VMI wins on road

Senior running back Howard Abegesah (Beltsville, Md.) rushed for 165 yards on 25 carries and scored three touchdowns and VMI’s spread option attack rolled up 504 yards total offense as the Keydets spoiled Presbyterian College’s homecoming with a 31-20 win over the Blue Hose Saturday afternoon in Clinton, S.C. 

The win snapped a five-game skid for the Keydets and gave them their first road victory since the 2007 season and their first Big South Conference road win since a 10-7 win over Liberty on October 1, 2005. VMI moved to 2-5 overall and 1-3 in the Big South while PC fell to 0-7, 0-2 BSC and saw its losing streak extended to 10 games.

The Keydets piled up a season-high 424 yards rushing and averaged 6.1 yards per rush on the afternoon. Abegesah posted his 11th career 100-yard rushing game and was joined over the century mark threshold by senior quarterback Kyle Hughes who gained 108 yards on 13 carries.

It marked the first time this season that VMI had produced twin 100-yard rushers in a game and the first time since senior back Tim Maypray and Abegesah performed the feat in a 41-27 win over PC in the season finale at Foster Stadium last season.

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