1908 VMI Keydets football team

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1908 VMI Keydets football
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1908 VMI Keydets football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1908 record 4-2
Head coach Charles Roller (2nd year)
« 1907 1909 »

The 1908 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in their eighteenth season of organized football. VMI went 4-2 in a fairly short season under head coach Charles Roller.[1]


Date Time Opponent Site Result
October 3[2] William & Mary* Unknown • Lexington, VA (Rivalry) W 21-0  
October 10 Hampden-Sydney* Unknown • Lexington, VA W 40-0  
October 13[3] Staunton Military Academy* Unknown • Lexington, VA W 57-0  
October 17[3] St. John's* Unknown • Lexington, VA L 2-10  
October 24[4] vs. VPI* Unknown • Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 0-10  
October 31[5] vs. Roanoke* Unknown • Lexington, VA W 37-0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.


  • On October 13, when VMI played Staunton Military, Charles Roller was away, being replaced by assistant coach Pete Krebs, who also coached the basketball team that year.[3]
  • On October 31, VMI's George Cook Ferebee died from a blow to the head during the Keydets game against Roanoke College. The game was stopped immediately when his death was announced, after he was carried away to a nearby hospital.[5]