Richmond–VMI football rivalry

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Richmond–VMI football rivalry
Virginia Military Institute logo.png Richmond Spiders text logo.svg
VMI Richmond

Sport(s) Football
Total meetings 89
Series record Richmond leads, 44–40–5
First meeting November 10, 1893
VMI 34, Richmond 0
Last meeting August 31, 2013
Richmond 34, VMI 0
Next meeting TBD
Largest win VMI, 79–0 (1901)
Longest win streak Richmond, 11 (1997–present)
Current win streak Richmond, 11 (1997–present)
Trophy None

The Richmond–VMI football rivalry is a college football rivalry played between the VMI Keydets and the Richmond Spiders, representing the Virginia Military Institute and University of Richmond, respectively. The series began in 1893, two years after VMI fielded its first football team in 1891, and three years after Richmond's first football team was formed in 1890.

Aside from one year in 1992 in which the game was played in Norfolk, Virginia, the series has always been played at either VMI or Richmond.[1]

History[edit]

Founded in 1839 on the site of the Lexington state arsenal, the Virginia Military Institute, the nation's oldest state-supported military college, first began football in 1873 which featured a one-game season, though the first official team was not fielded until 18 years later in 1891. The Keydets play their home games at 10,000-seat Alumni Memorial Field, their home since 1962.[2]

The University of Richmond, a private, nonsectarian university, was founded in 1830 as "Richmond College". The Spiders began playing football in 1890, and won their first national championship in 2008 by defeating Montana 24–7.[3] Richmond plays their home games at 7,800-seat E. Claiborne Robins Stadium.

The series began in 1893, and VMI won the first five contests, all of which were shutouts. The Keydets also won 12 of the first 14 games, though the series has shifted in Richmond's favor in the last few decades, as the Spiders have won 21 of the last 23 games dating back to 1983. In all, 89 games have been played as of 2012, the most games played against a single opponent for VMI. Both schools were members of the Southern Conference for several decades until Richmond became an independent in 1977, where they now play in the Colonial Athletic Association. Richmond currently holds an 11-game winning streak in the series, and VMI has not won since 1996.

Game Results[edit]

Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series Leader Overall Record
November 10, 1893 VMI 34 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 1–0
November 11, 1895 VMI 44 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 2–0
October 29, 1898 VMI 16 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 3–0
October 28, 1901 VMI 79 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 4–0
October 25, 1902 VMI 33 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 5–0
November 17, 1906 Richmond 6 VMI 4 Richmond, VA VMI 5–1
November 4, 1911 VMI 38 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 6–1
October 3, 1914 VMI 10 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 7–1
October 6, 1915 VMI 13 Richmond 6 Lexington, VA VMI 8–1
September 25, 1926 VMI 10 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 9–1
September 24, 1927 VMI 22 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 10–1
September 29, 1928 6 6 Lexington, VA VMI 10–1–1
September 28, 1929 VMI 40 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 11–1–1
September 27, 1930 VMI 12 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 12–1–1
September 26, 1931 Richmond 7 VMI 0 Lexington, VA VMI 12–2–1
November 12, 1932 Richmond 7 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 12–3–1
November 18, 1933 Richmond 15 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 12–4–1
October 20, 1934 Richmond 7 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 12–5–1
October 12, 1935 Richmond 13 VMI 6 Lexington, VA VMI 12–6–1
October 24, 1936 VMI 20 Richmond 0 Richmond, VA VMI 13–6–1
October 16, 1937 VMI 21 Richmond 7 Richmond, VA VMI 14–6–1
October 15, 1938 VMI 13 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 15–6–1
November 4, 1939 0 0 Richmond, VA VMI 15–6–2
October 26, 1940 Richmond 9 VMI 7 Richmond, VA VMI 15–7–2
October 25, 1941 VMI 25 Richmond 7 Richmond, VA VMI 16–7–2
October 24, 1942 VMI 20 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 17–7–2
October 16, 1943 Richmond 27 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 17–8–2
October 7, 1944 VMI 26 Richmond 20 Richmond, VA VMI 18–8–2
September 29, 1945 VMI 40 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 19–8–2
September 28, 1946 7 7 Richmond, VA VMI 19–8–3
October 18, 1947 Richmond 21 VMI 20 Richmond, VA VMI 19–9–3
October 16, 1948 VMI 9 Richmond 0 Richmond, VA VMI 20–9–3
October 19, 1949 VMI 14 Richmond 7 Richmond, VA VMI 21–9–3
October 7, 1950 VMI 26 Richmond 14 Richmond, VA VMI 22–9–3
September 29, 1951 VMI 34 Richmond 0 Richmond, VA VMI 23–9–3
October 4, 1952 VMI 28 Richmond 14 Lexington, VA VMI 24–9–3
October 3, 1953 Richmond 13 VMI 7 Richmond, VA VMI 24–10–3
October 2, 1954 VMI 19 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 25–10–3
October 1, 1955 Richmond 21 VMI 0 Lexington, VA VMI 25–11–3
October 6, 1956 VMI 35 Richmond 20 Richmond, VA VMI 26–11–3
October 5, 1957 VMI 28 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 27–11–3
October 4, 1958 VMI 12 Richmond 6 Lexington, VA VMI 28–11–3
October 3, 1959 14 14 Lexington, VA VMI 28–11–4
October 1, 1960 VMI 21 Richmond 6 Lexington, VA VMI 29–11–4
September 29, 1961 VMI 8 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 30–11–4
September 28, 1962 VMI 21 Richmond 0 Richmond, VA VMI 31–11–4
October 25, 1963 7 7 Richmond, VA VMI 31–11–5
September 26, 1964 Richmond 20 VMI 14 Richmond, VA VMI 31–12–5
November 6, 1965 VMI 21 Richmond 14 Lexington, VA VMI 32–12–5
October 7, 1966 VMI 34 Richmond 20 Richmond, VA VMI 33–12–5
September 30, 1967 Richmond 3 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 33–13–5
November 2, 1968 Richmond 35 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 33–14–5
September 27, 1969 Richmond 20 VMI 0 Lexington, VA VMI 33–15–5
November 14, 1970 Richmond 40 VMI 17 Richmond, VA VMI 33–16–5
October 16, 1971 Richmond 21 VMI 6 Richmond, VA VMI 33–17–5
September 30, 1972 Richmond 34 VMI 15 Richmond, VA VMI 33–18–5
September 22, 1973 Richmond 35 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 33–19–5
November 2, 1974 Richmond 17 VMI 14 Richmond, VA VMI 33–20–5
October 18, 1975 Richmond 24 VMI 19 Richmond, VA VMI 33–21–5
September 25, 1976 Richmond 43 VMI 0 Richmond, VA VMI 33–22–5
October 8, 1977 VMI 25 Richmond 0 Lexington, VA VMI 34–22–5
October 14, 1978 VMI 23 Richmond 6 Richmond, VA VMI 35–22–5
September 15, 1979 VMI 17 Richmond 7 Lexington, VA VMI 36–22–5
October 8, 1980 VMI 22 Richmond 17 Richmond, VA VMI 37–22–5
November 7, 1981 Richmond 45 VMI 14 Lexington, VA VMI 37–23–5
October 23, 1982 VMI 14 Richmond 0 Richmond, VA VMI 38–23–5
October 29, 1983 Richmond 35 VMI 19 Lexington, VA VMI 38–24–5
October 27, 1984 Richmond 45 VMI 3 Richmond, VA VMI 38–25–5
September 21, 1985 Richmond 28 VMI 14 Lexington, VA VMI 38–26–5
October 18, 1986 Richmond 40 VMI 9 Richmond, VA VMI 38–27–5
September 17, 1988 Richmond 14 VMI 13 Lexington, VA VMI 38–28–5
September 23, 1989 Richmond 27 VMI 22 Richmond, VA VMI 38–29–5
September 28, 1991 VMI 38 Richmond 27 Richmond, VA VMI 39–29–5
October 24, 1992 Richmond 41 VMI 18 Norfolk, VA VMI 39–30–5
September 4, 1993 Richmond 38 VMI 14 Richmond, VA VMI 39–31–5
September 3, 1994 Richmond 34 VMI 31 Lexington, VA VMI 39–32–5
September 2, 1995 Richmond 51 VMI 28 Richmond, VA VMI 39–33–5
November 9, 1996 VMI 20 Richmond 7 Lexington, VA VMI 40–33–5
September 20, 1997 Richmond 56 VMI 3 Richmond, VA VMI 40–34–5
September 4, 1999 Richmond 42 VMI 6 Richmond, VA VMI 40–35–5
October 25, 2003 Richmond 35 VMI 25 Richmond, VA VMI 40–36–5
September 11, 2004 Richmond 34 VMI 7 Lexington, VA VMI 40–37–5
November 5, 2005 Richmond 38 VMI 3 Richmond, VA VMI 40–38–5
September 16, 2006 Richmond 58 VMI 7 Richmond, VA VMI 40–39–5
October 4, 2008 Richmond 56 VMI 16 Lexington, VA 40–40–5
September 26, 2009 Richmond 38 VMI 28 Richmond, VA Richmond 41–40–5
September 17, 2011 Richmond 34 VMI 19 Richmond, VA Richmond 42–40–5
September 15, 2012 Richmond 47 VMI 6 Lexington, VA Richmond 43–40–5
August 31, 2013 Richmond 34 VMI 0 Richmond, VA Richmond 44–40–5

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