Rucker completed 19 of 30 passes for 224 yards and added 47 yards rushing. Damian Harris caught eight passes for 102 yards, including an 18-yard TD for Bucknell (1-1).
Harris' touchdown opened the scoring late in the first quarter. Collin Ironside hit Aidan Twombly for a 27-yard TD that made it 7-7 with 10:08 left to play. The Bison responded with an 11-play, 79-yard drive capped when Charlie Kreinbucher caught a 7-yard TD pass with 6:22 remaining.
VMI (1-1) went three-and-out on its next possession and Jack Goheen blocked the ensuing punt, which went out of bounds at the Keydets' 9 to set up Baker's 1-yard touchdown run that made it 21-7 about three minutes later.
Ironside finished 20-of-30 passing for 220 yards and two touchdowns, including an 18-yard scoring pass to VJ Johnson that capped the scoring with 1:31 remaining.
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