The Citadel Bulldogs football, 1905–10

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The Citadel Bulldogs football teams represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. The program was established in 1905. Their primary rivals are Furman University and Virginia Military Institute (VMI). The games against VMI were dubbed the Military Classic of the South in 1976. The trophy for the game, the Silver Shako, was also introduced in 1976.

Contents: 1905 - 1906 - 1907 - 1908 - 1909


1905[edit]

1905 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1905 record 2–3–1
Head coach Sidney Smith (1st year)
Seasons
1906 »
Date Opponent Site Result
October 14 Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC T 0–0  
October 21 Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 17–0  
October 28 Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 5–0  
November 18 Welsh Neck High School* Charleston, SC L 5–6  
November 25 Island Garrison* Charleston, SC L 0–10  
November 30 South Carolina* Charleston, SC L 0–47  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1906[edit]

1906 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1906 record 3–0
Head coach Ralph Foster (1st year)
Seasons
« 1905 1907 »

The 1906 season saw several milestones. This was the only team to finish undefeated and to shut out all of its opponents. This was also the season in which blue and white were adopted at school colors for athletic competition.

Date Opponent Site Result
College of Charleston* Charleston, SC W 23–0  
Mercer* W 10–0  
Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 10–0  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1907[edit]

1907 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Independent
1907 record 1–5–1
Head coach Ralph Foster (2nd year)
Seasons
« 1906 1908 »
Date Opponent Site Result
Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 17–2  
Medical College of South Carolina* Charleston, SC L 0–6  
Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC T 5–5  
College of Charleston Charleston, SC L 4–5  
Welch Neck High School* Charleston, SC L 5–6  
College of Charleston* Charleston, SC L 5–7  
November 28 South Carolina* Charleston, SC L 0–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1908[edit]

1908 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1908 record 4–1–1 ( SIAA)
Head coach Ralph Foster (3rd year)
Seasons
« 1907 1909 »
Date Opponent Site Result
Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 10–5  
Medical College of South Carolina* Charleston, SC W 27–0  
College of Charleston* Charleston, SC T 0–0  
College of Charleston* Charleston, SC W 27–0  
Mercer* Charleston, SC W 10–0  
November 26 South Carolina* L 0–12  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1909[edit]

1909 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1909 record 4–3–2 (0–1–1 SIAA)
Head coach Sam Costen (1st year)
Seasons
« 1908 1910 »
1909 SIAA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Sewanee 4 0 0     6 1 0
LSU 3 1 0     6 2 0
Vanderbilt 3 1 0     7 3 0
Alabama 3 1 2     5 1 2
Georgia Tech 5 2 0     7 2 0
Auburn 4 2 0     5 2 0
Clemson 2 2 0     6 3 0
Gordon 1 2 0     1 2 0
Ole Miss 1 3 1     4 3 2
Mississippi A&M 1 3 0     5 4 0
Georgia 1 4 0     1 4 2
Mercer 0 4 0     2 5 0
Tennessee 0 5 0     1 6 2
Dahlonega            
Furman            
Memphis University School            
Millsaps            
Nashville            
Southern            
Wofford            
Trinity            
† – Conference champion

The 1909 team was the first to be officially called the Bulldogs. The first road trip also took place on November 3, 1909 to play Davidson at the County Fairgrounds in Orangeburg, SC.

Date Opponent Site Result
October 2 College of Charleston* Charleston, SC W 36–0  
October 9 Georgia College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC T 0–0  
October 16 Porter Military Academy* Charleston, SC W 99–0  
October 23 College of Charleston* Charleston, SC W 21–5  
October 30 West End Amateurs* College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC W 31–0  
November 3 vs. Davidson* County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC T 0–0  
November 13 Clemson College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–17  
November 20 at Parris Island Marines* Parris Island, SC L 5–17  
November 25 South Carolina* College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC L 5–11  
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

References[edit]

1. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 143. Retrieved December 30, 2012. 
2. "The First Team". The Citadel Football Association. Retrieved January 21, 2013. 
3. "Milestones". The Citadel Football Association. Retrieved January 21, 2013.