2005 VMI Keydets football
Conference Big South Conference
2005 record 3–8 (2–2 Big South)
Head coach Cal McCombs (7th year)
Offensive coordinator Will McCombs (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Johnny Burnett (4th year)
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
« 2004 2006 »

Template:2005 Big South football standings The 2005 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute during the 2005 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was the Keydets' 115th year of football, and their 3rd season in the Big South Conference.

After opening the year with a shutout win over Davidson, VMI lost its next three games to William & Mary, FBS-Duke, and Lehigh. They rebounded by winning two straight conference games over Charleston Southern, 34–12, and Liberty, 10–7, but ending the year on a five-game losing streak to end the season at 3–8 and 2–2 in Big South play, including a 22–14 loss to The Citadel in the Military Classic of the South.


September 3Davidson*W 33–05,215
September 10at William & Mary*L 7–417,140
September 17at Duke*L 14–4010,126
September 24Lehigh*dagger
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 26–286,524
October 1at LibertyW 10–711,263
October 8Charleston Southern
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
W 34–126,844
October 15at Wofford*L 23–385,111
October 22Gardner–Webb
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 52–55 3OT5,845
October 29at Coastal CarolinaL 14–387,218
November 5at Richmond*L 3–389,853
November 19The Citadel*
L 14–228,674
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming


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