1920 VMI Keydets football team

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1920 VMI Keydets football
VMI Keydets (1920 team picture).jpg
SAIAA champion
Conference South Atlantic Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1920 record 9–0 (5–0 SAIAA)
Head coach Blandy Clarkson (1st season)
Seasons
← 1919
1921 →
1920 SAIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI $ 5 0 0     9 0 0
Maryland 4 0 0     7 2 0
Washington and Lee 3 0 0     5 3 0
Georgetown 3 1 0     6 4 0
Virginia 3 1 0     5 2 2
NC State 4 2 0     7 3 0
Richmond 2 2 0     6 2 0
Davidson 2 2 0     5 5 0
VPI 2 4 0     4 6 0
Catholic 1 3 0     3 5 0
George Washingtonn 0 1 0     1 6 1
St. John's (MD) 0 1 0     0 1 0
Johns Hopkins 0 2 0     0 3 0
William & Mary 0 4 0     4 5 0
North Carolina 0 5 0     2 6 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1920 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute in their thirtieth season of organized football, during the 1920 college football season. Led by first year head coach Blandy Clarkson, the Keydets went 9–0 and outscored opponents 431 to 20.[1] College Football Hall of Fame inductee Jimmy Leech starred on the team, leading the nation in scoring with 210 points.[2] Leech was selected third-team All-America by Walter Camp, the season included the first instance of the rivalry with The Citadel, which would later become known as the Military Classic of the South. The team was nicknamed "The Flying Squadron."

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 Roanoke* VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA W 54–0   -
October 2 Hampden–Sydney* VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA W 136–0   -
October 9 at Virginia Lambeth Field • Charlottesville, VA W 22–6   -
October 16 The Citadel* Lynchburg, VA (Rivalry) W 35–0   -
October 23 at Penn* Franklin FieldPhiladelphia, PA W 27–7   -
October 30 NC State Petersburg, VA W 14–0   -
November 6 at North Carolina Chapel Hill, NC W 23–0   -
November 13 Catholic VMI Parade Ground • Lexington, VA W 96–0   -
November 25 2:30pm[3] vs. VPI Fair Grounds[3]Roanoke, VA (Rivalry) W 24–7   15,000[4]–20,000[5]
daggerHomecoming.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b VMI Football Record Book
  2. ^ "VMI Athletic History". Retrieved February 23, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "V.M.I. and V.P.I. Clash at Fair Grounds in Annual Classic This Afternoon". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 25, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  4. ^ "V.M.I. Concludes Season with Clean Slate; Wins Over V.P.I. By Score 24-7". The World News. Library of Virginia. November 26, 1920. p. 13. Retrieved December 14, 2015. 
  5. ^ "V.M.I. Wallops V.P.I." The Cadet. Virginia Military Institute. November 27, 1920. p. 1. Retrieved February 3, 2016. 
  6. ^ The 1920 schedule