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Virginia College Football Round-up

By Karen Loftus, kloftus@wdbj7.com
Published On: Sep 14 2013 09:58:20 PM EDT
  • VMI drops to (1-2) on the season with a 37-24 loss to North Greenville. The Keydets trailed early, down by as many as 20 points in the third quarter. Eric Kordenbrock finished 27-47 for 369 yards and 2 TDs.

  • Ferrum came-up on the losing end of their home opener, falling to Shenandoah University 43-29. The Panthers got out to a 14-0 lead after the first quarter, but a 22-point second quarter from the Hornets gave Shenandoah the one-point lead at the half and they only added to it in the second half. Ferrum (0-2) was led by Tae Gilbert on the ground, rushing for 136 yards and 3 touchdowns.  Before the game, Ferrum held a dedication ceremony for their new press box, which is named for Panthers coaching legends, Rick Tolley and Hank Norton.

 

  • Liberty won their second-straight game thanks to 28 first half points. The Flames amassed 431 yards of total offense, rolling to a 38-10 win over Morgan State.  The Bears were only able to muster 28 passing yards against the Flames defense. Desmond Rice and Clifton Richardson combined for 183 rushing yards and all 5 of Liberty's touchdowns. The Flames are now 2-1 on the season.

 

  • James Madison came out on top against St. Francis, winning 24-20. The Dukes trailed 7-3 at the half but came-out with a 14-point third to give them the lead and they would not trail again. JMU (2-1) was led by Dae’Quan Scott with 190 yards and 2 touchdowns on 32 carries.

 

  • In a game that featured just one touchdown, Gardner-Webb defeated the University of Richmond 12-10. The Spiders took the early 3-0 lead, then the Bulldogs scored 9 unanswered thanks to a trio of Jordan Day field goals. Richmond (1-2) scored a touchdown with 2 minutes to play to take the 10-9 lead, but Gardner-Webb’s Day nailed a 30 yard field goal with 25 seconds left to give the Bulldogs the win.