Scores

Final

Citadel 70

(7-4, 4-3 Southern)

VMI 28

(2-9, 0-4 Southern)

12:00 PM ET, November 17, 2007

Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

1 2 3 4 T
CIT 14 28 21 770
VMI 0 7 14 728

Top Performers

Passing: B. Blanchard (CIT) - 221 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Cooper (CIT) - 22 CAR, 174 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: A. Roberts (CIT) - 7 REC, 128 YDS, 1 TD

The Citadel 70, VMI 28

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) -- Tory Cooper rushed for 174 yards and three touchdowns to lead The Citadel to a 70-28 win over VMI on Saturday.

Freshman Bart Blanchard threw three touchdown passes and ran for another score for The Citadel (7-4), which scored 70 points for the second time this season. The Bulldogs beat Webber International 76-0 on Sept. 8 to break a 14-year-old school record for points scored.

It marked the second straight week that VMI (2-9) gave up that many points. The Keydets lost to Liberty 73-34 on Nov. 10.

Cooper had first-half TD runs of 2, 8 and 50 yards as The Citadel raced to a 42-7 lead.

Blanchard, who had a 30-yard TD run in the first quarter, had 62 yards on eight carries. He completed 12-of-18 passes for 221 yards.

Tim Higgins had TD catches of 10 and 9 yards from Blanchard. Andre Roberts, who caught seven passes for 128 yards, had a 30-yard scoring grab.

The Citadel compiled 509 total yards.

Zach Collins had TD runs of 59 and 4 yards, Tim Maypray returned a kickoff 99 yards for a score and Joey Robinson scored on a 35-yard run for VMI.

VMI had three turnovers and was limited to 243 yards of offense.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
VMI
1st Downs2415
Total Yards509243
Passing22136
Rushing288207
Penalties8-808-89
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers13
Possession26:0733:53

Passing Leaders

CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard12/1822112.330
Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes4/10363.601

Rushing Leaders

CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper221747.930
Blanchard8627.810
Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson10828.210
Collins8729.020

Receiving Leaders

CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts712818.310
Higgins34515.020
Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott22110.500
Barnson199.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCITVMI
TD14:16Tory Cooper 2 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 70
TD06:51Bart Blanchard 30 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERCITVMI
TD11:55Tim Higgins 10 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick) 210
TD11:15Joey Robinson 35 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 217
TD07:36Tory Cooper 8 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 287
TD04:44Tory Cooper 50 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 357
TD01:00Tim Higgins 9 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick) 427
THIRD QUARTERCITVMI
TD14:46Timothy Maypray 99 Yd Kickoff Return (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 4214
TD14:06Ta'Mar Jernigan 23 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 4914
TD12:23Andre Roberts 30 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick) 5614
TD04:50Taylor Cornett 6 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 6314
TD00:29Zach Collins 59 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 6321
FOURTH QUARTERCITVMI
TD12:09Cam Turner 3 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 7021
TD00:49Zach Collins 4 Yd Run (Patrick Sweeney Kick) 7028