VMI–William & Mary football rivalry

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VMI – William & Mary Rivalry
VMI logo William & Mary logo
Teams VMI
William & Mary Tribe
First Meeting VMI 23 – W&M 0 (1905)
Most Recent Meeting W&M 27 – VMI 7 (2011)
Series W&M leads, 53–33–2

The VMI–William & Mary football rivalry [1] between the VMI Keydets and the William & Mary Tribe is a match-up between two historic public universities, the Virginia Military Institute and the College of William and Mary, in the state of Virginia. While the rivalry has lost intensity since William & Mary departed from the Southern Conference in 1977, the Tribe and Keydets maintain the series through frequent non-conference match-ups. The series is the second-longest for William & Mary (after the Capital Cup with Richmond), and the longest for VMI at 88 games. The football series began in 1905 and has been played a total of 88 times as of 2011.

History[edit]

The College of William and Mary was founded in Williamsburg, Virginia in 1693, and the Virginia Military Institute was founded in 1839 in Lexington, Virginia. The VMI Keydets football team was established in 1891, and the William & Mary team was founded two years later in 1893. VMI has hosted its home games in Lexington on the Parade Ground, Alumni Field, and the current Alumni Memorial Field, which was constructed in 1962. William & Mary has hosted all of its home contests in Williamsburg at Zable Stadium (known as Cary Field until 1989). The game has also been played in Richmond, Lynchburg, Norfolk, Portsmouth, and Roanoke, Virginia as well as Bluefield, West Virginia (Mitchell Stadium).

Previously, the game was a conference match up when VMI and William & Mary were both members of the Southern Conference from 1936 until 1976. William & Mary then became an independent before joining the Yankee Conference in 1993. It has since been a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference for football, and is currently part of the Colonial Athletic Association. VMI remained a member of the Southern Conference until 2001 before leaving for the Big South Conference. The Keydets, however, will move back to the Southern Conference in 2013.

The most recent game was played on September 10, 2011 in Lexington with William & Mary defeating VMI 24–7. VMI has not won a contest between the two teams since 1985.

Game results[edit]

  • Source:Tribe Athletics[2]
Date Winning Team Losing Team Site Series Leader Overall Record
October 28, 1905 VMI 23 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 1–0
October 5, 1907 VMI 58 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 2–0
October 3, 1908 VMI 21 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 3–0
October 9, 1909 VMI 6 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 4–0
October 15, 1910 VMI 33 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 5–0
October 4, 1913 VMI 33 William & Mary 3 Lexington, VA VMI 6–0
October 10, 1914 VMI 38 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 7–0
October 2, 1915 VMI 19 William & Mary 6 Lexington, VA VMI 8–0
October 7, 1916 VMI 66 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 9–0
October 7, 1917 VMI 53 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 10–0
October 10, 1919 VMI 21 William & Mary 3 Richmond, VA VMI 11–0
November 5, 1932 William & Mary 20 VMI 7 Norfolk, VA VMI 11–1
November 4, 1933 William & Mary 14 VMI 0 Norfolk, VA VMI 11–2
November 3, 1934 VMI 13 William & Mary 6 Norfolk, VA VMI 12–2
November 2, 1935 VMI 19 William & Mary 0 Williamsburg, VA VMI 13–2
November 7, 1936 VMI 21 William & Mary 0 Williamsburg, VA VMI 14–2
October 2, 1937 VMI 20 William & Mary 9 Norfolk, VA VMI 15–2
October 22, 1938 VMI 14 William & Mary 0 Williamsburg, VA VMI 16–2
November 2, 1940 VMI 0 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 16–2–1
November 8, 1941 William & Mary 21 VMI 0 Williamsburg, VA VMI 16–3–1
November 14, 1942 William & Mary 27 VMI 6 Norfolk, VA VMI 16–4–1
November 18, 1944 William & Mary 26 VMI 0 Portsmouth, VA VMI 16–5–1
October 20, 1945 William & Mary 13 VMI 9 Richmond, VA VMI 16–6–1
October 26, 1946 William & Mary 41 VMI 0 Williamsburg, VA VMI 16–7–1
November 8, 1947 William & Mary 28 VMI 20 Williamsburg, VA VMI 16–8–1
October 9, 1948 William & Mary 31 VMI 0 Norfolk, VA VMI 16–9–1
October 8, 1949 William & Mary 54 VMI 6 Williamsburg, VA VMI 16–10–1
September 23, 1950 VMI 25 William & Mary 19 Roanoke, VA VMI 17–10–1
October 6, 1951 VMI 20 William & Mary 7 Williamsburg, VA VMI 18–10–1
September 20, 1952 William & Mary 34 VMI 13 Roanoke, VA VMI 18–11–1
November 7, 1953 VMI 20 William & Mary 19 Roanoke, VA VMI 19–11–1
November 6, 1954 VMI 21 William & Mary 0 Roanoke, VA VMI 20–11–1
October 29, 1955 William & Mary 20 VMI 13 Williamsburg, VA VMI 20–12–1
November 3, 1956 VMI 20 William & Mary 6 Lynchburg, VA VMI 21–12–1
October 19, 1957 VMI 14 William & Mary 13 Williamsburg, VA VMI 22–12–1
October 11, 1958 VMI 6 William & Mary 6 Bluefield, WV VMI 22–12–2
October 17, 1959 VMI 26 William & Mary 7 Norfolk, VA VMI 23–12–2
September 17, 1960 VMI 33 William & Mary 21 Williamsburg, VA VMI 24–12–2
October 28, 1961 VMI 14 William & Mary 7 Williamsburg, VA VMI 25–12–2
October 27, 1962 VMI 6 William & Mary 0 Lexington, VA VMI 26–12–2
November 2, 1963 VMI 26 William & Mary 6 Williamsburg, VA VMI 27–12–2
September 19, 1964 William & Mary 14 VMI 12 Lexington, VA VMI 27–13–2
September 18, 1965 William & Mary 32 VMI 21 Williamsburg, VA VMI 27–14–2
October 29, 1966 William & Mary 22 VMI 15 Lexington, VA VMI 27–15–2
October 7, 1967 William & Mary 33 VMI 28 Richmond, VA VMI 27–16–2
October 26, 1968 William & Mary 20 VMI 10 Lexington, VA VMI 27–17–2
October 25, 1969 William & Mary 25 VMI 17 Williamsburg, VA VMI 27–18–2
October 17, 1970 William & Mary 24 VMI 10 Lexington, VA VMI 27–19–2
October 23, 1971 William & Mary 12 VMI 7 Williamsburg, VA VMI 27–20–2
October 21, 1972 William & Mary 31 VMI 3 Lexington, VA VMI 27–21–2
October 27, 1973 William & Mary 45 VMI 14 Williamsburg, VA VMI 27–22–2
October 26, 1974 VMI 31 William & Mary 20 Lexington, VA VMI 28–22–2
November 8, 1975 William & Mary 13 VMI 7 Lexington, VA VMI 28–23–2
September 11, 1976 William & Mary 34 VMI 20 Williamsburg, VA VMI 28–24–2
September 10, 1977 VMI 23 William & Mary 13 Lexington, VA VMI 29–24–2
September 9, 1978 William & Mary 10 VMI 3 Williamsburg, VA VMI 29–25–2
September 8, 1979 VMI 7 William & Mary 3 Lexington, VA VMI 30–25–2
September 13, 1980 VMI 13 William & Mary 10 Williamsburg, VA VMI 31–25–2
September 26, 1981 VMI 31 William & Mary 14 Lexington, VA VMI 32–25–2
September 18, 1982 William & Mary 24 VMI 12 Williamsburg, VA VMI 32–26–2
September 10, 1983 William & Mary 28 VMI 14 Lexington, VA VMI 32–27–2
September 8, 1984 William & Mary 24 VMI 13 Williamsburg, VA VMI 32–28–2
October 26, 1985 VMI 39 William & Mary 38 Lexington, VA VMI 33–28–2
September 13, 1986 William & Mary 37 VMI 22 Williamsburg, VA VMI 33–29–2
October 31, 1987 William & Mary 17 VMI 6 Norfolk, VA VMI 33–30–2
September 10, 1988 William & Mary 30 VMI 7 Williamsburg, VA VMI 33–31–2
September 16, 1989 William & Mary 24 VMI 17 Lexington, VA VMI 33–32–2
October 13, 1990 William & Mary 59 VMI 47 Norfolk, VA 33–33–2
October 12, 1991 William & Mary 40 VMI 26 Lexington, VA W&M 34–33–2
September 12, 1992 William & Mary 21 VMI 6 Williamsburg, VA W&M 35–33–2
October 2, 1993 William & Mary 49 VMI 6 Norfolk, VA W&M 36–33–2
September 24, 1994 William & Mary 45 VMI 7 Williamsburg, VA W&M 37–33–2
September 30, 1995 William & Mary 27 VMI 7 Lexington, VA W&M 38–33–2
September 14, 1996 William & Mary 40 VMI 21 Williamsburg, VA W&M 39–33–2
September 13, 1997 William & Mary 41 VMI 12 Lexington, VA W&M 40–33–2
September 12, 1998 William & Mary 49 VMI 0 Williamsburg, VA W&M 41–33–2
October 13, 1999 William & Mary 35 VMI 14 Lexington, VA W&M 42–33–2
September 9, 2000 William & Mary 55 VMI 15 Williamsburg, VA W&M 43–33–2
September 8, 2001 William & Mary 34 VMI 0 Lexington, VA W&M 44–33–2
September 14, 2002 William & Mary 62 VMI 31 Williamsburg, VA W&M 45–33–2
September 13, 2003 William & Mary 34 VMI 24 Lexington, VA W&M 46–33–2
September 25, 2004 William & Mary 42 VMI 6 Williamsburg, VA W&M 47–33–2
September 10, 2005 William & Mary 41 VMI 7 Lexington, VA W&M 48–33–2
September 23, 2006 William & Mary 38 VMI 6 Williamsburg, VA W&M 49–33–2
September 8, 2007 William & Mary 63 VMI 16 Lexington, VA W&M 50–33–2
September 13, 2008 William & Mary 52 VMI 17 Williamsburg, VA W&M 51–33–2
September 11, 2010 William & Mary 45 VMI 0 Williamsburg, VA W&M 52–33–2
September 10, 2011 William & Mary 24 VMI 7 Lexington, VA W&M 53–33–2

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Holmes, Phillips lead William & Mary to 63-16 win over VMI". Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo.com. September 8, 2007. Retrieved November 14, 2013. 
  2. ^ "William & Mary vs. VMI Series Records". Tribe Athletics. TribeAthletics.com. December 14, 2013. Retrieved December 14, 2013.