Richmond–VMI football rivalry

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Richmond–VMI football rivalry
Sport Football
First meeting November 10, 1893
VMI 34, Richmond 0
Latest meeting September 19, 2015
Richmond 42, VMI 10
Next meeting TBD
Trophy None
Statistics
Meetings total 90
All-time series Richmond leads, 45–40–5
Largest victory VMI, 79–0 (1901)
Longest win streak Richmond, 12 (1997–present)
Current win streak Richmond, 12 (1997–present)
Richmond–VMI football rivalry is located in Virginia
Richmond
Richmond
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute
Locations in Virginia

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, 90 games have been played as of 2015, 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 a 12-game winning streak in the series, and VMI has not won since 1996.

Game Results[edit]

VMI victories Richmond victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 November 10, 1893 Lexington, VA VMI 34–0
2 November 11, 1895 Lexington, VA VMI 44–0
3 October 29, 1898 Lexington, VA VMI 16–0
4 October 28, 1901 Lexington, VA VMI 79–0
5 October 25, 1902 Lexington, VA VMI 33–0
6 November 17, 1906 Richmond, VA Richmond 6–4
7 November 4, 1911 Lexington, VA VMI 38–0
8 October 3, 1914 Lexington, VA VMI 10–0
9 October 6, 1915 Lexington, VA VMI 13–6
10 September 25, 1926 Lexington, VA VMI 10–0
11 September 24, 1927 Lexington, VA VMI 22–0
12 September 29, 1928 Lexington, VA Tie 6–6
13 September 28, 1929 Lexington, VA VMI 40–0
14 September 27, 1930 Lexington, VA VMI 12–0
15 September 26, 1931 Lexington, VA Richmond 7–0
16 November 12, 1932 Richmond, VA Richmond 7–0
17 November 18, 1933 Richmond, VA Richmond 15–0
18 October 20, 1934 Richmond, VA Richmond 7–0
19 October 12, 1935 Lexington, VA Richmond 13–6
20 October 24, 1936 Richmond, VA VMI 20–0
21 October 16, 1937 Richmond, VA VMI 21–7
22 October 15, 1938 Richmond, VA VMI 13–6
23 November 4, 1939 Richmond, VA Tie 0–0
24 October 26, 1940 Richmond, VA Richmond 9–7
25 October 25, 1941 Richmond, VA VMI 25–7
26 October 24, 1942 Richmond, VA VMI 20–6
27 October 16, 1943 Richmond, VA Richmond 27–0
28 October 7, 1944 Richmond, VA VMI 26–20
29 September 29, 1945 Richmond, VA VMI 40–6
30 September 28, 1946 Richmond, VA Tie 7–7
31 October 18, 1947 Richmond, VA Richmond 21–20
32 October 16, 1948 Richmond, VA VMI 9–0
33 October 19, 1949 Richmond, VA VMI 14–7
34 October 7, 1950 Richmond, VA VMI 26–14
35 September 29, 1951 Richmond, VA VMI 34–0
36 October 4, 1952 Lexington, VA VMI 28–14
37 October 3, 1953 Richmond, VA Richmond 13–7
38 October 2, 1954 Richmond, VA VMI 19–6
39 October 1, 1955 Lexington, VA Richmond 21–0
40 October 6, 1956 Richmond, VA VMI 35–20
41 October 5, 1957 Richmond, VA VMI 28–6
42 October 4, 1958 Lexington, VA VMI 12–6
43 October 3, 1959 Lexington, VA Tie 14–14
44 October 1, 1960 Lexington, VA VMI 21–6
45 September 29, 1961 Richmond, VA VMI 8–6
46 September 28, 1962 Richmond, VA VMI 21–0
# Date Location Winner Score
47 October 25, 1963 Richmond, VA Tie 7–7
48 September 26, 1964 Richmond, VA Richmond 20–14
49 November 6, 1965 Lexington, VA VMI 21–14
50 October 7, 1966 Richmond, VA VMI 34–20
51 September 30, 1967 Richmond, VA Richmond 3–0
52 November 2, 1968 Richmond, VA Richmond 35–0
53 September 27, 1969 Lexington, VA Richmond 20–0
54 November 14, 1970 Richmond, VA Richmond 40–17
55 October 16, 1971 Richmond, VA Richmond 21–6
56 September 30, 1972 Richmond, VA Richmond 34–15
57 September 22, 1973 Richmond, VA Richmond 35–0
58 November 2, 1974 Richmond, VA Richmond 17–14
59 October 18, 1975 Richmond, VA Richmond 24–19
60 September 25, 1976 Richmond, VA Richmond 43–0
61 October 8, 1977 Lexington, VA VMI 25–0
62 October 14, 1978 Richmond, VA VMI 23–6
63 September 15, 1979 Lexington, VA VMI 17–7
64 October 8, 1980 Richmond, VA VMI 22–17
65 November 7, 1981 Lexington, VA Richmond 45–14
66 October 23, 1982 Richmond, VA VMI 14–0
67 October 29, 1983 Lexington, VA Richmond 35–19
68 October 27, 1984 Richmond, VA Richmond 45–3
69 September 21, 1985 Lexington, VA Richmond 28–14
70 October 18, 1986 Richmond, VA Richmond 40–9
71 September 17, 1988 Lexington, VA Richmond 14–13
72 September 23, 1989 Richmond, VA Richmond 27–22
73 September 28, 1991 Richmond, VA VMI 38–27
74 October 24, 1992 Norfolk, VA Richmond 41–18
75 September 4, 1993 Richmond, VA Richmond 38–14
76 September 3, 1994 Lexington, VA Richmond 34–31
77 September 2, 1995 Richmond, VA Richmond 51–28
78 November 9, 1996 Lexington, VA VMI 20–7
79 September 20, 1997 Richmond, VA Richmond 56–3
80 September 4, 1999 Richmond, VA Richmond 42–6
81 October 25, 2003 Richmond, VA Richmond 35–25
82 September 11, 2004 Lexington, VA Richmond 34–7
83 November 5, 2005 Richmond, VA Richmond 38–3
84 September 16, 2006 Richmond, VA Richmond 58–7
85 October 4, 2008 Lexington, VA Richmond 56–16
86 September 26, 2009 Richmond, VA Richmond 38–28
87 September 17, 2011 Richmond, VA Richmond 34–19
88 September 15, 2012 Lexington, VA Richmond 47–6
89 August 31, 2013 Richmond, VA Richmond 34–0
90 September 19, 2015 Richmond, VA Richmond 42–10
Series: Richmond leads 45–40–5

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