SoCon opponents meet when the VMI Keydets (4-6) and the Western Carolina Catamounts (7-3) play on Saturday, November 18, 2023 at Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium.

VMI has been a bottom-25 scoring offense this season, ranking ninth-worst with 14 points per contest. The defensive unit ranks 50th in the FCS (25 points allowed per game). Western Carolina's defense ranks 80th in the FCS with 373.1 total yards surrendered per contest, but it has been led by its offense, which ranks best by piling up 510.5 total yards per game.

Below we dive into all of the info you need to know about this contest, including how to watch on ESPN+.

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VMI vs. Western Carolina Game Info

  • Date: Saturday, November 18, 2023
  • Time: 12:00 PM ET
  • Channel: ESPN+
  • Live Stream: Watch this game on ESPN+
  • City: Lexington, Virginia
  • Venue: Alumni Memorial Field at Foster Stadium

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VMI vs. Western Carolina Key Statistics

VMI Western Carolina
293.6 (101st) Off. Yards Avg. (Rank) 510.5 (1st)
367.8 (79th) Def. Yards Avg. (Rank) 373.1 (83rd)
112.1 (103rd) Rush Yards Avg. (Rank) 184.7 (26th)
181.5 (91st) Pass Yards Avg. (Rank) 325.8 (2nd)
1 (51st) Turnovers (Rank) 5 (121st)
0 (67th) Takeaways (Rank) 0 (67th)

VMI Stats Leaders

  • Collin Ironside has thrown for 1,222 yards (122.2 ypg) to lead VMI, completing 63.2% of his passes and tossing four touchdown passes compared to five interceptions this season.
  • The team's top rusher, Hunter Rice, has carried the ball 149 times for 729 yards (72.9 per game), scoring 10 times.
  • Rashad Raymond has piled up 364 yards on 94 carries.
  • Aidan Twombly's 425 yards as a receiver lead the team. He's been targeted 28 times and has totaled 32 receptions and three touchdowns.
  • Chance Knox has caught 35 passes for 369 yards (36.9 yards per game) this year.
  • Isaiah Lemmond has a total of 285 receiving yards so far this year, grabbing 30 throws.

Western Carolina Stats Leaders

  • Cole Gonzales has racked up 2,781 yards (278.1 ypg) while completing 66% of his passes and recording 28 touchdown passes with eight interceptions this season. He's also run for 195 yards .
  • The team's top rusher, Desmond Reid, has carried the ball 115 times for 857 yards (85.7 per game) with 12 touchdowns. He's also caught 14 passes for 182 yards.
  • Branson Adams has racked up 85 carries and totaled 515 yards with three touchdowns while also gaining 263 yards through the air with four touchdowns.
  • Censere Lee has totaled 45 catches this season and his team-high yardage total sits at 787 (78.7 yards per game). He's been targeted 30 times and has eight touchdowns.
  • David White has put up a 497-yard season so far with six touchdowns. He's caught 33 passes on 25 targets.
  • AJ Colombo's 28 catches (on 14 targets) have netted him 403 yards (40.3 ypg) and five touchdowns.

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