LEXINGTON, Va. -- — Running back Hunter Rice ran for 90 yards and a touchdown and later threw a short scoring pass to help VMI get past Wofford 17-14 on Saturday in a Southern Conference season opener.
After Wofford took a 7-0 lead on Ryan Ingram's 4-yard scoring run with 5:40 left in the first quarter, VMI (2-2, 1-1) responded with a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended with Rice's 7-yard scoring run. Just before halftime, Rice threw a 3-yard pass to Aidan Twombly for a 14-7 advantage and led the remainder.
Halfway through the fourth, Ingram scored on an 83-yard run to reduce the Terriers' (0-4, 0-1) deficit to 17-14. Ingram finished with 136 yards rushing on 18 carries.
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