ELON, N.C. -- Ben Dupree threw for one touchdown and rushed for three more to lead Citadel in a crushing 35-10 victory over Elon on Saturday.
Dupree threw only six times for four completions and 166 yards. But his 65-yard touchdown pass to fullback Darien Robinson early in the third quarter would mark the beginning of the end for Elon as it gave the Bulldogs (4-6, 4-4 Southern Conference) a 21-10 lead from which they would never look back. The Citadel scored a total of four unanswered touchdowns and its offensive total of 424 yards was nearly twice that of Elon (2-8, 1-5).
Freshman Citadel running back Tyler Renew chipped in with 82 yards on eight carries and a touchdown.
The Bulldog defense forced three Elon turnovers, intercepting Mike Quinn once in the first quarter and, crucially, twice on back-to-back possessions in the second half.
After surviving the Les Miles telenovela, which landed LSU's big cigars at No. 5, we're left to ponder who can claim the Bottom 10 title.
Oregon is the only team to beat both USC and Stanford this season, so there are likely lessons to be learned from watching the game film.
Will Oklahoma move up the College Football Playoff rankings after their big win over Oklahoma State?
The Hurricanes continue to search for a new head coach and have interviewed Dan Mullen, Mark Richt, Greg Schiano and Butch Davis for the vacancy, sources confirmed to ESPN.
Paul Finebaum doesn't see how Iowa beats Michigan State on Saturday, but Danny Kanell is picking the Hawkeyes.
Danny Kanell doesn't think Ohio State should even be considered for the top four, while Paul Finebaum disagrees.
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