VMI 21, Charleston Southern 17

Virginia Military Institute won their first game of the season

with a 21-7 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday.

The Keydets (1-5, 1-1 Big South Conference) were led by Chaz

Jones, who recorded 96 yards and 2 touchdowns on 28 carries. Jones

had a 1-yard run early in the first quarter. After Austin Wald

returned a blocked punt 22 yards to get within 14-11 in the fourth

quarter, Jones scored again from 7 yards out to extend the Keydets

lead to 10 points with 3:15 left.

Charleston Southern (0-6, 0-1) scored 13 plays later on the

ensuing possession, but VMI handed the ball to Jones on the game’s

final three plays to run the clock out.

Malcolm Dixon threw for 205 yards and a touchdown for Charleston


The win marks VMI’s second straight win over Charleston Southern

and now lead the all-time series 6-5.