November 2, 2012

Bulldogs Host Elon on Saturday in Homecoming Contest

Charleston, S.C. – The Citadel begins the homestretch of the 2012 regular season tomorrow when Elon visits Johnson Hagood Stadium in a 2:00 kickoff. The game is The Citadel's annual Homecoming contest and members of the 1992 Southern Conference championship team will be recognized at halftime.

The radio broadcast on The Citadel Sports Network gets underway with The Citadel Tailgate Show at 12:30. The broadcast led by play-by-play announcer Danny Reed can be heard in Charleston on ESPN Radio 910, on affiliates throughout South Carolina and online by going to charlestonsportsradio.com.

Live video streaming is available via Bulldog Insider by going to www.CitadelSports.com. A $9.95 charge will apply.

The Bulldogs enter with an overall record of 4-4 and a 3-3 mark in the Southern Conference while Elon is 3-5 overall and 1-4 in league play. The Citadel is still in position to earn a spot in the FCS playoffs but must defeat Elon as well as win at VMI and Furman in its final two regular season games.

Elon has won four in a row over The Citadel to trim its deficit in the all-time series to 6-5. Last year the Phoenix pulled out an 18-15 overtime victory at home when Adam Shreiner kicked a 33-yard field goal in the first extra period and Ryan Sellers missed from 37 yards out on the Bulldogs' possession.

The Phoenix began its four-game run over The Citadel with a 27-23 victory in 2008 followed by a 43-7 win in 2009 and 27-16 triumph in 2010. Prior to that run, the Bulldogs took three straight by scores of 21-0 (2005), 44-7 (2006) and 42-31 (2007).

Kevin Higgins is 3-4 in his previous season seasons as head coach at The Citadel while Jason Swepson is in his second season heading up the Phoenix program and is 1-0 against the Bulldogs.

The Citadel is coming off a 24-21 loss at Wofford but not before throwing a huge scare into the seventh-ranked Terriers. The Bulldogs trimmed a 24-7 halftime deficit down to three on the first play of the fourth quarter but could not score on three subsequent drives. Elon lost for the fourth time in its past five games with a 31-17 setback at home against Furman last week.