2022 FCS Season Preview: Virginia Military Institute

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.

(For a link to CSJ’s full 2022 SoCon preview, click here.)

Impact Players

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

10 - 44
Truist Stadium (Wake Forest)

Wake Forest 44, VMI 10

TV/Streaming: ACC Network
14 - 24
Alumni Memorial Stadium

VMI 24, Bucknell 14

TV/Streaming: ESPN+
28 - 22
Alumni Memorial Stadium

Cornell 28, VMI 22

TV/Streaming: ESPN+
3:30 pm
E.J. Whitmire Stadium

VMI at Western Carolina

TV/Streaming: ESPN3
1:30 pm
Alumni Memorial Stadium

East Tennessee State at VMI

1:30 pm
Finley Stadium

VMI at Chattanooga

1:30 pm
Alumni Memorial Stadium

Furman at VMI

1:30 pm
Alumni Memorial Stadium

Mercer at VMI

3:00 pm
Seibert Stadium

VMI at Samford

1:30 pm
Gibbs Stadium

VMI at Wofford

TV/Streaming: ESPN+
Alumni Memorial Stadium

The Citadel at VMI (Military Classic of the South)