Scores

Final

Citadel 27

(6-4, 4-3 Southern)

VMI 24

(2-8, 1-4 Southern)

1:30 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

1 2 3 4 T
CIT 7 10 7 327
VMI 3 0 7 1424

Top Performers

Passing: E. Kordenbrock (VMI) - 191 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: J. Turner (VMI) - 9 CAR, 48 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Turner (VMI) - 1 REC, 81 YDS

The Citadel 27, VMI 24

Associated Press

LEXINGTON, Va. -- Derek Douglas returned a fumble 21 yards for a touchdown to give The Citadel a 21-point lead in the third quarter, and the Bulldogs held on to beat Virginia Military Institute 27-24 Saturday.

The Citadel (6-4, 5-3 Southern Conference), which outgained the Keydets 248-86 in rushing yardage, needed Douglas' fumble return midway through the third quarter and Thomas Warren's two field goals to stave edge VMI (2-8, 1-5 Big South).

Ben Dupree's 10-yard touchdown run opened the scoring. VMI's Jeff Sexton kicked a field goal, but the Bulldogs scored 17 unanswered points and seemed comfortably ahead after Douglas' TD return.

But short scoring runs by Deon Watts and Cody Shirley trimmed The Citadel's lead to 24-17. Warren's second field goal, a 35-yarder, made it 27-17 with 4:56 left.

Eric Kordenbrock brought VMI within 27-24 with a 4-yard touchdown pass to Mario Thompson with 3:03 left, but it got no closer.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CIT
VMI
1st Downs2111
Total Yards369277
Passing121191
Rushing24886
Penalties9-898-75
3rd Down Conversions8-173-10
4th Down Conversions3-31-1
Turnovers11
Possession37:4422:16

Passing Leaders

CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Miller5/8729.001
Virginia Military InstituteC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Kordenbrock10/211919.110

Rushing Leaders

CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson18744.1020
Dupree14453.2110
Virginia Military InstituteCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ziglar11514.6015
Turner9485.3120

Receiving Leaders

CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Adams34515.0017
Jones12626.0026
Virginia Military InstituteRECYDSAVGTDLG
Turner18181.0081
Watts13838.0038

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCITVMI
TD09:06Ben Dupree 10 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 70
FG04:31Jeff Sexton 22 Yd 73
SECOND QUARTERCITVMI
TD11:45Vinny Miller 1 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 143
FG00:00Thomas Warren 33 Yd 173
THIRD QUARTERCITVMI
TD07:12Derek Douglas 21 Yd Fumble Return (Thomas Warren Kick) 243
TD04:00Jabari Turner 2 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 2410
FOURTH QUARTERCITVMI
TD11:48Cody Shirley 3 Yd Run (Jeff Sexton Kick) 2417
FG04:56Thomas Warren 35 Yd 2717
TD03:03Mario Thompson 4 Yd Pass From Eric Kordenbrock (Jeff Sexton Kick) 2724