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Pelini leaves Youngstown State to join LSU staff

(Stats Perform) - Bo Pelini knows what it's like to win a national title at LSU and is ready to chase another one with the reigning FBS champion.

On Monday, Pelini resigned as Youngstown State's head coach after five seasons to join LSU coach Ed Orgeron's staff as defensive coordinator. He held the same position under Les Miles from 2005-07 and helped the Tigers win the BCS national championship in his final season before he left to become Nebraska's head coach.

Pelini, 52, went 33-28 at Youngstown State, highlighted by a 12-4 mark in his second season in 2016, when the Penguins won four FCS playoff games and finished as the national runner-up. He has a 100-55 career record, including a 67-27 mark at Nebraska from 2008-14.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: N. Mays1287
Passing TDs: N. Mays13
Rushing Yards: J. Alessi803
Rushing TDs: N. Mays6
Receiving Yards: J. Braswell515
Receiving TDs: J. Braswell7
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2019
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/24 at Samford W 45 - 22
9/7 vs. Howard W 54 - 28
9/14 vs. Duquesne W 34 - 14
9/28 vs. Robert Morris W 45 - 10
10/5 at UNI L 14 - 21
10/12 vs. South Dakota State L 28 - 38
10/19 at Southern Illinois L 10 - 35
10/26 vs. Western Illinois W 59 - 14
11/2 vs. North Dakota State L 17 - 56
11/9 at South Dakota L 21 - 56
11/16 at Indiana State L 17 - 24
11/23 vs. Illinois State W 21 - 3
Missouri Valley
  Conference Overall
1 North Dakota State 8-0 16-0
5 Northern Iowa 6-2 10-5
7 Illinois State 5-3 10-5
10 South Dakota State 5-3 8-5
Southern Illinois 5-3 7-5
South Dakota 4-4 5-7
Indiana State 3-5 5-7
Youngstown State 2-6 6-6
Missouri State 1-7 1-10
Western Illinois 1-7 1-11
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4538 (62)
Passing Yards: 2289 (84)
Rushing Yards: 2249 (32)
Points per game: 30.4 (38)
Yards per game: 378.2 (67)
Touchdowns: 47 (33)
Field Goals: 6 (113)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4069 (29)
Passing Yards: 2021 (8)
Rushing Yards: 2048 (78)
Points per game: 26.8 (53)
Yards per game: 339.1 (24)
Touchdowns: 42 (70)
Field Goals: 4 (3)