Scores

Final

VMI 35

(2-6, 1-3 away)

Coast Carolina 42

(3-5, 3-2 home)

7:00 PM ET, October 27, 2007

Brooks Stadium, Conway, SC

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 14 14 735
CCAR 7 7 7 2142

Top Performers

Passing: K. Hughes (VMI) - 229 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Tolbert (CCAR) - 13 CAR, 244 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: J. Simpson (EAST) - 4 REC, 61 YDS, 2 TD

Coastal Carolina 42, VMI 35

Associated Press

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) -- Mike Tolbert ran for 244 yards and two touchdowns, including an 86-yard scoring run that broke the final tie of the game to lead Coastal Carolina to a 42-35 win against VMI in Big South Conference action Saturday night.

Quarterback William Richardson went 10-of-18 for 108 yards and two touchdowns for the Chanticleers (3-5, 1-0 Big South).

The Keydets (2-6,0-2) were led by Kyle Hughes, who completed 10 of 17 passes for 229 yards and two touchdowns. Howard Abegesah rushed for 116 yards and a touchdown.

Coastal started the back-and-forth scoring just five minutes into the game when Richardson hit Jerome Simpson on a 35-yard pass play. The two teams traded scores, with no one getting more than a seven-point lead.

Arthur Sitton returned the kickoff from VMI's go-ahead score 85 yards to knot the game at 35 with 6:40 left in the game. The Chants forced a punt on VMI's next possession and Tolbert took the ball 86 yards on the first play to break the tie.

VMI's final drive was stopped by Brandon Autry's interception of a Hughes pass with 41 seconds in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
CCAR
1st Downs2417
Total Yards525433
Passing229117
Rushing296316
Penalties6-507-55
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers20
Possession35:1024:50

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes10/1722913.521
Coastal CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Richardson10/181086.020

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah231165.010
Hughes20884.410
Coastal CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Tolbert1324418.820
O'Neal6284.700

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Maypray49523.810
Scott48421.010
Coastal CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Simpson46115.320
Tolbert22211.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMICCAR
TD10:35Jerome Simpson 35 Yd Pass From William Richardson (Justin Durham Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERVMICCAR
TD14:53Mario Scott 36 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 77
TD05:53Jerome Simpson 9 Yd Pass From William Richardson (Justin Durham Kick) 714
TD04:43Howard Abegesah 2 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERVMICCAR
TD11:52Tommy Fraser 4 Yd Run (Justin Durham Kick) 1421
TD07:45Kyle Hughes 4 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 2121
TD03:25Timothy Maypray 67 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 2821
FOURTH QUARTERVMICCAR
TD12:00Mike Tolbert 1 Yd Run (Justin Durham Kick) 2828
TD06:54Timothy Maypray 0 Yd Fumble Return (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 3528
TD06:40Arthur Sitton 85 Yd Kickoff Return (Justin Durham Kick) 3535
TD02:51Mike Tolbert 86 Yd Run (Justin Durham Kick) 3542