Wofford, The Citadel meet in pivotal early season game

Set Text Size SmallSet Text Size MediumSet Text Size LargeSet Text Size X-Large
Updated: 9/05/2013 12:40 pm

Charleston, SC (Sports Network) - The implications for the Wofford at The Citadel matchup on Saturday are astounding, considering it is, indeed, just the second week of the college football season.

But these two Southern Conference teams have their best shot at winning the conference outright in 2013 with FBS-bound programs Georgia Southern and Appalachian State ineligible for the title. Of the four likely candidates to win the SoCon crown, two of them are featured in this game.

This early season meeting of two teams that run triple option offenses could give the winner a leg up the rest of the way.

In their meeting last Oct. 27, a defensive stand allowed Wofford to hang on for a 24-21 victory. The Bulldogs overcame a 17-point halftime deficit to cut the lead to three, but couldn't fully rally past then-No. 7 Wofford.

The Citadel holds a 40-24-1 lead in a series that dates back to 1916, although Wofford has won the past 14 meetings. At Johnson Hagood Stadium, however, the Bulldogs hold an 18-10 advantage.

The Terriers have won nine conference openers since joining the SoCon 16 seasons ago, and have won their last three against Furman, Samford and Western Carolina, respectively.

The last time these two programs met in September was back in 1998, which was also the last victory in the series for The Citadel.

Latest Sports Photos
Latest Sports Photos
0 Votes
a skydiver was injured when attempting to land in a pre game show at the Lookouts opening game on 4/3/2014

0 Votes
SEC Champions Alabama created by artist Ben Teeter S/N C.O.A. available for the dedicated Alabama fan!

1 Vote
first catch of the season looks like a good year

0 Votes
Gina McLeroy Spring City, TN

0 Votes
Our Son Brandon McLeroy MTSU Football 2011 Gina McLeroy Spring City TN

1 Vote
this is James Howard telling Gracie what to do.

0 Votes
Riverbend fun!

0 Votes
I nees a four letter word for the outside layer of a tree.

0 Votes
Cameron is a rising athlete. He has a God given talent for the game of football. This picture is of him stopping the ball carrier in our game in the ...

1 Vote
Our Lookout Valley 9/10 year old team went to a tournament in Knoxville called The Battle of the Rocky Top. They went throught the tournament undefeated and won the championship ...
Featured Partners
The newly modeled East Ridge Residence is a must see with its spacious comfortable apartments. Plus, 3 delicious meals daily, geriatric physician, home healthcare services and fun festive activities. Schedule your visit today!
Together we can make a confident retirement possible. Simply click to get started with your private wealth advisor. Talk to Jimmy Scotchie, Certified Financial Planner.
Get started at $79.99 a month for 12 months. Plus, get a $75 VISA® Prepaid card.
Supermarket Guru
From The Archives
Scenic City Roots
Through Irish Eyes
Brand News
Prime Mashup
What's Trending
Megan Wise Goes Outside
Stay Connected with WDEF News 12
Inergize Digital This site is hosted and managed by Inergize Digital.