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VMI earns first FCS playoff bid, beats The Citadel 31-17

LEXINGTON, Va. (AP) Seth Morgan threw three touchdown passes, and No. 15 VMI will enter the FCS playoffs for the first time with its 31-17 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.

The Keydets (6-1, 6-1), who also collected their first Southern Conference title since 1977, will find out their playoff opponent on Sunday when the Division I Football Championship Committee releases the 16-team bracket.

Morgan has started the last three games since taking over for the Keydets' all-time passing leader and Maryland recruit Reece Udinski, who suffered a season-ending ACL tear against Samford on March 20. Morgan completed 25 of 34 passes for 328 yards against The Citadel, connecting with 6-foot-4 Jakob Herres on 11 receptions for 123 yards that included a 50-yard touchdown catch.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: J. Adams279
Passing TDs: J. Adams3
Rushing Yards: J. Adams757
Rushing TDs: J. Adams9
Receiving Yards: R. Webb282
Receiving TDs: R. Webb4
Interceptions: None 
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
9/5 vs. Elon Postponed
9/12 at South Florida L 6 - 27
9/19 at 1 Clemson L 0 - 49
9/26 vs. Eastern Kentucky L 14 - 37
10/3 vs. ETSU Postponed
10/10 at Army West Point L 9 - 14
10/17 vs. Chattanooga Postponed
10/24 vs. Furman Postponed
10/31 at VMI Postponed
11/7 vs. Samford Postponed
2/27 at Mercer L 28 - 42
3/6 vs. Chattanooga L 24 - 25
3/13 at Western Carolina L 14 - 21
3/20 vs. ETSU L 21 - 28
3/27 vs. Samford L 7 - 55
4/3 at Wofford W 28 - 24
4/10 vs. Furman W 26 - 7
4/17 at VMI L 17 - 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: 3496 (12)
Passing Yards: 593 (80)
Rushing Yards: 2903 (1)
Points per game: 16.2 (88)
Yards per game: 291.3 (79)
Touchdowns: 24 (22)
Field Goals: 5 (49)
Defense (FCS Rank)
Yards: 4300 (100)
Passing Yards: 2237 (97)
Rushing Yards: 2063 (100)
Points per game: 30.0 (75)
Yards per game: 358.3 (50)
Touchdowns: 43 (100)
Field Goals: 6 (59)
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