Scores

Final

Charl Southern 31

(3-5, 1-2 Big South)

VMI 21

(2-6, 1-4 Big South)

1:30 PM ET, October 31, 2009

Alumni Memorial Field, LEXINGTON, VA

1 2 3 4 T
CHSO 7 14 0 1031
VMI 7 7 7 021

Top Performers

Passing: A. Toscano (CHSO) - 193 YDS

Rushing: H. Abegesah (VMI) - 20 CAR, 160 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: K. Krakue (CHSO) - 6 REC, 57 YDS

Charleston Southern 31, VMI 21

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Charleston Southern scored 10 points in the final 6 minutes, capped by B.J. Hackworth's 12-yard run, to beat Virginia Military Institute 31-21 on Saturday.

With the game tied 21-21 after three quarters, the Buccaneers (3-5, 1-2 Big South) took the lead on an 18-yard field goal by John Paglia. On VMI's next possession, Andrew McKain intercepted a pass from Kyle Hughes that set up the Buccaneers at the Keydets' 24-yard line. Hackworth scored two plays later.

Antwan Ivey scored on a 2-yard run and a 50-yard punt return for the Buccaneers. A.J. Toscano scored on a 6-yard run and went 19-for-24 for 193 yards passing.

Howard Abegesah ran for 160 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries for the Keydets (2-6, 1-3).

Hughes rushed for 89 yards, including a 66-yard touchdown. He went 4-for-10 for 55 yards passing.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHSO
VMI
1st Downs2016
Total Yards332387
Passing19352
Rushing139335
Penalties5-326-47
3rd Down Conversions6-124-12
4th Down Conversions1-21-3
Turnovers12
Possession32:4327:17

Passing Leaders

Charleston SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Toscano19/241938.000
Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hughes4/10525.201

Rushing Leaders

Charleston SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hackworth6508.3114
Moon8415.1012
Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Abegesah201608.0246
Hughes78912.7166

Receiving Leaders

Charleston SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Krakue6579.5018
Stevenson33311.0018
Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Rainey-Wiles13535.0035
Scott11616.0016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHSOVMI
TD09:28Kyle Hughes 66 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 07
TD03:31A.J. Toscano 6 Yd Run (John Paglia Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERCHSOVMI
TD13:57Antwan Ivey 50 Yd Punt Return (John Paglia Kick) 147
TD10:57Howard Abegesah 46 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 1414
TD00:28Antwan Ivey 2 Yd Run (John Paglia Kick) 2114
THIRD QUARTERCHSOVMI
TD04:14Howard Abegesah 6 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 2121
FOURTH QUARTERCHSOVMI
FG06:10John Paglia 18 Yd 2421
TD04:54B.J. Hackworth 12 Yd Run (John Paglia Kick) 3121