VMI prepares to play their rival The Citadel on the gridiron

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LEXINGTON, Va. (WFXR) — It is rivalry week on the gridiron for the VMI Keydets as they host The Citadel in the Military Classic Of The South. VMI is coming off a bye week as two weeks ago they lost to ETSU at home. So much to play for in the rivalry game this Saturday. A Keydets win gives them not only the Silver Shako for the second season in a row, they will also win their first Southern Conference title since 1977, as well as a clinch an automatic spot in the FCS playoffs! “It is everything we work for all year long! it is one of our goals to get the Silver Shako. So it means a lot to us we have been working all year long and we are ready to go. It is our rival down south we want to beat them. They are our big time rivals I think it is one of the biggest rivalries in FCS football so we want to beat them every year,” said VMI redshirt senior linebacker Connor Riddle. VMI hosting The Citadel this Saturday at 1:30 from Foster Stadium in Lexington! The game is sold out but you can see it on WWCW as part of the Southern Conference football game of the week.

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