VMI’s Hunter Rice big part of running back room

LEXINGTON, Va. – VMI notched their first win of the season over the weekend, taking out Bucknell. The Keydets showed a balanced run game, led by a guy that should be pretty familiar to 1st and 10 fans.

Hunter Rice, a workhorse back in Lord Botetourt’s power offense, had 24 carries for 107 yards and a touchdown for VMI.

Head Coach Scott Wachenheim said the consistency of the ground game makes his team all the more dangerous.

“What Hunter does really well, is Hunter has great vision. He seems to always hit the right hole. He is a very physical, square-shouldered, downhill runner and tough to tackle,” Wachenheim said. “On the surface that was out there last week, wet and mushy, he was the guy. Rashad [Raymond] started the game, he has a little more speed and stretches the defense a little more, but Hunter punches it in.”

VMI is set to face Cornell on Saturday.

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