2009 VMI Keydets football team

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2009 VMI Keydets football
Virginia Military Institute logo.png
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
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#22 Liberty §   5 1         8 3  
Stony Brook §   5 1         6 5  
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 Charleston Southern, Liberty, Army, and Old Dominion.[3] VMI finished 2–9 overall and 1–5 in the Big South.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 5 1:30 PM Robert Morris* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA W 14–13   6,084[4]
September 19 6:00 PM at James Madison* Bridgeforth StadiumHarrisonburg, VA L 44–16   15,951[5]
September 26 3:30 PM at Richmond* City StadiumRichmond, VA L 38–28   7,554[6]
October 3 1:30 PM Gardner-Webbdagger Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 27–23   5,846[7]
October 10 7:00 PM at Coastal Carolina Brooks StadiumConway, SC L 20–6   6,506[8]
October 17 1:30 PM Stony Brook Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 27–20   7,112[9]
October 24 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Bailey Memorial StadiumClinton, SC W 31–20   3,483[10]
October 31 1:30 PM Charleston Southern Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 31–21   4,217[11]
November 7 7:00 PM at Liberty Williams StadiumLynchburg, VA L 54–14   15,208[12]
November 14 Noon at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 22–17   32,109[13]
November 21 1:30 PM Old Dominion* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA L 42–35   8,132[14]
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.

Team Leaders[edit]

Rushing[edit]

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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