VMI beats Morehead State on late field goal 43-40

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Dillon Christopher made a 34-yard field goal as time expired and VMI beat Morehead State 43-40 on Saturday.

The Keydets (1-1) drove 72 yards in 12 plays to set up the winning kick. The field goal followed Al Cobb's 20-yard touchdown pass to Brice Tucker six minutes earlier that tied the game at 40.

Cobb was 27 of 41 for 314 yards and two touchdowns, though he also threw three interceptions. Tucker added 78 yard rushing and Derrick Ziglar rushed for 108 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Austin Gahafer led Morehead State (0-2), completing 35 of 62 passes for 447 yards and four touchdowns. His 23-yard scoring strike to Jake Raymond midway through the fourth quarter put the Eagles up 40-33. Raymond finished with 10 catches for 106 yards while Justin Cornwall had nine receptions for 154 yards and two scores.

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