This offseason, VMI renewed a paused, in-state series with William & Mary, with the first of four matchups scheduled for the 2024 season.
It’s a good move for VMI – well, maybe.
In a series that dates to 1905 with 88 all-time meetings, but none since 2011, the Keydets will have an opportunity to end their 25-game losing streak to W&M.
Or they could keep adding to the Tribe’s winning streak, which began in 1986 and is the longest active run between two current NCAA FCS-level programs.
Grambling State’s 32 straight wins over Prairie View A&M between 1977-2008 mark the only other longer streak. It began one year before the first FCS season in 1978.
Most Consecutive Wins in Series Between Two Current FCS-Level Programs
32 – Grambling State over Prairie View A&M (1977-2008)
25 – William & Mary over VMI (1986-present)
23 – Brown over Rhode Island (1909-34)
22 – Eastern Kentucky over Tennessee Tech (1976-97); Eastern Kentucky over Austin Peay (1978-2008)
21 – Grambling State over Mississippi Valley State (1957-77)
20 – Eastern Kentucky over UT Martin (1973-2009); Penn over Columbia (1997-2016)
18 – Eastern Kentucky over Morehead State (1972-89); Western Illinois over Southern Illinois (1984-2001)
Longest Active Winning Streaks Between Two FCS Programs
* – matchup scheduled in 2022 season
25 – William & Mary over VMI (since 1986)
16 – Albany over Saint Francis (1999)
15 – San Diego over Marist (2003)
14 – Wofford over Charleston Southern (1994); *San Diego over Morehead State (2005); *Maine over Rhode Island (2007)
13 – *Eastern Washington over Northern Colorado (1984); Duquesne over Marist (1995); *Montana over Idaho State (2004)
Chase Weight of Stats Perform and the NCAA Record Book contributed data.