Scores

Final

VMI 10

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Delaware State 17

(1-0, 1-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Alumni Stadium (DE), Dover, DE

1 2 3 4 T
VMI 0 0 7 310
DSU 0 10 0 717

Top Performers

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

Delaware St. 17, VMI 10

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
VMI
DSU
1st Downs2015
Total Yards383239
Passing225156
Rushing15883
Penalties10-846-65
3rd Down Conversions8-182-13
4th Down Conversions2-21-1
Turnovers41
Possession36:0123:59

Passing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock22/382255.901
Delaware StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elko18/331564.710

Rushing Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Turner231014.4117
Turner6335.509
Delaware StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams13725.5032
Jackson2147.0011

Receiving Leaders

Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner78311.9021
Rogers45213.0027
Delaware StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wilson8718.9017
Tarpley34314.3126

Scoring Summary

SECOND QUARTERVMIDSU
FG06:01Mitchell Ward 30 Yd 03
TD00:42Travis Tarpley 26 Yd Pass From Nick Elko (Mitchell Ward Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERVMIDSU
TD02:24David Turner 1 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 710
FOURTH QUARTERVMIDSU
FG02:35Jeff Sexton 22 Yd 1010
TD00:45Nick Elko 4 Yd Run (Mitchell Ward Kick) 1017