Coastal Carolina (3-4, 1-1) got off to a fast start and did not look back.
Jeremy Height scored first for Coastal Carolina on a 19-yard touchdown run. Height led the team in rushing with 97 yards on 12 carries.
VMI (2-5, 1-2) was unable to move the ball the entire game against Coastal Carolina’s smothering defense.
The Chanticleers held the Keydets to just 16 rushing yards, while accumulating five sacks.
Tre Henderson had a 21-yard return on the opening kickoff to push his career total to 1,057, becoming Coastal Carolina’s all-time leader.