depth than weve ever had, and more playmakers on the field, Serigne said. Guys are lifting a lot more in the weight room, running better -- we look more the part now than weve ever had. 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