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2018 VMI Keydets football
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Conference Southern Conference
2018 record 1–10 (0–8 SoCon)
Head coach Scott Wachenheim (4th year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Sheppard (1st year)
Defensive coordinator Tom Clark (4th year)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
« 2017 2019 »

Template:2018 Southern Conference football standings The 2018 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was VMI's 128th football season. The Keydets were led by fourth-year head coach Scott Wachenheim. They played their home games at 10,000–seat Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium. They were a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon). They finished the season 1–10, 0–8 in SoCon play to finish in last place.

Previous seasonEdit

The Keydets finished the 2017 season 0–11, 0–8 in SoCon play to finish in last place. This was VMI's fourth winless season and the first time they had gone winless since 2004.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason media pollEdit

The SoCon released their preseason media poll on July 25, 2018, with the Keydets predicted to finish in last place.[1] The same day the coaches released their preseason poll with the Keydets also predicted to finish in last place.[2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 204 (20)
2 Furman 174 (2)
3 Wofford 163 (1)
4 Mercer 133
5 Western Carolina 114
6 Chattanooga 88
7 The Citadel 83
8 East Tennessee State 53
9 VMI 23
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 63 (7)
2 Wofford 53 (1)
3 Furman 52 (1)
4 Western Carolina 39
5 Chattanooga 34
6 Mercer 32
7 The Citadel 28
8 East Tennessee State 15
9 VMI 8

Preseason All-SoCon TeamsEdit

The Keydets placed one player on the preseason all-SoCon teams.

Offense

2nd team

Brad Davis – OL

ScheduleEdit


DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 17:00 p.m.at Toledo*ESPN3L 3–6624,136
September 86:00 p.m.at No. 8 WoffordESPN+L 14–594,957
September 14[lower-alpha 1]2:30 p.m.East Tennessee StateESPN+L 24–272,764
September 223:30 p.m.at Western CarollinaESPN+L 50–5212,759
September 291:30 p.m.Mercer
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
ESPN3L 38–483,251
October 132:00 p.m.at SamfordESPN+L 22–734,163
October 201:30 p.m.The Citadel
ESPN3L 32–347,002
October 273:00 p.m.at ChattanoogaESPN+L 27–348,201
November 31:30 p.m.Tusculum*
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
ESPN+W 20–113,617
November 101:30 p.m.Furman
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
ESPN+L 13–493,922
November 172:00 p.m.at Old Dominion*ESPN+L 14–7720,118

Source:[3]

Projected Depth ChartEdit

Defensive Starters
[2]


FS
Ethan Caselberry
Will Bunton


OLB ILB ILB SLB
Tyren Cloyd Elliott Brewster Brett Howell {{{LOLB_Starter}}}
Imani Bey Carter Johnson Devin Carper {{{LOLB_Backup}}}
SS
A.J. Smith
Jaylen Adkins
CB
Collin Loftis
Chris Ferrill


DE NT DE
Zack Baker Warren Dabney Jarrod Richmond
Chuck Weatherman George Brown Jordan Ward
CB
Kaleb Tucker
Mike Williams
Offensive Starters
[3]
WR
Kris Thornton
Kendrick Jackson
WR
Devone Humphrey
Isaiah Parker
LT LG C RG RT
Marshall Gill Sawaar Canady Cole Brummit Josh Andre Brad Davis
Critt Johnson Nick Hartnett Aaron Gallagher Will Morris Shane Strand
TE
Colby Rider
Ryan Clark
WR
Javeon Lara
Michael Jackson
QB
Reece Udinski
Chance Newman
RB
Quan Myers
Alex Ramsey
Special Teams
PK Tommy Smith
PK Reed King
P Reed King
P Tommy Smith
KR Korey Bridy
PR Isaiah Parker
LS Connor Riddle
H Jake Paladino


Game summariesEdit

at ToledoEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 3 0 0 3
Rockets 21 21 21 3 66



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


at WoffordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 7 0 7 14
No. 8 Terriers 21 21 17 0 59



Overall record Last meeting Result
10–11 2017 WOF, 45–14


East Tennessee StateEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 7 6 7 7 27
Keydets 0 17 7 0 24



Overall record Last meeting Result
9–14 2017 ETSU, 24–6


at Western CarolinaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 14 10 13 13 50
Catamounts 14 7 21 10 52



Overall record Last meeting Result
3–20 2017 WCU, 26–7


MercerEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bears 13 14 14 7 48
Keydets 7 13 0 18 38



Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2017 MERC, 49–14


at SamfordEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 9 13 0 0 22
Bulldogs 14 28 24 7 73



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–5 2017 SAM, 26–7


The CitadelEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 7 7 14 6 34
Keydets 7 7 6 12 32



Overall record Last meeting Result
30–41–2 2017 CIT, 21–3


at ChattanoogaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 14 7 0 6 27
Mocs 7 14 6 7 34



Overall record Last meeting Result
7–16–1 2017 CHAT, 63–7


TusculumEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pioneers 0 3 0 8 11
Keydets 0 7 7 6 20



Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting


FurmanEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 21 14 14 0 49
Keydets 7 0 0 6 13



Overall record Last meeting Result
9–26 2017 FUR, 42–10


at Old DominionEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 14 0 14
Monarchs 21 28 14 14 77



Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 2017 ODU, 45–28


ReferencesEdit


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