Starting QB for VMI vs. The Citadel not revealed quite yet
VMI is in a good spot versus The Citadel this week with both starting quarterbacks healthy. Season starter Seth Morgan was injured two weeks ago against Cornell. Collin Ironside stepped in and has passed for four touchdowns in two games. Morgan has been cleared for Saturday, making both ready and available if called upon.
No longer the hunters: VMI football entering fall as the SoCon’s team to beat
The expectations are certainly high for the 2020 Southern Conference Champions and the VMI Keydets are taking that very seriously. Former Patrick Henry Patriot Leroy Thomas says that heading into the season, this year VMI is no longer the hunters, but rather the hunted.
VMI picked 2nd by Media in preseason poll
The Keydets are coming off that spring season SoCon title, and auto bid into the FCS playoffs.
VMI put four players onto the first team All-SoCon preseason team this fall.
First team honorees include senior receiver Jacob Herres, offensive lineman Marshall Gill, defensive back Ethan Caselberry, and Linebacker Stone Snyder. The Keydets are the defending champs but they are not the favorites to repeat, as the media has chosen them second and the coaches poll has them third.
VMI opens ‘Spring Season’ of football in Lexington
Lexington, Va. – VMI’s spring football season practice schedule opened Friday afternoon at 430. The Keydets will be working out for three weeks ahead of their first contest, set for Februrary 20th at Chattanooga. “We want to play as many games as possible here at VMI. VMI quarterback Reece Udinski opens the spring season as the SoCon preseason offensive player of the year in voting by the league’s nine coaches. They are picked 6th this spring season.
Last second shot lifts Wofford 80-78 at VMI
After a Terrier defensive stop, Murphy nailed the game winner and a VMI desperation shot from midcourt fell short. Junior Jake Stephens had 11 of his 13 points in the second half and added six assists to tie a career high. Wofford shot 53 percent for the game (30-57) and 54 percent (14-26) from three-point range. We did a better job in the second half. In the second half, we were able to get the ball to Jake Stephens better and get some high-low plays.”
North Cross’ James Jackson, Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo sign to play at the next level
ROANOKE, Va. – On Friday, North Cross senior James Jackson signed to play football at UVA with plans to enroll early in January. He had 77 tackles, 8 tackles for loss, and 9 sacks during this fall’s shortened season. Patrick Henry’s Trace Pedigo also put pen to paper. While he’s hopeful for a senior season, he’s ready for the next chapter. Just being able to actually go play division I sports is God’s blessing,” he said.
Hokies battle past ‘pesky’ VMI 64-57
Blacksburg, Va. – RECORDS AND NOTABLES ● Virginia Tech moves to 4-0 on the season after taking down VMI 64-57. ● Tech forced VMI to commit nine turnovers and the Hokies scored 13 points off those turnovers. ● KEY FIRST HALF RUN: With just over 5 minutes left in the half, tied at 16-16 Tech went on a 12-2 run giving the Hokies a 28-18 edge. ● KEY SECOND HALF RUN: Late in the second half the Hokies went on a 10-2 run to give Tech a 53-47 advantage. This run would prove to be enough as the Hokies defeated VMI 64-57.
Big East & Big South Conferences postpone Fall Sports
The Big East Conference and the Big South conference join the ranks of those throwing up a stop sign on fall sports. Liberty is an associate member of the Big East in field hockey, so they are directly affected. Meanwhile, delaying Big South football impacts VMIs 2020 fall schedule. The Keydets were set to take on Robert Morris, a first year member of the Big South on September 5th in Moon Township, Pennsylvania in their opener. The Colonials announced they have suspended their fall season, despite being given the option by the conference to play 4 non-conference games this fall at their discretion.
Salem grad Alex Ramsey sets new single game VMI touchdown record
The VMI Keydets are on the cusp of making history, the first time they've won four conference games since 1979. But it's also only conference game number five and behind that potential mark in time is a Salem high grad who broke his own record against Samford on Saturday - he scored six touchdowns in one game. "People were saying all like three touchdowns, four touchdowns, five, I wasn't counting," running back Alex Ramsey said. The unfortunate thing is once you're on top of the mountain, you've got to climb back down and climb another one. "The Mercer Bears are a very good football team, they've had an open week to prepare for us, they're number one in the nation in kickoff returns.