The Citadel Bulldogs football, 1950–59

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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: 1950 - 1951 - 1952 - 1953 - 1954 - 1955 - 1956 - 1957 - 1958 - 1959 - NFL Draft selection


1950[edit]

1950 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1950 record 4–6 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1949 1951 »
1950 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#18 Washington and Lee 6 0 0     8 3 0
#10 Clemson 3 0 1     9 0 1
VMI 5 1 0     6 4 0
Wake Forest 6 1 1     6 1 2
Maryland 4 1 1     7 2 1
Duke 5 2 0     7 3 0
North Carolina 3 2 1     3 5 2
George Washington 4 3 0     5 4 0
NC State 4 4 1     5 4 1
William & Mary 3 3 0     4 7 0
The Citadel 2 3 0     4 6 0
South Carolina 2 4 1     3 4 2
Furman 2 4 0     2 9 1
West Virginia 1 3 0     2 8 0
Davidson 1 5 0     3 6 0
Richmond 1 8 0     2 8 0
Virginia Tech 0 8 0     0 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 16 Parris Island Marines Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 56–0    
September 23 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 3–7    
September 29 at Miami (FL) Miami Orange BowlMiami, FL L 0–21    
October 7 Washington and Lee Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–20    
October 14 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 19–12    
October 21 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 7–21    
October 28 at Presbyterian Old Bailey StadiumClinton, SC W 7–0    
November 4 Virginia Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 14–24    
November 11 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC W 19–7    
November 18 at VMI Lexington, VA (Rivalry) L 7–13    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1951[edit]

1951 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1951 record 4–6 (1–3 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (6th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1950 1952 »
1951 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#3 Maryland § 5 0 0     10 0 0
VMI § 5 0 0     7 3 0
Washington & Lee 5 1 0     6 4 0
William & Mary 5 1 0     7 3 0
#19 Clemson 3 1 0     7 3 0
Duke 4 2 0     5 4 1
South Carolina 5 3 0     6 4 0
Wake Forest 5 3 0     6 4 0
George Washington 2 3 1     2 6 1
North Carolina 2 3 0     2 8 0
West Virginia 2 3 0     5 5 0
NC State 2 6 0     3 7 0
Richmond 2 6 0     3 8 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     4 6 0
Furman 1 4 1     3 6 1
Davidson 1 5 0     1 8 0
Virginia Tech 1 7 0     2 8 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 7–27    
October 1 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC L 7–26    
October 6 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 34–14    
October 13 at Newberry Setzler FieldNewberry, SC W 41–7    
October 19 vs. Furman County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC (Rivalry) L 14–35    
October 27 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 35–0    
November 3 at Virginia Scott StadiumCharlottesville, VA L 0–39    
November 10 at Army Mitchie StadiumWest Point, NY L 6–27    
November 17 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 21–27    
November 24 East Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1952[edit]

1952 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1952 record 3–5–1 (1–3–1 SoCon)
Head coach J. Quinn Decker (7th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1951 1953 »
1952 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#16 Duke 5 0 0     8 2 0
Wake Forest 5 1 0     5 4 1
West Virginia 5 1 0     7 2 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     4 5 0
George Washington 4 2 1     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 4 4 0     5 6 0
Furman 2 2 1     6 3 1
Washington & Lee 3 4 0     3 7 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
NC State 2 4 0     3 7 0
South Carolina 2 4 0     5 5 0
North Carolina 1 2 0     2 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 1     3 5 1
Davidson 1 6 0     2 7 0
Richmond 0 6 0     1 9 0
Clemson 0 0 0     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 at #3 Georgia Tech Grant FieldAtlanta, GA L 6–54    
September 27 Virginia Tech Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 7–14    
October 4 at Florida Florida FieldGainesville, FL L 0–33    
October 11 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 18–7    
October 17 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) T 7–7    
October 25 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–7    
November 8 South Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–35    
November 15 at VMI Lexington, VA (Rivalry) L 19–20    
November 22 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 34–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1953[edit]

1953 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1953 record 2–7 (1–3 SoCon)
Head coach John D. McMillan (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1952 1954 »
1953 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#10 West Virginia 4 0 0     8 2 0
Furman 2 0 0     7 2 0
George Washington 4 2 0     5 4 0
William & Mary 3 2 0     5 4 1
Richmond 3 3 0     5 3 1
Virginia Tech 3 3 0     5 5 0
VMI 3 3 0     5 5 0
Washington & Lee 2 4 0     4 6 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     2 7 0
Davidson 0 5 0     0 9 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 at Tulane Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 6–54    
September 26 at South Carolina Carolina StadiumColumbia, SC L 0–25    
October 2 Furman Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC (Rivalry) L 0–27    
October 10 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 0–14    
October 17 vs. Florida Gator Bowl StadiumJacksonville, FL L 0–60    
October 24 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 20–14    
October 30 vs. Virginia Tech Victory StadiumRoanoke, VA L 0–22    
November 14 Clemson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 13–24    
November 21 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 38–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1954[edit]

1954 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1954 record 2–8 (0–4 SoCon)
Head coach John D. McMillan (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1953 1955 »
1954 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#12 West Virginia 3 0 0     8 1 0
Furman 2 0 0     5 5 0
#16 Virginia Tech 3 0 1     8 0 1
Davidson 2 1 0     6 3 0
VMI 4 3 0     4 6 0
Richmond 2 3 0     5 4 0
William & Mary 1 2 2     4 4 2
George Washington 0 4 1     1 7 1
The Citadel 0 4 0     2 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 25 Elon Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 21–13    
October 2 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–13    
October 9 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–26    
October 16 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 20–31    
October 23 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 19–20    
October 29 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC W 14–13    
November 6 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 14–20    
November 13 at VMI Lexington, VA (Rivalry) L 0–42    
November 27 at Clemson Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–59    
December 4 South Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 6–19    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1955[edit]

1955 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1955 record 5–4 (2–2 SoCon)
Head coach John Sauer (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1954 1956 »
1955 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#19 West Virginia 4 0 0     8 2 0
Virginia Tech 2 1 1     6 3 1
Davidson 3 2 0     5 4 0
George Washington 3 2 0     5 4 0
Richmond 3 2 2     4 3 2
The Citadel 2 2 0     5 4 0
Furman 1 1 0     1 9 0
William & Mary 1 3 1     1 7 1
VMI 1 6 0     1 9 0
Washington & Lee 0 1 0     0 7 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 24 Elon Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 26–18    
October 1 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC L 2–6    
October 7 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 14–2    
October 15 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) W 25–19    
October 22 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 14–13    
October 28 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 7–27    
November 5 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–7    
November 12 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) L 0–14    
November 19 at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 0–39    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1956[edit]

1956 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1956 record 3–5–1 (1–3 SoCon)
Head coach John Sauer (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1955 1957 »
1956 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
West Virginia 5 0 0     6 4 0
Virginia Tech 3 0 0     7 2 1
#17 George Washington 5 1 0     8 1 1
Davidson 2 2 1     5 3 1
Furman 2 2 0     2 8 0
VMI 2 3 1     3 6 1
Richmond 2 5 0     4 5 0
The Citadel 1 3 0     3 5 1
Washington & Lee 0 1 0     1 7 0
William & Mary 0 5 0     0 9 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 22 Newberry Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC T 20–20    
September 29 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 34–7    
October 6 Stetson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 40–6    
October 12 at #17 Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 3–7    
October 19 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 19–23    
October 27 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) L 0–7    
November 3 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 20–13    
November 10 at Villanova Villanova StadiumPhiladelphia, PA L 0–46    
November 17 George Washington Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1957[edit]

1957 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1957 record 5–4–1 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Eddie Teague (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1956 1958 »
1957 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#20 VMI 6 0 0     9 0 1
West Virginia 3 0 0     7 2 1
The Citadel 4 2 0     5 4 1
Furman 2 1 0     3 7 0
Richmond 2 4 0     4 6 0
William & Mary 2 4 0     4 6 0
Davidson 1 3 0     4 6 0
Virginia Tech 1 3 0     4 5 0
George Washington 1 5 0     2 7 0
Washington & Lee 0 0 0     0 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 21 Newberry Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC T 0–0    
September 27 at George Washington Washington, DC W 13–6    
October 5 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 21–7    
October 11 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 0–34    
October 19 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, CS W 26–0    
October 26 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) W 18–14    
November 2 William & Mary Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 12–14    
November 9 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 14–0    
November 16 at VMI Lexington, VA (Rivalry) L 7–33    
November 23 at Vanderbilt Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN L 0–27    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1958[edit]

1958 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1958 record 4–6 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Eddie Teague (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1957 1959 »
1958 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
West Virginia 4 0 0     4 5 1
Virginia Tech 3 1 0     5 4 1
George Washington 3 2 0     3 5 0
VMI 2 2 1     6 2 2
Richmond 3 4 0     3 7 0
The Citadel 2 3 0     4 6 0
Davidson 2 3 0     5 4 0
Furman 1 2 0     2 7 0
William & Mary 1 4 1     2 6 1
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 20 Newberry Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 0–16    
October 4 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 6–8    
October 10 vs. Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC L 6–18    
October 18 at Memphis State Crump StadiumMemphis, TN W 28–26    
October 25 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC (Rivalry) W 24–6    
November 1 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–20    
November 8 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 38–0    
November 15 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) W 14–6    
November 22 at Georgia Sanford StadiumAthens, GA L 0–76    
November 29 George Washington Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 14–20    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1959[edit]

1959 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1959 record 8–2 (5–1 SoCon)
Head coach Eddie Teague (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1958 1960 »
1959 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
VMI 5 0 1     8 1 1
The Citadel 5 1 0     8 2 0
Virginia Tech 3 1 0     6 4 0
Furman 3 2 0     3 7 0
Richmond 4 3 1     4 5 1
West Virginia 2 2 0     3 7 0
William & Mary 2 5 0     4 6 0
Davidson 0 5 0     1 8 0
George Washington 0 5 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 19 Newberry Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 48–0    
September 26 at Florida State Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL L 6–47    
October 3 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–7    
October 9 Wofford County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC W 40–8   8,000[1]
October 17 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 8–7    
October 24 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Rivalry) W 18–14    
October 31 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA W 38–13    
November 7 Presbyterian Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 8–0    
November 14 at VMI Lexington, VA (Rivalry) L 8–32    
November 21 at West Virginia Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV W 20–14    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

NFL Draft selection[edit]

1 NFL Draft Selection 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1959 14 9 165 Pete Davidson Los Angeles Rams Tackle-Guard

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ed Campbell (October 10, 1959). "Cadets Rip Wofford 40-8". News and Courier (Charleston, SC). p. 2-B. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
2. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. pp. 148–149. Retrieved September 18, 2012. 
3. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 12. Retrieved October 15, 2012.