Scores

Final

VMI 7

(3-5, 1-4 away)

Army 29

(5-3, 2-2 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 30, 2010

Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 0 7 07
ARMY 7 12 0 1029

Top Performers

Passing: E. Kordenbrock (VMI) - 139 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Hassin (ARMY) - 14 CAR, 158 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Hassin (ARMY) - 3 REC, 54 YDS

Army 29, VMI 7

Associated Press

WEST POINT, N.Y. -- As recently as week three of this season, Army's Jared Hassin was listed as a reserve.

The Black Knights age glad he's getting the ball more now.

Hassin ran 38 yards for a touchdown and finished with a career-best 158 yards rushing, leading Army to a 29-7 win over Virginia Military Institute.

"I feel pretty good," Hassin said. "The wins always help."

Hassin, who had his third straight 100-yard rushing game, also had 54 yards receiving as Army (5-3) had little trouble handling its Football Championship Subdivision opponent.

"We know he's got the potential to be a great player," Army coach Rich Ellerson said of Hassin, who also broke off a 54-yard run and leads the team in rushing.

Quarterback Trent Steelman scored on a 1-yard dive to put the Black Knights ahead 7-0 with 4:08 left in the first quarter. Hassin's TD run early in the second quarter made it 14-0. A safety and a field goal put Army up 19-0 at halftime.

VMI (3-5) scored with 4:18 left in the third quarter on a fourth-down, 1-yard plunge by Chaz Jones.

Eric Kordenbrock threw for 139 yards for VMI, while Steelman finished with 65 passing yards and added 42 on the ground for Army.

Army, which came into the game with the nation's No. 8 rushing offense, got 316 yards on the ground. The Black Knights still have hopes of a bowl game berth as they get set for Air Force next week.

"There's a lot to be excited about," Ellerson said.

After a second field goal early in the fourth quarter, Army sealed the win on an electrifying defensive play.

Donovan Travis intercepted Kordenbrock at the Army 21, scrambled through traffic, and flipped a lateral to Jordan Trimble while falling to his knees. Trimble raced the final 42 yards, making it 29-7.

"That's not a drill you'll see us do on Tuesday, I promise," Ellerson said.

VMI was unable to capitalize after recovering an unforced fumble by Steelman near midfield in the closing seconds of the third. VMI has beaten Army only once in their 15 meetings.

"Overall, they played a lot better and they're the stronger team." VMI coach Sparky Woods said. "I thought they won the battle at the line of scrimmage."

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
ARMY
1st Downs1614
Total Yards282381
Passing15965
Rushing123316
Penalties7-544-35
3rd Down Conversions3-142-13
4th Down Conversions2-32-3
Turnovers12
Possession29:3330:27

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock15/271395.101
ArmyC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Steelman4/11655.900

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jones18724.0114
Itoka10525.2024
ArmyCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hassin1415811.3154
Mealy18975.4025

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Talley34515.0023
Itoka5357.0017
ArmyRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hassin35418.0028
Barr11111.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERVMIARMY
TD04:08Trent Steelman 1 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERVMIARMY
TD14:20Jared Hassin 38 Yd Run (Alex Carlton Kick) 014
SF02:35Penalty On D'Angelo Smith In End Zone 016
FG00:21Alex Carlton 43 Yd 019
THIRD QUARTERVMIARMY
TD04:18Chaz Jones 1 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 719
FOURTH QUARTERVMIARMY
FG12:15Alex Carlton 41 Yd 722
TD08:56Jordan Trimble 42 Yd Interception Return (Alex Carlton Kick) 729