Scores

Final

Richmond 56

(4-2, 2-2 away)

VMI 16

(2-3, 2-1 home)

1:30 PM ET, October 4, 2008

Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

1 2 3 4 T
RICH 21 7 14 1456
VMI 7 3 0 616

Top Performers

Passing: E. Ward (RICH) - 130 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Vaughan (RICH) - 16 CAR, 123 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: T. Gray (RICH) - 3 REC, 57 YDS, 1 TD

Richmond 56, VMI 16

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Justin Rogers returned two fumbles for touchdowns and Josh Vaughan had two scores to lead Richmond in a 56-16 win against Virginia Military Institute on Saturday.

Vaughan rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries, and Tyler Kirchoff also scored twice with 24 rushing yards on four carries for the Spiders (4-2).

Richmond outgained the Keydets (2-3) 419-267 in the win.

Eric Ward connected with Tre Gray for a 29-yard touchdown score to open the scoring for Richmond, and Rogers gave the Spiders a14-0 lead with 6:53 to go in the first with his 41-yard fumble return for a TD.

VMI answered with Gabe Itoka's 12-yard run, but John Crone's 3-yard rushing score the first with Richmond in front 21-7.

After a Keydets field goal, Vaughan's 4-yard touchdown run closed the first half with Richmond ahead 28-10.

The Spiders would score 28-unasnswered points in the second half, and 8 yards by Kirchoff to seal the scoring for Richmond with a 56-10 lead with 10:06 to go in the fourth. Vaughan He scored on a 2-yard run in the third.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
RICH
VMI
1st Downs2218
Total Yards419267
Passing1300
Rushing289267
Penalties5-502-15
3rd Down Conversions4-75-13
4th Down Conversions1-11-1
Turnovers13
Possession29:1030:50

Passing Leaders

RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ward10/1313010.010
Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes0/400.001

Rushing Leaders

RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Vaughan161237.7222
Wilkins16875.4015
Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Maypray19884.6045
Epps13675.2114

Receiving Leaders

RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray35719.0129
Monteverde23517.5022
Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERRICHVMI
TD09:01Tre Gray 29 Yd Pass From Eric Ward (Andrew Howard Kick) 70
TD06:53Justin Rogers 41 Yd Fumble Return (Andrew Howard Kick) 140
TD05:24Gabe Itoka 12 Yd Run (Greg Stevens Kick) 147
TD03:31John Crone 3 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 217
SECOND QUARTERRICHVMI
FG12:30Greg Stevens 21 Yd 2110
TD01:15Josh Vaughan 4 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 2810
THIRD QUARTERRICHVMI
TD14:50Justin Rogers 5 Yd Fumble Return (Andrew Howard Kick) 3510
TD08:53Josh Vaughan 2 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 4210
FOURTH QUARTERRICHVMI
TD14:14Tyler Kirchoff 1 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 4910
TD10:06Tyler Kirchoff 8 Yd Run (Andrew Howard Kick) 5610
TD02:16Bobby Epps 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 5616