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VMI staves off late charge, beats Morehead St 17-13

MOREHEAD, Ky. -- Al Cobb threw for 148 yards and two touchdowns and VMI held on down the stretch to beat Morehead State 17-13 on Saturday night.

Daz Palmer ran for 86 yards and Aaron Sanders and Dane Forlines each hauled in touchdown receptions for the Keydets (1-1), who bounced back from last week's season opening loss to Akron.

VMI struck first on a 43-yard TD strike from Cobb to Forlines and led 14-7 at halftime.

Morehead State trimmed its deficit to 17-13 with 9:35 to go after a Darius Pritchett 17-yard strike from Austin Gahafer. The Eagles (0-2) had two opportunities to take the lead down the stretch, but VMI's Allan Cratsenberg recovered a fumble and the Keydets defense forced a punt on the Eagles final drive.

Gahafer had 250 yards passing and one score.

The game was delayed for about an hour in the second quarter due to lightning.

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2018 Southern Conference Standings

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