Coming off the 2015-16 season tied for a Southern Conference championship, the Bulldogs travel to Cullowhee for the fourth game of the young Catamount football season.
Picking up where they left off last season, the #10 nationally ranked The Citadel Bulldogs are 3-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play, having taken care of Mercer 24-23, and Furman 19-14. The Cats and Dogs have played one common opponent, Gardner-Webb, which the Citadel beat 31-24 in Boiling Springs.
When: Saturday, October 1st at 3:30 pmWhere: E. J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC
Radio: Catamount Sports Network
TV / video: ESPN3
The Series: Western trails The Citadel 16-23-1 overall in the series, but are 10-10 in games played in Cullowhee.
The Citadel's 2015 record: 9-4 overall, 5-1 at home and 4-3 on the road. 6-1 in the SoCon
Last Season's Game vs. The Citadel: (Sept. 12, 2015 in Charleston, SC) -
Catamounts Tripped by The Citadel in SoCon Opener, 28-10 - Bulldog quarterback Dominique Allen accounted for 204 yards of total offense including 99 yards rushing and two touchdowns as The Citadel defeated Western Carolina, 28-10, Saturday night at Johnson Hagood Stadium in the Southern Conference opener for both squads. The Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0 SoCon) scored four rushing touchdowns -- three after the Catamounts pulled ahead for the first time in the game midway through the third quarter -- to secure the victory.
Game Notes: Western Carolina - The Citadel
The Citadel Statistics - 2016 (after 3 games):
Rushing Offense: 973 yards or 291 yards per game
Yards per rush: 5.0
TDs rushing: 9
Passing Offense: 198 yards or 66 yards per game
Passing Comp-Att-Int: 11-22-0
Total Offense: 1070 yards or 357 yards per game
Fumbles-Lost: 4 - 2
Penalties-Yards: 12 - 134 yards
Kickoffs-Yards: 15 - 927 (62 avg yards per kick)
Punts-Yards: 13-519 (40 avg yards per punt)
3d Down Conversions: 24 of 49 or 49%
4th Down Conversions: 2 of 5 or 33%
Field Goals - Attempts: 2 of 4
Red-Zone Scores: 8 of 9 (89%)
Red-Zone Touchdowns: 7 of 9 (78%)
PAT-Attempts: 8 of 9 (89%)
Punts (No. Yards): 44 (1667) Avg, per punt: 38
The Citadel returned 15 starters and 52 lettermen from the 2015 squad, that includes All-Americans Dee Delaney (DB) and Tyler Renew (B-BACK) and all-conference selections Ken Allen (DL), Tyler Davis (OL), Tevin Floyd (LB), Evan McField (B-BACK), Quinlan Washington (LB), Kyle Weaver (OL) and Kailik Williams (DB).
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