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.