VMI–William & Mary football rivalry

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VMI – William & Mary Rivalry
First meeting October 28, 1905
VMI 23 – W&M 0
Latest meeting September 10, 2011
W&M 27 – VMI 7
Statistics
All-time series W&M leads, 53–33–2
VMI–William & Mary football rivalry is located in Virginia
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Military Institute
William & Mary

William & Mary
Locations in Virginia

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, moved 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]

VMI victories William & Mary victories Tie games
# Date Location Winner Score
1 October 28, 1905 Lexington, VA VMI 23–0
2 October 5, 1907 Lexington, VA VMI 58–0
3 October 3, 1908 Lexington, VA VMI 21–0
4 October 9, 1909 Lexington, VA VMI 6–0
5 October 15, 1910 Lexington, VA VMI 33–0
6 October 4, 1913 Lexington, VA VMI 33–3
7 October 10, 1914 Lexington, VA VMI 38–0
8 October 2, 1915 Lexington, VA VMI 19–6
9 October 7, 1916 Lexington, VA VMI 66–0
10 October 7, 1917 Lexington, VA VMI 53–0
11 October 10, 1919 Richmond, VA VMI 21–3
12 November 5, 1932 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 20–7
13 November 4, 1933 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 14–0
14 November 3, 1934 Norfolk, VA VMI 13–6
15 November 2, 1935 Williamsburg, VA VMI 19–0
16 November 7, 1936 Williamsburg, VA VMI 21–0
17 October 2, 1937 Norfolk, VA VMI 20–9
18 October 22, 1938 Williamsburg, VA VMI 14–0
19 November 2, 1940 Lexington, VA Tie 0–0
20 November 8, 1941 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 21–0
21 November 14, 1942 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 27–6
22 November 18, 1944 Portsmouth, VA William & Mary 26–0
23 October 20, 1945 Richmond, VA William & Mary 13–9
24 October 26, 1946 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 41–0
25 November 8, 1947 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 28–20
26 October 9, 1948 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 31–0
27 October 8, 1949 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 54–6
28 September 23, 1950 Roanoke, VA VMI 25–19
29 October 6, 1951 Williamsburg, VA VMI 20–7
30 September 20, 1952 Roanoke, VA William & Mary 34–13
31 November 7, 1953 Roanoke, VA VMI 20–19
32 November 6, 1954 Roanoke, VA VMI 21–0
33 October 29, 1955 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 20–13
34 November 3, 1956 Lynchburg, VA VMI 20–6
35 October 19, 1957 Williamsburg, VA VMI 14–13
36 October 11, 1958 Bluefield, WV Tie 6–6
37 October 17, 1959 Norfolk, VA VMI 26–7
38 September 17, 1960 Williamsburg, VA VMI 33–21
39 October 28, 1961 Williamsburg, VA VMI 14–7
40 October 27, 1962 Lexington, VA VMI 6–0
41 November 2, 1963 Williamsburg, VA VMI 26–6
42 September 19, 1964 Lexington, VA William & Mary 14–12
43 September 18, 1965 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 32–21
44 October 29, 1966 Lexington, VA William & Mary 22–15
45 October 7, 1967 Richmond, VA William & Mary 33–28
# Date Location Winner Score
46 October 26, 1968 Lexington, VA William & Mary 20–10
47 October 25, 1969 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 25–17
48 October 17, 1970 Lexington, VA William & Mary 24–10
49 October 23, 1971 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 12–7
50 October 21, 1972 Lexington, VA William & Mary 31–3
51 October 27, 1973 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 45–14
52 October 26, 1974 Lexington, VA VMI 31–20
53 November 8, 1975 Lexington, VA William & Mary 13–7
54 September 11, 1976 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 34–20
55 September 10, 1977 Lexington, VA VMI 23–13
56 September 9, 1978 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 10–3
57 September 8, 1979 Lexington, VA VMI 7–3
58 September 13, 1980 Williamsburg, VA VMI 13–10
59 September 26, 1981 Lexington, VA VMI 31–14
60 September 18, 1982 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 24–12
61 September 10, 1983 Lexington, VA William & Mary 28–14
62 September 8, 1984 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 24–13
63 October 26, 1985 Lexington, VA VMI 39–38
64 September 13, 1986 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 37–22
65 October 31, 1987 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 17–6
66 September 10, 1988 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 30–7
67 September 16, 1989 Lexington, VA William & Mary 24–17
68 October 13, 1990 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 59–47
69 October 12, 1991 Lexington, VA William & Mary 40–26
70 September 12, 1992 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 21–6
71 October 2, 1993 Norfolk, VA William & Mary 49–6
72 September 24, 1994 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 45–7
73 September 30, 1995 Lexington, VA William & Mary 27–7
74 September 14, 1996 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 40–21
75 September 13, 1997 Lexington, VA William & Mary 41–12
76 September 12, 1998 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 49–0
77 October 13, 1999 Lexington, VA William & Mary 35–14
78 September 9, 2000 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 55–15
79 September 8, 2001 Lexington, VA William & Mary 34–0
80 September 14, 2002 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 62–31
81 September 13, 2003 Lexington, VA William & Mary 34–24
82 September 25, 2004 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 42–6
83 September 10, 2005 Lexington, VA William & Mary 41–7
84 September 23, 2006 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 38–6
85 September 8, 2007 Lexington, VA William & Mary 63–16
86 September 13, 2008 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 52–17
87 September 11, 2010 Williamsburg, VA William & Mary 45–0
88 September 10, 2011 Lexington, VA William & Mary 24–7
Series: William & Mary leads 53–33–2
  • Source: Tribe Athletics[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.