Scores

Final

Gardner-Webb 24

(4-7, 1-5 away)

VMI 31

(2-9, 2-3 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

1 2 3 4 T
WEBB 0 10 0 1424
VMI 17 7 0 731

Top Performers

Passing: E. Kordenbrock (VMI) - 278 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: K. Little (WEBB) - 29 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Lewis (VMI) - 8 REC, 138 YDS, 1 TD

VMI 31, Gardner-Webb 24

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Eric Kordenbrock threw for three touchdowns and Virginia Military Institute held off Gardner-Webb 31-24 Saturday in the season finale for both teams, marking the Keydets' first win over the Runnin' Bulldogs in nine tries.

VMI (2-9, 2-4 Big South Conference) led 31-10 with 5:24 left, but Gardner Webb (4-7, 2-4) scored twice in the next two minutes to make it close.

After J.J. Hubbard's 79-yard kickoff return, the Runnin' Bulldogs recovered the onside kick. Jordan Paul's 1-yard rush made it 31-24 with 3:16 left.

The Keydets managed only two yards on their next possession and punted deep into Gardner-Webb territory. Paul threw three incomplete passes, then a personal foul on the next play gave the Runnin' Bulldogs first down. Paul threw three more incompletions before Byron Allen picked him off with 1:22 left.

Kordenbrock's 278 yards passing included an 83-yarder to Aaron Lewis for VMI's longest play of the season.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WEBB
VMI
1st Downs1514
Total Yards333326
Passing161278
Rushing17248
Penalties6-608-60
3rd Down Conversions5-175-15
4th Down Conversions1-30-1
Turnovers21
Possession30:4629:14

Passing Leaders

Gardner-WebbC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Browning13/191507.900
Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock24/382787.330

Rushing Leaders

Gardner-WebbCARYDSAVGTDLG
Little291424.9126
Paul5326.4123
Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Talley13453.5112
Jones10212.107

Receiving Leaders

Gardner-WebbRECYDSAVGTDLG
Leslie7618.7027
Perry III34414.7024
Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Lewis813817.3183
Hairston67913.2022

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWEBBVMI
TD12:54T.J. Talley 6 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 07
FG06:08Jeff Sexton 19 Yd 010
TD02:38Dexter Bridge 14 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 017
SECOND QUARTERWEBBVMI
FG12:21Trever Austin 18 Yd 317
TD04:27Kenny Little 11 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 1017
TD01:00Connor Mays 3 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 1024
FOURTH QUARTERWEBBVMI
TD05:24Aaron Lewis 3 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 1031
TD05:12JJ Hubbard 79 Yd Kickoff Return (Trever Austin Kick) 1731
TD03:16Jordan Paul 1 Yd Run (Trever Austin Kick) 2431