|1896 VMI Keydets football|
|Head coach||George W. Bryant (2nd season)|
The 1896 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute (VMI) in their sixth season of organized football. The Keydets had a 3–4 record, marking the first losing season in program history.
|Unknown||Washington and Lee||W 12–0|
|October 31||St. John's (MD)||W 14–0|
|November 7||Allegheny Institute||W 42–0|
|November 11||vs. Virginia||L 0–46|
|November 18||St. Alban's||L 0–22|
|November 21||at Washington and Lee||L 0–6|
|November 26||2:30pm||vs. VPI||L 0–24||2,000|
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