1916 VMI Keydets football team

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1916 VMI Keydets football
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1916 record 4–5 (1–4 SAIAA)
Head coach Frank Gorton (3rd season)
Seasons
← 1915
1917 →
1916 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VPI $ 4 0 0     7 2 0
Georgetown 2 0 0     8 1 0
Washington and Lee 1 0 0     5 2 2
George Washington 2 1 0     3 3 1
North Carolina 2 1 0     5 4 0
Catholic 2 1 0     4 4 0
Virginia 2 1 0     4 5 0
Davidson 1 2 0     5 3 1
Richmond 1 3 1     5 2 2
VMI 1 4 0     4 5 0
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
William & Mary 0 2 1     2 5 2
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 2 0
North Carolina A&M 0 4 0     2 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1916 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in their twenty-sixth season of organized football. Led by 3rd year head coach Frank Gorton, the Keydets went 4–5. [1] After a 3–0 start with 3 shutout victories, VMI would lose 5 out of their final 6 games with only 1 win.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Hampden–Sydney VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA W 19–0  
October 7 William & Mary VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA (Rivalry) W 66–0  
October 14 Gallaudet VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA W 54–0  
October 21 at Maryland College Park, MD L 9–15  
October 28 at North Carolina Emerson Field • Chapel Hill, NC L 13–38  
November 4 Catholic VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA L 14–16  
November 11 vs. Clemson Richmond, VA W 37–7  
November 18 Virginia VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA L 7–20  
November 30 2:30pm[2] vs. VPI Fair Grounds[2]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) L 14–23   5,000[3]
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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b VMI Football Record Book
  2. ^ a b "Football Enthusiasm Runs High in Roanoke". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 30, 1916. p. 1. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Cadets are Defeated After Freakish Game". Richmond Times-Dispatch. Library of Virginia. December 1, 1916. p. 9. Retrieved December 10, 2015. 
  4. ^ The 1917 Bomb