The Citadel powers past VMI in 31-10 win

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Ben Dupree passed for just 55 yards but scrambled for 109 on the ground, including three touchdowns, to drive The Citadel to a 31-10 win over VMI on Saturday.

Dupree got help from Dalton Trevino, who punched in the final touchdown on an 8-yard run, and from Thomas Warren, who kicked a 34-yard field goal. The Bulldogs (5-6, 4-4 Southern) put the game away with 24 unanswered points, 21 of which came in the fourth quarter.

The Keydets (2-9, 1-4 Big South) carried the first quarter, with Dillon Christopher hitting a 38-yard field goal and James Rogers hauling in a 27-yard TD pass from A.J. Augustine. But Dillon missed two field goal attempts and VMI was held scoreless the rest of the game.

The matchup, dubbed the Military Classic of the South, gives the Bulldogs another year as keeper of the Silver Shako trophy, which it's held since 2003.