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2009 VMI Keydets football
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Conference Big South Conference
2009 record 2–9 (1–5 Big South)
Head coach Sparky Woods (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Brent Davis (4th year)
Defensive coordinator A. J. Christoff (2nd year)
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Big South football standings
v · d · e Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 Liberty §   5 1         8 3  
Stony Brook §   5 1         6 5  
[[{{{school}}}|Charleston Southern]]   4 2         6 5  
Gardner–Webb   3 3         6 5  
Coastal Carolina   3 3         5 6  
VMI   1 5         2 9  
Presbyterian   0 6         0 11  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2009 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute during the 2009 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was VMI's 119th all-time football season which started in 1891. They competed in the Big South Conference, and they were led by 2nd year head coach Sparky Woods, who was appointed VMI's 30th head coach in 2008.[1] VMI played its home games at Alumni Memorial Field, as they still do ever since 1962.[2]

The Keydets kicked off the year by just defeating Robert Morris 14–13. Two losses followed to then-#6 James Madison and then-#1 Richmond, 44–16 and 38–28, respectively. Three more losses followed to conference opponents Gardner-Webb, Coastal Carolina, and Stony Brook. The next week, VMI held off Presbyterian for a 31–20 win. It would be their final win of the year, as the Keydets lost to [[{{{school}}}|Charleston Southern]], Liberty, Army, and Old Dominion.[3] VMI finished 2–9 overall and 1–5 in the Big South.

Schedule Edit

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultAttendance
September 51:30 PM[[{{{school}}}|Robert Morris]]*W 14–136,084[4]
September 196:00 PMat James Madison*L 44–1615,951[5]
September 263:30 PMat Richmond*L 38–287,554[6]
October 31:30 PMGardner-Webbdagger
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 27–235,846[7]
October 107:00 PMat Coastal CarolinaL 20–66,506[8]
October 171:30 PMStony Brook
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 27–207,112[9]
October 242:00 PMat PresbyterianW 31–203,483[10]
October 311:30 PM[[{{{school}}}|Charleston Southern]]
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 31–214,217[11]
November 77:00 PMat [[{{{school}}}|Liberty]]L 54–1415,208[12]
November 14Noonat Army*L 22–1732,109[13]
November 211:30 PMOld Dominion*
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
L 42–358,132[14]
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming

Team Leaders Edit

RushingEdit

Name GP Attempts Net Yards Avg. TD Avg/Game
Howard Abegesah 11 171 964 5.6 6 87.6
Kyle Hughes 11 136 642 4.7 7 58.4
Tim Maypray 11 115 519 4.5 6 47.2

Passing Edit

Name GP Comp Attempts Int TD Yards Avg/game
Kyle Hughes 11 47 99 8 5 697 63.4
Cam Jones 7 4 11 0 1 30 4.3
Tim Maypray 11 2 5 0 0 11 1.0

Receiving Edit

Name GP Thrown to Yards Avg. TD Avg/Game
Mario Scott 11 14 237 16.9 3 21.5
Tim Maypray 11 12 152 12.7 3 13.8
Bryan Barnson 11 11 183 16.6 0 16.6

Punt Returning Edit

Name Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long
Tim Maypray 16 207 12.9 1 86
Jafri Taylor 1 34 34.0 0 34
Greg Walker 1 16 16.0 0 16

Interceptions Edit

Name Int Yards Avg. TD
Juan Thrasher 1 1 1.0 0
Michael Johnson 1 0 0 0
Josh Sneed 1 11 11.0 0

Kick Returning Edit

Name Attempts Yards Avg. TD Long
Tim Maypray 46 972 21.1 0 47
Michael Rainey-Wiles 3 46 15.3 0 22
Bryant Youngblood 2 13 6.5 0 7

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ReferencesEdit

  1. "Sparky Woods". http://www.vmikeydets.com/ViewArticle.dbml?SPSID=43758&SPID=3895&DB_OEM_ID=9800&ATCLID=1431676&Q_SEASON=2010.
  2. "Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium - Home of VMI Keydets Football". http://www.vmikeydets.com/ViewArticle.dbml?DB_OEM_ID=9800&ATCLID=1357385.
  3. "Football - Schedule - VMIKeydets.com - The Official Site of Virginia Military Institute Athletics". http://www.vmikeydets.com/SportSelect.dbml?SPSID=43759&SPID=3895&DB_OEM_ID=9800&KEY=&Q_SEASON=2009.
  4. "RMU vs VMI (Sep 05, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi0905.htm.
  5. "VMI vs James Madison (Sep 19, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi0919.htm.
  6. "VMI vs Richmond (Sep 26, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi0926.htm.
  7. "Gardner-Webb vs VMI (Oct 3, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1003.htm.
  8. "VMI vs Coastal Carolina (10-10-09)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1010.htm.
  9. "Stony Brook vs VMI (Oct 17, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1017.htm.
  10. "VMI vs Presbyterian College (Oct 24, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1024.htm.
  11. "Charleston Southern vs VMI (Oct 31, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1031.htm.
  12. "VMI vs Liberty (Nov 7, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1107.htm.
  13. "VMI vs Army (Nov 14, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1114.htm.
  14. "Old Dominion vs VMI (Nov 21, 2009)". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/vmi1121.htm.
  15. "VMI - Cumulative Season Statistics". http://www.nmnathletics.com/fls/9800/stats/2009-2010/football/teamcume.htm.
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