The Citadel Bulldogs football, 1930–39

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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: 1930 - 1931 - 1932 - 1933 - 1934 - 1935 - 1936 - 1937 - 1938 - 1939 - NFL Draft selection


1930[edit]

1930 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1930 record 4–5–2 (3–0–1 SIAA)
Head coach Red Floyd (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1929 1931 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 Stetson Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 13–7    
September 27 Erskine Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–0    
October 3 vs. Clemson* Florence, SC L 7–13    
October 11 VMI* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 7–6    
October 18 vs. Davidson* Charlotte, NC L 0–6    
October 25 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC L 0–6    
October 30 vs. South Carolina* County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–13    
November 6 Parris Island Marines* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC T 0–0    
November 15 Chattanooga Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC T 7–7    
November 22 vs. Furman* Manly FieldGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 6–31    
November 29 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 7–6    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1931[edit]

1931 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1931 record 5–4–1 (4–1 SIAA)
Head coach Red Floyd (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1930 1932 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 26 Mercer Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 0–26    
October 3 Erskine Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 12–6    
October 10 at VMI Lexington, VA T 13–13    
October 16 vs. Clemson Florence, SC W 6–0    
October 23 Stetson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 6–0    
October 29 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 7–26    
November 7 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 7–14    
November 14 at Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 7–33    
November 21 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 7–0    
November 26 Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1932[edit]

1932 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1932 record 4–5 (2–2 SIAA)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1931 1933 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 at Erskine Due West, SC W 19–0    
October 8 VMI* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 12–6    
October 15 at Florida* Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 7–27    
October 22 Davidson* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 7–6    
October 27 vs. Furman County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC (Rivalry) L 0–20    
November 5 Clemson* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 6–18    
November 12 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC L 0–27    
November 19 at South Carolina* Columbia, SC L 0–19    
November 24 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 13–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1933[edit]

1933 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1933 record 3–5–1 (3–2 SIAA)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1932 1934 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 30 Erskine Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 25–0    
October 7 at Newberry* Setzler FieldNewberry, SC T 7–7    
October 14 at Furman Manly FieldGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 0–14    
October 26 vs. South Carolina* County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 6–12    
October 28 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 6–7    
November 11 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 6–24    
November 18 Oglethorpe Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–0    
November 25 at Clemson* Riggs FieldCalhoun, SC L 0–7    
November 30 Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 14–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1934[edit]

1934 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1934 record 3–5–1 (2–2 SIAA)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1933 1935 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 29 Newberry* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 13–7    
October 6 at Oglethorpe Hermance StadiumBrookhaven, GA L 6–12    
October 12 at George Washington* Griffith StadiumWashington, DC L 0–26    
October 18 vs. South Carolina* County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 6–20    
October 27 Davidson* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC T 12–12    
November 3 at Wofford Spartanburg, SC W 18–7    
November 10 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 0–6    
November 17 at Army* Michie StadiumWest Point, NY L 0–34    
November 24 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 13–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1935[edit]

1935 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1935 record 4–3–1 (3–1 SIAA)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (4th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1934 1936 »
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 5 Erskine Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 19–0    
October 12 Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, sc W 20–7    
October 17 vs. South Carolina* County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–25    
October 26 vs. Davidson* T 7–7    
November 2 at Furman Manly FieldGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 0–35    
November 7 Clemson* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–6    
November 9 Newberry* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 20–0    
November 23 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 18–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1936[edit]

1936 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1936 record 4–6 (0–4 SoCon)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1935 1937 »
1936 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#11 Duke 7 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 2 0
Furman 4 1 0     7 2 0
VMI 4 2 0     6 4 0
Clemson 3 2 0     5 5 0
Maryland 3 2 0     5 5 0
Davidson 4 3 0     5 4 0
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 2 3 0     5 4 0
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
Virginia Tech 3 5 0     5 5 0
South Carolina 2 5 0     5 7 0
Richmond 1 3 0     4 4 2
The Citadel 0 4 0     4 6 0
William & Mary 0 4 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 Newberry* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 33–0    
September 26 at Erskine* Due West, SC W 13–6    
October 3 at Florida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL L 14–20    
October 10 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 7–13    
October 17 at Presbyterian* Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 25–0    
October 24 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 0–21    
October 30 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–9    
November 7 Clemson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–20    
November 14 Chattanooga* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–13    
November 26 vs. Wofford* Augusta, GA W 41–0    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1937[edit]

1937 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1937 record 7–4 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (6th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1936 1938 »
1937 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Maryland 2 0 0     8 2 0
North Carolina 4 0 1     7 1 1
Clemson 2 0 1     4 4 1
Duke 5 1 0     7 2 1
VMI 4 2 0     5 5 0
NC State 4 2 1     5 3 1
South Carolina 2 2 1     5 6 1
Washington & Lee 2 3 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 2 3 0     7 4 0
Richmond 2 3 0     5 4 1
Furman 1 2 2     4 3 2
Virginia Tech 2 4 0     5 5 0
William & Mary 1 3 0     4 5 0
Wake Forest 1 4 0     3 6 0
Davidson 1 6 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 18 at Wofford* Spartanburg, SC W 38–0    
September 25 at Newberry* Setzler StadiumNewberry, SC W 35–0    
October 2 Navy* Thompson StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 0–32    
October 9 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 19–0    
October 16 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) W 8–0    
October 22 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 26–0    
October 29 vs. South Carolina County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 6–21    
November 6 at NC State* Riddick StadiumRaleigh, NC L 14–26    
November 13 at VMI* Lexington, VA L 0–27    
November 20 Erskine* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 46–7    
November 27 Oglethorpe* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 7–6    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1938[edit]

1938 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1938 record 6–5 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (7th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1937 1939 »
1938 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Duke 5 0 0     9 1 0
Clemson 3 0 1     7 1 1
VMI 4 0 3     6 1 4
North Carolina 4 1 0     6 2 1
Richmond 3 2 1     6 3 1
Washington & Lee 2 2 0     4 4 1
NC State 3 3 1     3 7 1
South Carolina 2 2 0     6 4 1
Wake Forest 3 4 1     4 5 1
Virginia Tech 2 3 2     3 5 2
The Citadel 2 3 0     6 5 0
Maryland 1 2 0     2 7 0
Davidson 2 6 0     4 6 0
Furman 0 4 1     2 7 1
William & Mary 0 4 0     3 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 17 Davidson Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 6–12    
September 24 at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (The Bulldog Gridiron) L 12–20    
September 30 vs. Wake Forest Charlotte, NC L 0–31    
October 8 at Presbyterian* Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 12–0    
October 15 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) W 9–6    
October 22 at #8 Tennessee* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–44    
October 29 Wofford* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W     
November 5 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 6–0    
November 12 Oglethorpe* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 32–8    
November 19 Erskine* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 33–13    
December 3 vs. NC State Wilmington, NC L 6–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1939[edit]

1939 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1939 record 3–8 (0–4 SoCon)
Head coach Tatum Gressette (8th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1938 1940 »
1939 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#8 Duke 5 0 0     8 1 0
#12 Clemson 4 0 0     9 1 0
North Carolina 5 1 0     8 1 1
VMI 3 1 1     6 3 1
Richmond 3 1 1     7 1 2
Furman 3 3 0     5 4 0
Wake Forest 3 3 0     7 3 0
William & Mary 1 1 1     6 2 1
NC State 2 4 0     2 8 0
Washington & Lee 1 2 0     3 4 1
South Carolina 1 3 0     3 6 1
Virginia Tech 1 4 1     4 5 1
Davidson 1 7 0     2 7 0
Maryland 0 1 0     2 7 0
The Citadel 0 4 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 23 at North Carolina* Chapel Hill, NC L 0–50    
September 30 at Georgia* Sanford StadiumAthens, GA (The Bulldog Gridiron) L 0–26    
October 7 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 12–7    
October 14 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 0–7    
October 20 at George Washington Griffith StadiumWashington, DC L 7–13    
October 28 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–19    
November 4 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 14–22    
November 11 at #1 Tennessee* Shields-Watkins FieldKnoxville, TN L 0–34    
November 18 at Sewanee Sewanee, TN L 7–14    
November 25 at Erskine* Due West, SC W 34–0    
December 2 vs. Wofford* Wilmington, NC W 21–2    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

NFL Draft selection[edit]

1 NFL Draft Selection 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1939 13 1 111 Andy Sabados Chicago Cardinals Guard

References[edit]

1. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. pp. 146–147. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
2. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 12. Retrieved 2012-10-15.