Scores

Final

Charl Southern 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Citadel 49

(1-0, 1-0 home)

6:00 PM ET, September 1, 2012

Johnson Hagood, CHARLESTON, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CHSO 0 14 0 014
CIT 7 7 28 749

Top Performers

Passing: M. Dixon (CHSO) - 123 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: R. Anderson (CIT) - 10 CAR, 80 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: C. Jones (CHSO) - 2 REC, 77 YDS, 1 TD

The Citadel 49, Charleston Southern 14

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Citadel scored 28 points in the third quarter to pull away from Charleston Southern 49-14 in the season opener for both teams Saturday.

Charleston Southern led 14-7 in the second quarter before Rickey Anderson's 27-yard run for The Citadel 1:29 before halftime tied it at 14-14.

The Citadel rushed for 479 yards, gaining 27 first downs on the run. The Bulldogs ranked third in the Football Championship Subdivision in rushing offense with 3,153 yards last season.

Anderson scored three touchdowns, including one in the decisive third quarter on a 3-yard run, and Ben Dupree scored twice in the third period for the Bulldogs.

Darien Robinson, who led The Citadel with 120 yards rushing, ran 54 yards for a touchdown to give the Bulldogs a 28-14 advantage in the third-quarter scoring barrage.

Malcolm Dixon threw a touchdown pass and ran for a score for Charleston Southern.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHSO
CIT
1st Downs1330
Total Yards263527
Passing12348
Rushing140479
Penalties4-354-30
3rd Down Conversions5-123-9
4th Down Conversions1-43-4
Turnovers32
Possession24:2035:40

Passing Leaders

Charleston SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Dixon6/141238.811
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Miller3/5489.600

Rushing Leaders

Charleston SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Allen11565.1012
Davis12525.0025
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson1212010.0154
Anderson10808.0327

Receiving Leaders

Charleston SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones27738.5162
Glears23216.0029
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Martin12525.0025
Jones11212.0012

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD01:00Rickey Anderson 1 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD06:00Chase Jones 15 Yd Pass From Malcolm Dixon (Mark Deboy Kick) 77
TD02:42Malcolm Dixon 9 Yd Run (Mark Deboy Kick) 147
TD01:29Rickey Anderson 27 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1414
THIRD QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD11:39Ben Dupree 10 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1421
TD11:07Darien Robinson 54 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1428
TD07:50Ben Dupree 6 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1435
TD00:23Rickey Anderson 3 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1442
FOURTH QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD11:40Vinny Miller 19 Yd Run (Thomas Warren Kick) 1449