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Bo Pelini's Youngstown St. advances to FCS Championship with game-winning circus catch

Bo Pelini's Youngstown St. advances to FCS Championship with game-winning circus catch
Posted at 1:28 PM, Dec 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-18 15:42:38-05

Youngstown State, led by former Nebraska Head Coach Bo Pelini, is on to the FCS Championship game after upsetting No. 2 Eastern Washington in the semifinals of the FCS playoffs. 

With just six seconds left in the game, Youngstown was facing second-and-goal from the five yard-line, trailing 38-34. Youngstown St. quarterback Hunter Wells found Kevin Rader for one of the best catches in college football so far this season to seal the 40-38 victory for the Penguins.

Here's the catch:

According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Youngstown St. paid Pelini $263k to coach this season, while the Huskers paid him $1.53 million not to coach, per buyout terms.

Youngstown St. will face off against No. 4 James Madison in the FCS Championship Jan. 7 at noon at Toyota Stadium in Frisco, Texas. The game will be televised live on ESPN2.