Scores

Final

VMI 40

(2-3, 1-2 away)

Robert Morris 13

(3-2, 1-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Joe Walton Stadium, Moon Township, PA

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 7 13 20 040
RMU 0 6 7 013

Top Performers

Passing: E. Cwalinski (RMU) - 203 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: K. Hughes (VMI) - 13 CAR, 136 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: B. Barnson (VMI) - 2 REC, 81 YDS, 2 TD

VMI 40, Robert Morris 13

Associated Press

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (AP) -- Quarterback Kyle Hughes ran for 136 yards and two touchdowns -- and threw for two more -- as VMI rushed for more 443 yards in beating Robert Morris 40-13 on Saturday.

Hughes averaged 10.5 yards a carry for VMI (2-3), thanks largely to a 71-yard touchdown in the second quarter, and was one of three VMI players to run for at least 100 yards. Howard Abegesah carried 27 times for a game-high 157 yards while Joey Robinson rushed 7 times for 100.

Robert Morris (3-2) managed just two first-half field goals by Michael Walser and trailed 20-6.

Robert Morris threatened to make a game of it after recovering Tim Maypray's fumble on VMI's second possession of the second half. Erik Cwalinski hit Alvin Hill with a 38-yard touchdown pass three plays later to make it 20-13, but VMI's ball-control offense proved too much for the Colonials.

Hughes hit Brian Barnson with a 32-yard scoring pass to cap a 9-play, 80-yard drive late in the third quarter. VMI then scored on Maypray's 2-yard ending a 10-play, 80-yard drive that opened the fourth quarter, to make the score 33-13.

Robinson scored on a 6-yard run to round out the scoring with less than two minutes remaining after Robert Morris lost a fumble deep in its own territory.

Hughes completed 3 of 6 passes for 108 yards, including a 49-yard pass to Brian Barnson for the game's first score.

Cwalinski completed just 14 of 37 passes, including 5 for 85 yards to Hill. Myles Russ led Robert Morris with 97 yards rushing on 14 attempts.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
RMU
1st Downs2116
Total Yards551360
Passing108203
Rushing443157
Penalties6-417-68
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers32
Possession34:4125:19

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes3/610818.020
Robert MorrisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cwalinski14/372035.510

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah271575.800
Hughes1313610.520
Robert MorrisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Russ14976.900
Listhrop45313.300

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Barnson28140.520
Maypray12727.000
Robert MorrisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hill58517.010
Ellison35217.300

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIRMU
TD04:17Bryan Barnson 49 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERVMIRMU
TD11:27Kyle Hughes 4 Yd Run (Pat Blocked) 130
FG08:44Michael Walser 26 Yd 133
TD01:48Kyle Hughes 71 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 203
FG00:00Michael Walser 39 Yd 206
THIRD QUARTERVMIRMU
TD08:59Alvin Hill 38 Yd Pass From Erik Cwalinski (Michael Walser Kick) 2013
TD04:10Bryan Barnson 32 Yd Pass From Kyle Hughes (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 2713
FOURTH QUARTERVMIRMU
TD10:46Timothy Maypray 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 3313
TD01:55Joey Robinson 6 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 4013