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2019 VMI Keydets football
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Conference Southern Conference
2019 record 0–0 (0–0 SoCon)
Head coach Scott Wachenheim (5th year)
Offensive coordinator Brian Sheppard (2nd year)
Defensive coordinator Tom Clark (5th year)
Base defense 3–4
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
« 2018 2020 »

Template:2019 Southern Conference football standings The 2019 VMI Keydets football team represent the Virginia Military Institute in the 2019 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It is VMI's 129th football season. The Keydets are led by fifth-year head coach Scott Wachenheim. They play their home games at 10,000–seat Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium. They are a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon).

Previous seasonEdit

The Keydets finished the 2018 season 1–10, 0–8 in SoCon play to finish in last place.

PreseasonEdit

Preseason media and coaches pollsEdit

The SoCon released their preseason media poll and coaches poll on July 22, 2019. The Keydets were picked to finish in 9th place in both polls.[1][2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Wofford 253 (21)
2 Furman 229 (6)
3 East Tennessee State 187 (2)
4 Mercer 146
5 Chattanooga 134
6 Samford 125
7 The Citadel 111
8 Western Carolina 88
9 VMI 32
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Wofford 63 (7)
2 Furman 55 (1)
3 East Tennessee State 44 (1)
4 Chattanooga 40
5 Mercer 34
6 Samford 33
7 The Citadel 22
8 Western Carolina 21
9 VMI 12

Preseason All-SoCon teamsEdit

The Keydets placed four players on the preseason all–SoCon teams.[2]

Offense

1st team

Javeon Lara – WR

2nd team

Reece Udinski – QB

Defense

1st team

A.J. Smith – DB

Specialists

2nd team

Rohan Martin – RS

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:30 p.m.at Marshall*Stadium  
September 71:30 p.m.Mars Hill*
September 147:30 p.m.at East Tennessee State
September 211:30 p.m.Robert Morris*
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
September 281:30 p.m.Wofford
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
October 52:00 p.m.at The Citadel
October 121:30 p.m.Samford
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
October 193:00 p.m.at Mercer
November 21:30 p.m.Western Carolina
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
November 91:00 p.m.at Furman
November 1612:00 p.m.at Army*CBSSN
November 231:30 p.m.Chattanooga
  • Alumni Memorial Field
  • Lexington, VA
Source:[3]

Projected Depth ChartEdit

Projected depth chart will be set following the 2019 spring football session.

Defensive Starters


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Offensive Starters
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Game summariesEdit

at MarshallEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–14 1996 MARSH, 45–20
VMI Keydets at Marshall Thundering Herd
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Thundering Herd 0 0 0 0

0

at Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

Mars HillEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting
Mars Hill Mountain Lions at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Mountain Lions 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: September 7, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT

at East Tennessee StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–15 2018 ETSU, 27–24
VMI Keydets at East Tennessee State Buccaneers
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Buccaneers 0 0 0 0

0

at William B. Greene Jr. Stadium, Johnson City, TN

  • Date: September 14, 2019
  • Game time: 7:30 PM EDT

Robert MorrisEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2017 RMU, 23–0
Robert Morris Colonials at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Colonials 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: September 21, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT

WoffordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–12 2018 WOF, 59–14
Wofford Terriers at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Terriers 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: September 28, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT

at The CitadelEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
30–42–2 2018 CIT, 34–32
VMI Keydets at The Citadel Bulldogs
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Bulldogs 0 0 0 0

0

at Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

  • Date: October 5, 2019
  • Game time: 2:00 PM EDT

SamfordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
0–6 2018 SAM, 73–22
Samford Bulldogs at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: October 12, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT

at MercerEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2018 MERC, 48–38
VMI Keydets at Mercer Bears
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Bears 0 0 0 0

0

at Five Star Stadium, Macon, GA

  • Date: October 19, 2019
  • Game time: 3:00 PM EDT

Western CarolinaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–21 2018 WCU, 52–50
Western Carolina Catamounts at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: November 2, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EDT

at FurmanEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–27 2018 FUR, 49–13
VMI Keydets at Furman Paladins
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Paladins 0 0 0 0

0

at Paladin Stadium, Greenville, SC

  • Date: November 9, 2019
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT

at ArmyEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–14 2010 ARMY, 29–7
VMI Keydets at Army Black Knights
1 2 3 4 Total
Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

Black Knights 0 0 0 0

0

at Michie Stadium, West Point, NY

ChattanoogaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–17–1 2018 CHAT, 34–27
Chattanooga Mocs at VMI Keydets
1 2 3 4 Total
Mocs 0 0 0 0

0

Keydets 0 0 0 0

0

at Alumni Memorial Field, Lexington, VA

  • Date: November 23, 2019
  • Game time: 1:30 PM EST

ReferencesEdit

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