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Keydets rout Lock Haven in opener

VMI jumped out to a 20-0 lead and never looked back, en route to a 48-6 win over the Lock Haven Bald Eagles in the season opener for both teams, played Saturday afternoon at Foster Stadium in Lexington.

The Keydets (1-0) won their sixth consecutive season opener behind 304 yards passing between three different quarterbacks. The passing total was more than 100 yards better than any game of 2009’s best, 141 yards through the air against Richmond. Lock Haven (0-1) was held to 69 yards of total offense in the second half, and gained just five first downs over the last two quarters.

The Keydets got on the board on their opening drive, driving for a 38-yard field goal by Jeff Sexton. The 10-play drive covered just 39 yards, but ate up 4:56 as only one play gained over six yards, that play being a 16-yard third down pass from starting quarterback Cameron Jones to tight end Josh Favaro.

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