VMI started their 2022 season wining 6 of their first seven games against FCS competition. From there, the Keydets lost their last three games of the season, sliding to a 6-5 final record. The Keydets were scoring over 31 points in all their early wins but got to that number only once in the last three weeks. Defensively, the Keydets allowed 33 points per game. Seth Morgan battled a couple injuries and Collin Ironside filled in decently, but it wasn’t enough for the Keydets to get back to the playoffs.
QB Seth Morgan was not as effective as he was in the spring. He threw 11 interceptions against just 14 touchdowns. He threw for more average yards per game but he has to take better care of the ball, especially with Jakob Herres no longer in the receiving corps.
RB Korey Bridy will again be the feature back in 2022. Bridy led the team with eight touchdown runs and 654 yards. Bridy was only able to play in 9 games, missing the end of the season due to injury corresponding with the losing streak.
LB Stone Snyder had another big season for the Keydets with 120 tackles, 11 for loss. Another big season should put him in the Buck Buchanan discussion and a potential NFL look.
Key Game: November 19 vs. The Citadel
Worst Case: The offense struggles and turns the ball over too much and VMI finishes in the bottom third of the SoCon
Best Case: The defense takes a step forward and the offense clicks again and the Keydets challenge for the SoCon title.
VMI 2022 Season
Jamie is a proud 2002 graduate of James Madison University. He’s witnessed the growth of the program from no one in the stands in 1998, to the hiring of Mickey Matthews, to the 2004 National Championship, to the 2008 team, to the struggles in the early 2010s, and finally the rebuild under Mike Houston. He also allegedly really enjoys Washington, DC-based Stanley Cup winners.
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