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VMI Keydets (6-2)


VMI's Wachenheim earns Eddie Robinson Award as FCS coach of the year

(Stats Perform) - To put VMI's spring championship season in perspective, consider the military school program hadn't had a winning record since moving to the FCS level in 1982 and had a 25-game losing streak as recently as 2018.

It helps to explain how on Tuesday, VMI's Scott Wachenheim was a runaway winner of the Stats Perform FCS Eddie Robinson Award, which is in its 34th season and presented to the national coach of the year in college football's Division I subdivision.

VMI captured an outright Southern Conference title - its first conference championship since 1977 - and for the first time earned a national FCS ranking and a bid to the national playoffs. The Keydets, No. 11 to end the regular season, fell at James Madison in the first round, completing a 6-2 record - their first above. 500 since 1981.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: S. Morgan1374
Passing TDs: S. Morgan10
Rushing Yards: K. Bridy344
Rushing TDs: K. Bridy4
Receiving Yards: J. Herres978
Receiving TDs: J. Herres8
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 at Robert Morris Postponed
9/11 at Virginia Cancelled
9/19 vs. Princeton Postponed
9/26 at Chattanooga Postponed
10/3 vs. Furman Postponed
10/17 at Wofford Postponed
10/24 vs. ETSU Postponed
10/31 vs. Citadel Postponed
11/7 at Western Carolina Postponed
11/14 at Samford Postponed
11/21 vs. Mercer Postponed
2/20 at Chattanooga Postponed
2/27 vs. Furman W 14 - 13
3/6 at Western Carolina W 30 - 7
3/13 vs. Mercer W 41 - 14
3/20 at Samford W 38 - 37
3/27 at Wofford W 36 - 31
4/3 vs. ETSU L 20 - 24
4/17 vs. Citadel W 31 - 17
4/24 at James Madison L 24 - 31
Southern
  Conference Overall
12 Virginia Military 6-1 6-2
Chattanooga 3-1 3-2
21 ETSU 4-2 4-2
Mercer 5-3 5-6
Samford 4-3 4-3
Furman 3-4 3-4
Citadel 2-6 2-10
Wofford 1-4 1-4
Western Carolina 1-5 1-8
Offense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 3423 (13)
Passing Yards: 2477 (5)
Rushing Yards: 946 (37)
Points per game: 29.3 (22)
Yards per game: 427.9 (17)
Touchdowns: 29 (14)
Field Goals: 11 (15)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 2923 (84)
Passing Yards: 1583 (78)
Rushing Yards: 1340 (86)
Points per game: 21.8 (34)
Yards per game: 365.4 (57)
Touchdowns: 21 (70)
Field Goals: 7 (73)
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