2005 VMI Keydets football team

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2005 VMI Keydets football
Virginia Military Institute logo.png
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)
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Big South football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#24 Coastal Carolina   3 1         9 2  
Charleston Southern   3 1         7 4  
Gardner–Webb   2 2         5 6  
VMI   2 2         3 8  
Liberty   0 4         1 10  
† – Conference champion
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

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.

Schedule[edit]

Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 3 Davidson* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA W 33–0   5,215
September 10 at William & Mary* Zable StadiumWilliamsburg, VA (Rivalry) L 7–41   7,140
September 17 at Duke* Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 14–40   10,126
September 24 Lehigh*dagger Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 26–28   6,524
October 1 at Liberty Williams StadiumLynchburg, VA W 10–7   11,263
October 8 Charleston Southern Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA W 34–12   6,844
October 15 at Wofford* Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC L 23–38   5,111
October 22 Gardner–Webb Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 52–55 (3OT)   5,845
October 29 at Coastal Carolina Brooks StadiumConway, SC L 14–38   7,218
November 5 at Richmond* City StadiumRichmond, VA L 3–38   9,853
November 19 The Citadel* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA (Military Classic of the South) L 14–22   8,674
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

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