Scores

Final

VMI 31

(2-5, 1-3 away)

Presbyterian 20

(0-7, 0-3 home)

2:00 PM ET, October 24, 2009

Bailey Memorial Stadium, Clinton, SC

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 14 7 7 331
PRE 0 7 0 1320

Top Performers

Passing: T. Webb (PRE) - 222 YDS

Rushing: H. Abegesah (VMI) - 25 CAR, 165 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: S. Adegbola (PRE) - 4 REC, 133 YDS

VMI 31, Presbyterian 20

Associated Press

CLINTON, S.C. -- Howard Abegesah rushed for three touchdowns to lead Virginia Military Academy in a 31-20 win over Presbyterian on Saturday.

Abegesah ran for 165 yards on 25 carries for the Keydets (2-5, 1/3 Big South Conference), and Kyle Hughes ran for 108 yards on 13 carries.

VMI took a 14-0 lead on 1-yard runs by Abegesah and Tim Maypray late in the opening quarter. After the Blue Hose (0-7, 0-2) pulled within seven on Myron Gary's 27-yard touchdown pass to Parker Fleming on a fake field goal, Abegesah's 37-yard score put VMI up 21-7 at halftime.

Abegesah's final touchdown run, a 12-yarder, pushed the VMI lead to 28-7 late in the third.

In the fourth, Trandon Dendy rushed for a 2-yard touchdown for Presbyterian and Lance Byrd added a 1-yarder but it wasn't enough for the Blue Hose.

Presbyterian has lost 10 straight games, while the win snapped a five-game losing skid for VMI.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
PRE
1st Downs2416
Total Yards504338
Passing80302
Rushing42436
Penalties5-315-57
3rd Down Conversions3-114-13
4th Down Conversions2-32-3
Turnovers43
Possession37:2122:39

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes5/68013.300
PresbyterianC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb15/242229.300

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah251656.6337
Hughes131088.3045
PresbyterianCARYDSAVGTDLG
Dendy13473.6116
Byrd111.011

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Scott24824.0035
Talley12020.0020
PresbyterianRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adegbola413333.3068
Bailey6467.7014

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIPRE
TD04:08Tim Maypray 1 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 70
TD02:05Howard Abegesah 1 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERVMIPRE
TD04:26Parker Fleming 27 Yd Pass From Myron Gary (Aaron Mayes Kick) 147
TD03:50Howard Abegesah 37 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 217
THIRD QUARTERVMIPRE
TD00:53Howard Abegesah 12 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 287
FOURTH QUARTERVMIPRE
TD12:20Trandon Dendy 2 Yd Run (Aaron Mayes Kick) 2814
FG06:57Jeff Sexton 32 Yd 3114
TD06:31Lance Byrd 1 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 3120