Scores

Final

VMI 28

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Richmond 38

(4-0, 2-0 home)

3:30 PM ET, September 26, 2009

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 7 7 6 828
RICH 7 14 10 738

Top Performers

Passing: E. Ward (RICH) - 394 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: K. Hughes (VMI) - 22 CAR, 133 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: D. Boston (RICH) - 7 REC, 125 YDS, 1 TD

Richmond 38, VMI 28

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Eric Ward threw for a career-high 394 yards passing and three touchdowns to lead Richmond to a 38-28 win over Virginia Military Institute on Saturday.

Richmond won its 13th straight game, which is a school record and the longest current streak in the Football Championship Series. The Spiders (4-0) have won eight straight against the Keydets (1-2) and 18 of 20 to take a 41-40-5 lead in the series.

Ward was 28-for-39 passing, including touchdowns of 17 yards to Tre Gray, 53 to Donte Boston and 13 to Kevin Grayson, who led the Spiders with nine catches. Richmond also had scoring runs of 9 yards by Justin Forte and from 5 yards away by Tyler Kirchoff.

Forte had a career-high 152 yards on 21 carries.

Boston finished with seven catches for 125 yards, while Gray had 112 yards on six receptions.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
RICH
1st Downs1029
Total Yards325548
Passing141394
Rushing184154
Penalties8-505-45
3rd Down Conversions6-155-11
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers03
Possession27:2032:40

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes9/1414110.120
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward28/3939410.131

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hughes221336.0266
Maypray5204.0011
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Forte211527.2138
Kirchoff273.515

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnson26231.0051
Maypray14444.0144
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Boston712517.9153
Gray611218.7144

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIRICH
TD09:28Tim Maypray 44 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Jeff Sexton Kick) 70
TD04:57Justin Forte 9 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERVMIRICH
TD13:38Tre Gray 17 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 714
TD12:02Donte Boston 53 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 721
TD04:29Mario Scott 9 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Jeff Sexton Kick) 1421
THIRD QUARTERVMIRICH
TD13:12Tyler Kirchoff 5 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 1428
FG08:53Andrew Howard 34 Yd 1431
TD01:37Kyle Hughes 1 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 2031
FOURTH QUARTERVMIRICH
TD09:38Kevin Grayson 13 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 2038
TD08:46Kyle Hughes 66 Yd Run (Kyle Hughes Run For Two-Point Conversion) 2838