Scores

Final

VMI 7

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Richmond 58

(2-0, 1-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, September 16, 2006

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 0 7 07
RICH 14 30 7 758

Top Performers

Passing: E. Ward (RICH) - 130 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Forte (RICH) - 24 CAR, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Crone (RICH) - 2 REC, 34 YDS, 2 TD

Richmond 58, Virginia Military 7

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Tim Hightower and Justin Forte each rushed for over 100 yards in a half Saturday as Richmond beat VMI 58-7.

Hightower gained 106 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first half, which saw Richmond lead 44-0 at halftime. Forte gained 144 second-half yards and scored a touchdown.

The Spiders (2-0) outgained the Cadets 560 yards to 129. VMI was held to minus one yards passing, the first time in the school's history it finished with negative yards passing.

Eric Ward finished 8-for-9 for 130 yards and two touchdowns. Levi Brown was 5-for-5 for 63 yards and a touchdown.

The Spiders also got a pair of touchdown receptions from John Crone, a rushing touchdown by Josh Vaughan, a fumble recovery by defensive back Derek Hatcher and a safety.

The Keydets (1-2) scored late in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by quarterback Jonathan Wilson.

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