1897 VMI Keydets football team

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1897 VMI Keydets football
1897 VMI Keydets football team.jpg
Conference Independent
1897 record 3–2
Head coach R. N. Groner (1st season)
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The 1897 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in their seventh season of organized football. The Keydets went 3-2 under first year head coach R. N. Groner.[1]


Date Time Opponent Site Result
Unknown Columbia* Unknown • Lexington, Virginia W 14-4  
October 23, 1897 at Vanderbilt* Dudley FieldNashville, Tennessee L 0-12  
Unknown at Roanoke* Unknown • Lexington, Virginia W 20-6  
Unknown Hampden-Sydney* Unknown • Lexington, Virginia W 42-0  
Unknown vs. St. Alban's* Unknown • Lynchburg, Virginia L 0-4  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches' Poll released prior to game.