Scores

Final

VMI 31

(2-2, 0-2 away)

Ohio 51

(1-4, 1-1 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Peden Stadium, Athens, OH

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 17 7 7 031
OHIO 14 17 13 751

Top Performers

Passing: B. Jackson (OHIO) - 287 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: D. Harden (OHIO) - 20 CAR, 142 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Price (OHIO) - 4 REC, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Ohio 51, VMI 31

Associated Press

ATHENS, Ohio -- Boo Jackson threw two touchdown passes in a high-scoring first half to lead Ohio past VMI 51-31 Saturday.

The Bobcats (1-4) piled up 535 yards in total offense, and the two teams combined for almost 400 yards in offense in just the first quarter. Jackson's second TD pass -- a 22-yarder to LaVon Brazill just before the half -- was the seventh lead change and put Ohio ahead to stay, 31-24.

The Keydets (2-2) got to within three in the third when running back Tim Maypray scored on a one-yard run, but Ohio's L.J. Flintall returned the kickoff 97 yards to make it 41-31.

Ohio's Donte Harden ran for 142 yards on 20 carries, including a 67-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Jackson was 16-for-23 for 287 yards.

Maypray rushed for 130 yards on 19 attempts and threw a 36-yard touchdown pass to Michael Rainey-Wiles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
OHIO
1st Downs2125
Total Yards436575
Passing97324
Rushing339251
Penalties5-505-56
3rd Down Conversions3-115-13
4th Down Conversions0-00-1
Turnovers21
Possession28:3631:24

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes2/9616.811
OhioC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Jackson16/2328712.520

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maypray191306.8151
Abegesah10888.8137
OhioCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harden201427.1167
Davidson12534.4019

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott14646.0146
Rainey-Wiles13636.0136
OhioRECYDSAVGTDLG
Price48220.5143
Dunlop47017.5025

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIOHIO
FG10:20Greg Stevens 26 Yd 30
TD08:27Taylor Price 43 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 37
TD07:59Michael Rainey-Wiles 36 Yd Pass From Timothy Maypray (Greg Stevens Kick) 107
TD07:44Donte Harden 67 Yd Run (Barrett Way Kick) 1014
TD02:06Mario Scott 46 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Greg Stevens Kick) 1714
SECOND QUARTERVMIOHIO
FG12:37Barrett Way 23 Yd 1717
TD08:32Howard Abegesah 1 Yd Run (Greg Stevens Kick) 2417
TD06:56Michael Brown 9 Yd Fumble Return (Barrett Way Kick) 2424
TD01:37Lavon Brazill 22 Yd Pass From Boo Jackson (Barrett Way Kick) 2431
THIRD QUARTERVMIOHIO
FG09:55Barrett Way 22 Yd 2434
TD09:23Timothy Maypray 1 Yd Run (Greg Stevens Kick) 3134
TD09:09L.J. Flintall 97 Yd Kickoff Return (Barrett Way Kick) 3141
FG01:47Barrett Way 27 Yd 3144
FOURTH QUARTERVMIOHIO
TD03:50Steven Goulet 37 Yd Pass From Brandon Jones (Barrett Way Kick) 3151