The Citadel Bulldogs football, 1970–79

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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: 1970 - 1971 - 1972 - 1973 - 1974 - 1975 - 1976 - 1977 - 1978 - 1979 - NFL Draft selections


1970[edit]

1970 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1970 record 5–6 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Red Parker (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1969 1971 »
1970 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
William & Mary   3 1         5 7  
The Citadel   4 2         5 6  
Furman   3 2         8 3  
East Carolina   2 2         3 8  
Richmond   3 3         4 6  
Davidson   2 4         2 8  
VMI   1 4         1 10  
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 12 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–24   34,000
September 19 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, NC L 0–52    
September 26 East Carolina Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 31–0    
October 3 at Arkansas State* Jonesboro, AR L 7–24    
October 10 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA W 16–7    
October 17 Bucknell* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 42–28    
October 24 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 56–9    
October 31 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 14–31    
November 7 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN L 28–29    
November 14 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 21–28    
November 21 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 44–9    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1971[edit]

1971 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1971 record 8–3 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Red Parker (6th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1970 1972 »
1971 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Richmond 5 1 0     5 6 0
William & Mary 4 1 0     5 6 0
The Citadel 4 2 0     8 3 0
East Carolina 3 2 0     4 6 1
Furman 2 3 0     5 5 1
VMI 1 4 0     1 10 0
Davidson 0 6 0     1 9 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 William & Mary Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 28–35    
September 18 at Bucknell* Memorial StadiumLewisburg, PA W 38–35    
September 25 Boston University* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 44–37    
October 2 at East Carolina Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 25–31    
October 9 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA W 25–24    
October 16 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 23–24    
October 23 Chattanooga* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 52–35    
October 30 Illinois State* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–0    
November 6 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA W 21–11    
November 13 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 35–33    
November 20 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 47–7    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1972[edit]

1972 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1972 record 5–6 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach Red Parker (7th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1971 1973 »
1972 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Carolina 6 0 0     9 2 0
Richmond 5 1 0     6 4 0
William & Mary 4 2 0     5 6 0
The Citadel 4 3 0     5 6 0
Davidson 2 3 1     3 7 1
VMI 1 5 0     2 9 0
Furman 1 6 0     2 9 0
Appalachian State 0 3 1     5 5 1
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 9 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–13   40,000
September 16 at Appalachian State Conrad StadiumBoone, NC W 28–21    
September 23 Western Carolina* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 0–10    
September 30 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA L 12–31    
October 7 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 42–3    
October 14 at East Carolina Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 21–27    
October 21 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN W 12–0    
October 28 Colgate* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 26–28    
November 4 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 7–21    
November 11 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 19–13    
November 18 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 25–16    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1973[edit]

1973 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1973 record 3–8 (1–6 SoCon)
Head coach Bobby Ross (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1972 1974 »
1973 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Carolina 7 0 0     9 2 0
Richmond 5 1 0     8 2 0
William & Mary 3 2 0     6 5 0
Furman 3 3 0     7 4 0
Appalachian State 2 2 0     3 7 1
VMI 2 4 0     2 9 0
Davidson 1 6 0     2 8 0
The Citadel 1 6 0     3 8 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 12–14   40,000
September 15 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 25–13    
September 22 vs. Illinois State* Bloomington, IN L 6–4    
September 29 William & Mary Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 12–24    
October 6 at VMI Alumni Memorial StadiumLexington, VA L 6–23    
October 13 Chattanooga* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–20    
October 20 East Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–34    
October 27 at Appalachian State Conrad StadiumBoone, NC L 6–31    
November 3 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–27    
November 10 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 26–21    
November 17 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 16–19    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1974[edit]

1974 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1974 record 4–7 (3–4 SoCon)
Head coach Bobby Ross (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1973 1975 »
1974 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
VMI   5 1         7 4  
Appalachian State   4 1         6 5  
East Carolina   3 3         7 4  
Richmond   3 3         6 4  
The Citadel   3 4         4 7  
William & Mary   2 3         4 7  
Furman   2 4         5 6  
Davidson   0 3         2 7  
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 14 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 6–0    
September 21 at Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 12–48    
September 28 Richmond Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 24–27    
October 5 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA L 12–16    
October 12 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 9–20    
October 19 at #20 Tulane* Tulane StadiumNew Orleans, LA L 3–30    
October 26 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–17    
November 2 at East Carolina Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 21–41    
November 9 at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 21–28    
November 16 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 24–0    
November 23 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 56–21    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1975[edit]

1975 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1975 record 6–5 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach Bobby Ross (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1974 1976 »
1975 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Richmond 5 1 0     5 6 0
East Carolina 4 2 0     8 3 0
Appalachian State 3 2 0     8 3 0
The Citadel 4 3 0     6 5 0
William & Mary 2 3 0     2 9 0
Furman 2 4 0     5 5 1
VMI 2 4 0     3 8 0
Davidson 0 3 0     1 8 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 13 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 21–0    
September 20 at Colgate* Andy Kerr StadiumHamilton, NY L 0–16    
September 27 Wofford* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 16–7    
October 4 William & Mary Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–6    
October 11 East Carolina* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–3    
October 18 at Davidson Richardson StadiumDavidson, NC W 44–0    
October 25 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA W 6–3    
November 1 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 17–22    
November 8 at Richmond City StadiumRichmond, VA L 0–7    
November 15 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–9    
November 22 at Chattanooga* Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN L 6–24    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1976[edit]

1976 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1976 record 6–5 (1–4 SoCon)
Head coach Bobby Ross (4th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1975 1977 »
1976 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
East Carolina 4 1 0     9 2 0
William & Mary 3 2 0     7 4 0
Appalachian State 2 2 1     6 4 1
Furman 2 2 1     6 4 1
VMI 2 3 0     5 5 0
The Citadel 1 4 0     6 5 0
† – Conference champion
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 11 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 7–10   45,600
September 18 Delaware* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 17–15    
September 25 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC W 17–16    
October 2 at East Carolina* Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 3–22    
October 9 Chattanooga* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 14–10    
October 16 Richmond* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 20–7    
October 23 at Air Force* Falcon StadiumColorado Springs, CO W 26–7    
October 30 at Appalachian State Conrad StadiumBoone, NC L 13–31    
November 6 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) L 14–30    
November 13 at William & Mary Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA L 0–22    
November 20 Davidson Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 40–6    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1977[edit]

1977 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1977 record 5–6 (3–2 SoCon)
Head coach Bobby Ross (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1976 1978 »
1977 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
Chattanooga § 4 1 0     9 1 1
VMI § 4 1 0     7 4 0
The Citadel 3 2 0     5 6 0
Furman 3 2 1     4 5 2
Western Carolina 2 2 1     6 4 1
Appalachian State 1 4 0     2 9 0
Marshall 0 5 0     2 9 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 10 at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 2–21    
September 17 Western Carolina Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 20–0    
September 24 Wofford* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 7–0    
October 1 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 13–7    
October 8 at Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 7–23    
October 15 at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Military Classic of the South) L 3–19    
October 22 East Carolina* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 16–34    
October 19 at Chattanooga Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN L 14–21    
November 5 William & Mary* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 13–14    
November 12 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 28–20    
November 19 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 10–3    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1978[edit]

1978 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1978 record 5–6 (2–3 SoCon)
Head coach Art Baker (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1977 1979 »
1978 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Furman § 4 1 0     8 3 0
Chattanooga § 3 1 0     7 3 1
Appalachian State 4 2 0     7 4 0
Western Carolina 4 2 0     6 5 0
The Citadel 2 3 0     5 6 0
VMI 0 3 0     3 8 0
Marshall 0 5 0     1 10 0
§ – Conference co-champions
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 9 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 28–17    
September 16 at Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 3–58   54,075
September 23 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) W 14–3    
September 30 at Georgia Tech* Grant StadiumAtlanta, GA L 0–28    
October 7 Marshall Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 41–0    
October 14 at Western Carolina E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC L 24–38    
October 21 at Appalachian State Conrad StadiumBoone, NC L 14–42    
October 29 Delaware* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–14    
November 4 at William & Mary* Cary FieldWilliamsburg, VA L 8–12    
November 11 Wofford* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 35–17    
November 18 at Furman Sirrine StadiumGreenville, SC L 13–17    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

1979[edit]

1979 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
1979 record 6–5 (4–2 SoCon)
Head coach Art Baker (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
Seasons
« 1978 1980 »
1979 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Chattanooga 5 1 0     9 2 0
VMI 4 1 0     6 4 1
The Citadel 4 2 0     6 5 0
Furman 4 3 0     5 6 0
Appalachian State 3 4 0     3 8 0
East Tennessee State 2 3 0     7 4 0
Western Carolina 2 4 0     6 5 0
Marshall 0 6 0     1 10 0
† – Conference champion
Rankings from AP Poll
Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 8 Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 13–21    
September 15 at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD L 7–26    
September 22 at Vanderbilt* Vanderbilt StadiumNashville, TN W 27–14    
September 29 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 24–23    
October 6 Western Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–19    
October 13 at East Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC L 7–49    
October 20 VMI Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) W 37–6    
October 27 Wofford* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 49–30    
November 3 at Marshall Fairfield StadiumHuntington, WV W 17–16    
November 10 at Chattanooga Chamberlain FieldChattanooga, TN L 7–28    
November 17 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 44–45    
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming.

NFL Draft selections[edit]

2 NFL Draft Selections 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
1970 1 12 12 John Small Atlanta Falcons Linebacker
1977 11 25 304 Brian Ruff Baltimore Colts Linebacker

References[edit]

1. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. pp. 151–152. Retrieved 2012-09-18. 
2. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 12. Retrieved 2012-09-18.