VMI Snares Silver Shako

VMI Snares Silver Shako

GENERAL J.H. Binford Peay III, the superintendent of VMI, accepts the Silver Shako from The Citadel after the Keydets won 34-21 on Saturday in Charleston, S.C. Joining Peay are VMI head football coach Scott Wachenheim (VMI jacket and cap) and his celebrating players. (Chuck Steenburgh photo)

VMI Snares Silver Shako

VMI REDSHIRT junior running back Alex Ramsey (36) goes up against The Citadel’s Chris Beverley. Ramsey rushed for 97 yards and a touchdown. (Chuck Steenburgh photo)

The Virginia Military Institute football team earned a hard-fought 34-21 win at The Citadel on Saturday in Charleston, S.C. It was the Keydets’ first win over The Citadel (2-4 overall, 0-2 Southern Conference) since 2002, breaking a 12-game losing streak to their rival in the Military Classic of the South. VMI (3-3, 2-1) had not won in Charleston since 1995.

VMI junior quarterback Reece Udinski had his ninth career 300-yard passing game by completing 25-of-35 passes for 335 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions. He set a new SoCon record for consecutive passes without an interception as he now has thrown 252 passes without a pick. The Keydets did not commit a turnover for a second straight week and third time this season.

Alex Ramsey rushed for 97 yards and a TD for VMI, and Jakob Herres caught eight passes for 175 yards and two TDs. Kicker Grant Clemons made two field goals for the Keydets, a 22-yarder and a 46-yarder.

The Keydets will continue SoCon action this Saturday at 1:30 p.m. when they play host to Samford (3-3, 2-1) at Foster Stadium.

For more details on the last Saturday’s game and for updates on the Keydets, visit www.vmikeydets.com.

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