|2008 VMI Keydets football|
|Conference||Big South Conference|
|2008 record||4–7 (1–4 Big South)|
|Offensive coordinator||Brent Davis (3rd season)|
|Defensive coordinator||A. J. Christoff (1st season)|
|Home stadium||Alumni Memorial Field|
|2008 Big South Conference football standings|
|No. 14 Liberty $||5||–||0||10||–||2|
Rankings from The Sports Network poll
The 2008 VMI Keydets football team represented the Virginia Military Institute during the 2008 NCAA Division I FCS football season. It was the Keydets 118th year of football, which began in 1891, and their 6th season in the Big South Conference. VMI was run by first year head coach Sparky Woods, who was previously a head coach at Appalachian State and South Carolina. Woods was a replacement for his predecessor Jim Reid, who departed from the Institute to be linebackers coach of the Miami Dolphins.
The Keydets enjoyed one of their most successful seasons in recent years in terms of wins. The year started with a convincing victory over St. Francis 49–0. After a 52–17 drubbing from William & Mary, the Keydets handled another Division-II opponent, Chowan, 69–20. A late second-half surge then pushed Ohio past VMI 51–31 the following week. Another large loss came from Richmond at home, 56–16. The Keydets did, however, get their first conference win since 2005, a 47–20 blowout victory over Coastal Carolina. VMI ended the year with a 49–27 win over future conference member Presbyterian, breaking a four-game losing streak.
|September 6||1:30 pm||Saint Francis*||W 49–0||5,123|
|September 13||7:00 pm||at William & Mary*||L 17–52||10,624|
|September 20||1:30 pm||Chowan*||W 69–20||6,793|
|September 27||2:00 pm||at Ohio*||L 31–51||19,938|
|October 4||1:30 pm||No. 6 Richmond*||L 16–56||7,643|
|October 11||1:30 pm||Coastal Carolina||W 47–20||8,157|
|October 25||1:30 pm||at Garnder–Webb||L 27–34||5,600|
|November 1||1:30 pm||at Charleston Southern||L 21–31||3,213|
|November 8||1:30 pm||Liberty||L 26–38||6,813|
|November 15||3:30 pm||at Stony Brook||L 26–40||2,051|
|November 22||1:30 pm||Presbyterian*||W 49–27||4,710|
- "VMI Head Coach Jim Reid Joins Miami Dolphins Staff". Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
- 2008 VMI Football Schedule