2013 VMI Keydets football team

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2013 VMI Keydets football
Virginia Military Institute logo.png
Conference Big South Conference
2013 record 2–10 (1–4 Big South)
Head coach Sparky Woods (6th year)
Offensive coordinator Matt Campbell (4th year)
Defensive coordinator Greg Harris (1st year)
Home stadium Alumni Memorial Field
(Capacity: 10,000)
Seasons
« 2012 2014 »
2013 Big South football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#7 Coastal Carolina +^   4 1         12 3  
Liberty +   4 1         8 4  
#24 Charleston Southern   3 2         10 3  
Gardner–Webb   2 3         7 5  
Presbyterian   1 4         3 8  
VMI   1 4         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The 2013 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by sixth year head coach Sparky Woods and played their home games at Alumni Memorial Field. They are a member of the Big South Conference. 2013 was VMI's final year as a member of the Big South, as they will move to the Southern Conference in 2014.

The season began with a 34–0 shutout defeat at the hands of Richmond on August 31. The Keydets achieved their first win of the year the following week by defeating Glenville State 34–27, thanks to a last second goal-line stand as time expired. After a 37–24 loss to Division II North Greenville, VMI would endure a 7-game losing streak, falling to Virginia, Robert Morris in double overtime, Charleston Southern, Presbyterian, Coastal Carolina, and Liberty.

The Keydets' losing streak was snapped on November 9 with a decisive 27–9 win over Gardner–Webb. This also saw the end of a 9-game conference losing streak. VMI then lost to The Citadel 31–10 in the Military Classic of the South, and ended the year with a 35–23 loss to the Bucknell Bison, finishing the year at 2–10 and 1–4 in Big South play. It was the third straight year VMI won only two games in a season.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 6:00 PM at No. 15 Richmond* E. Claiborne Robins StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–34   8,700
September 7 1:30 PM Glenville State* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA BSN W 34–27   5,316
September 14 1:30 PM North Greenville* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA BSN L 24–37   4,494
September 21 3:30 PM at Virginia* Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA ESPN3 L 0–49   40,165
September 28 1:30 PM Robert Morris* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA BSN L 31–37 OT  4,821
October 12 1:30 PM Charleston Southern Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA BSN L 17–25   5,902
October 19 2:00 PM at Presbyterian Bailey Memorial StadiumClinton, SC BSN L 35–49   3,032
October 26 6:00 PM at No. 6 Coastal Carolina Brooks StadiumConway, SC BSN L 27–66   7,174
November 2 3:30 PM at Liberty Williams StadiumLynchburg, VA FSN L 7–17   18,334
November 9 1:30 PM Gardner–Webb Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA ESPN3 W 27–9   4,832
November 16 1:00 PM at The Citadel* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) L 10–31   12,069
November 23 1:30 PM Bucknell* Alumni Memorial Field • Lexington, VA BSN L 23–35   4,913
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Game Notes[edit]

Richmond[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 0 0 0 0 0
Richmond 7 14 6 7 34

at Robins Stadium (Richmond, VA)

  • Game time: 6:00 PM
  • Game weather: 89 degrees, Winds 6 MPH
  • Game attendance: 8,700
  • Referee: Kelvin Hudson

Glenville State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Glenville State 0 7 13 7 27
VMI 7 14 6 7 34

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: 80 degrees, Winds 3–5 MPH
  • Game attendance: 5,316
  • Referee: Matt Young

North Greenville[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
North Greenville 10 13 14 0 37
VMI 0 10 7 7 24

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: 64 degrees, Winds 5 MPH Northeast
  • Game attendance: 4,494
  • Referee: Dennis Hennigan

Virginia[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 0 0 0 0 0
Virginia 0 21 21 7 49

at Scott Stadium (Charlottesville, VA)

  • Game time: 3:30 PM
  • Game weather: 68 degrees, Winds 10 MPH Southeast
  • Game attendance: 40,165
  • Referee: Riley Johnson

Robert Morris[edit]

1 2 3 4 OT 2OT Total
Robert Morris 7 7 7 10 0 6 37
VMI 7 10 7 7 0 0 31

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: 68 degrees, Winds 3–5 MPH
  • Game attendance: 4,821
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan

Charleston Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Charleston Southern 13 0 9 3 25
VMI 0 14 3 0 17

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: 64 degrees, Winds 8-10 MPH
  • Game attendance: 5,902
  • Referee: Duane Heydt

Presbyterian[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 7 0 7 21 35
Presbyterian 0 14 21 14 49

at Bailey Memorial Stadium (Clinton, SC)

  • Game time: 2:00 PM
  • Game weather: 66 degrees, Winds 8 MPH Southwest
  • Game attendance: 3,032
  • Referee: Jeff Heaser

Coastal Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 7 17 3 0 27
Coastal Carolina 13 17 22 14 66

at Brooks Stadium (Conway, SC)

  • Game time: 6:00 PM
  • Game weather: 59 degrees, Winds 6 MPH West
  • Game attendance: 7,174
  • Referee: Walt Davenport

Liberty[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 0 0 0 7 7
Liberty 0 0 7 10 17

at Williams Stadium (Lynchburg, VA)

  • Game time: 3:30 PM
  • Game weather: 69 degrees, Winds 8 MPH Northwest
  • Game attendance: 18,334
  • Referee: Gary Patterson
  • TV: MASN, ESPN3

Gardner-Webb[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Gardner-Webb 3 0 0 6 9
VMI 10 7 10 0 27

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:00 PM
  • Game weather: 45-50 degrees, Winds 5-8 MPH
  • Game attendance: 4,832
  • Referee: Jeff Flanagan
  • TV: ESPN3

The Citadel[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
VMI 0 10 0 0 10
The Citadel 0 7 3 21 31

at Johnson Hagood Stadium (Charleston, SC)

  • Game time: 1:00 PM
  • Game weather: 75 degrees, Winds 10 MPH Northeast
  • Game attendance: 12,069
  • Referee: Thomas Graham

Bucknell[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bucknell 7 0 14 14 35
VMI 7 3 7 6 23

at Alumni Memorial Field (Lexington, VA)

  • Game time: 1:30 PM
  • Game weather: 53 degrees, Winds 10-20 MPH
  • Game attendance: 4,913
  • Referee: J. Magallanes

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