(0-1, 0-1 away)
(1-0, 1-0 home)
2:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012
Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE
Passing: N. Elko (DSU) - 156 YDS, 1 TD
Rushing: D. Turner (VMI) - 23 CAR, 101 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: D. Turner (VMI) - 7 REC, 83 YDS
DOVER, Del. -- Nick Elko scored two touchdowns to lead Delaware State past Virginia Military Institute 17-10 Saturday in the season opener for both teams.
Elko's 26-yard touchdown pass to Travis Tarpley with 42 seconds left in the second quarter gave Delaware State a 10-0 lead at halftime.
VMI cut the lead to 10-7 late in the third quarter on a 1-yard touchdown run by David Turner.
The Keydets tied the game at 10 with 2:35 seconds left behind Jeff Sexton's 22-yard FG.
With 45 seconds remaining in the game, Elko ended a nine-play 55-yard drive with a 4-yard touchdown run giving the Hornets the lead for good.
Turner led VMI with 101 yards rushing on 23 carries. But VMI could not overcome four turnovers -- three fumbles and an interception.
Delaware State defeated VMI 24-21 last season in the teams' first meeting.