Scores

Final

VMI 21

(3-5, 0-4 away)

Charl Southern 31

(4-5, 3-0 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 1, 2008

Buccaneer Field, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 14 0 0 721
CHSO 7 10 7 731

Top Performers

Passing: T. Reese (CHSO) - 243 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: H. Abegesah (VMI) - 12 CAR, 102 YDS

Receiving: G. Stevenson (CHSO) - 7 REC, 71 YDS

Charleston Southern 31, VMI 21

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Tribble Reese threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Charleston Southern to a 31-21 victory over Virginia Military Intsitute on Saturday.

Tribble, who was 19 of 25 for 243 yards, had touchdown passes of 1 yard to Tyrese Harris and 50 yards to Antwan Ivey. His 3-yard touchdown run gave the Buccaneers (4-5, 2-2 Big South Conference) a 17-14 lead with 16 seconds remaining in the second quarter.

VMI (3-5, 1-2) gained 239 yards on the ground, led by Howard Abegesah, who rushed for 102 yards on 12 carries.

The Keydets took a 14-7 first-quarter lead when Tyler Reedy returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown, but John Paglia kicked a 21-yard field goal and Reese scored on his touchdown run for a 17-14 advantage.

Charleston Southern expanded its lead to 24-14 when Reese connected with Ivey for a 50-yard score with 11:38 remaining in the third quarter.

Gerald Stevenson rushed for 80 yards on only seven carries and caught seven passes for 71 yards for the Buccaneers.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
CHSO
1st Downs1319
Total Yards311431
Passing72243
Rushing239188
Penalties3-227-55
3rd Down Conversions0-73-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers32
Possession22:2137:39

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hickman3/67212.010
Charleston SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Reese19/252439.722

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah121028.5048
Collins33913.0019
Charleston SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Stevenson78011.4039
Ivey15533.5034

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Collins15353.0153
Rainey-Wiles11616.0016
Charleston SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Stevenson77110.1013
Ivey24824.0150

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMICHSO
TD11:02Timothy Maypray 3 Yd Run (Greg Stevens Kick) 70
TD07:04Tyrese Harris 1 Yd Pass From Tribble Reese (Andy Brown Kick) 77
TD01:00Tyler Reedy 50 Yd Interception Return (Greg Stevens Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERVMICHSO
FG04:38John Paglia 21 Yd 1410
TD00:16Tribble Reese 3 Yd Run (Andy Brown Kick) 1417
THIRD QUARTERVMICHSO
TD11:38Antwan Ivey 50 Yd Pass From Tribble Reese (Andy Brown Kick) 1424
FOURTH QUARTERVMICHSO
TD13:06Zach Collins 53 Yd Pass From Justin Hickman (Greg Stevens Kick) 2124
TD02:18B.J. Hackworth 5 Yd Run (Andy Brown Kick) 2131