The Virginia Military Institute Keydets have released their 2019 football schedule, which features games at Marshall and Army.
VMI will open the 2019 season on the road in Huntington, West Virginia, to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd on Saturday, Aug. 31.
The Keydets open their home schedule the following week on Sept. 7 at Alumni Memorial Field in Lexington, Virginia, against the Mars Hill Lions, a Division II team.
One week later on Sept. 14, VMI hits the road to take on the ETSU Buccaneers. The Keydets return home to host back-to-back contests, first against the Robert Morris Colonials on Sept. 21 and then their Southern Conference (SoCon) opener against the Wofford Terriers on Sept. 28.
Next up for VMI is a trip to Charleston, South Carolina, to take on The Citadel Bulldogs on Oct. 5. VMI then hosts the Samford Bulldogs on Oct. 12 followed by a trip to play the Mercer Bears on Oct. 19.
After their only off week of the season on Oct. 26, VMI hosts the Western Carolina Catamounts in Lexington on Nov. 2.
A pair of road trips are up next, as VMI will head to take on the Furman Paladins on Nov. 9 and the Army West Point Black Knights on Nov. 16.
VMI closes out the 2019 regular-season at home on Nov. 23 against the Chattanooga Mocs.
VMI is coming off consecutive dismal seasons, finishing 0-11 in 2017 and 1-9 in 2018. The Keydets have closed each season from 2004 through 2018 with a below .500 record and haven’t finished above .500 since 1981 (6-3-1).