The Citadel Bulldogs football, 2000–09

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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 are known as the Military Classic of the South, in reference to the two schools being the only remaining all-military colleges in the South.

Contents: 2000 - 2001 - 2002 - 2003 - 2004 - 2005 - 2006 - 2007 - 2008 - 2009 - NFL Draft selections


2000[edit]

2000 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2000 record 2–9 (1–7 SoCon)
Head coach Don Powers (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 1999 2001 »
2000 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         13 2  
#4 Appalachian State ^   6 2         10 4  
#10 Furman ^   6 2         9 3  
#23 Wofford   5 3         7 4  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 5         5 6  
Western Carolina   3 5         4 7  
The Citadel   1 7         2 9  
VMI   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:00 PM at #17 Clemson* Memorial StadiumClemson, SC L 0–38   75,086
September 9 7:00 PM at #13 Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 0–38   22,075
September 16 7:00 PM Western Carolina Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 17–10   12,281
September 23 2:00 PM at #8 Appalachian State Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC L 14–61   16,997
September 30 4:00 PM South Carolina State* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 45–16   16,362
October 7 2:00 PM East Tennessee State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 7–20   15,236
October 14 2:00 PM at #9 Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC L 7–33   13,326
October 21 3:30 PM #1 Georgia Southern Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC FSNS L 10–27   12,391
October 28 1:30 PM at Wofford Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC L 10–31   8,672
November 4 2:00 PM Chattanoogadagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 13–20 OT  15,442
November 13 1:00 PM at VMI Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA L 21–41   9,411
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2001[edit]

2001 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2001 record 3–7 (2–6 SoCon)
Head coach Ellis Johnson (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2000 2002 »
2001 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#2 Furman ^   7 1         12 3  
#3 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         12 2  
#6 Appalachian State ^   6 2         9 4  
Western Carolina   5 3         7 4  
East Tennessee State   4 4         6 5  
Wofford   3 5         4 7  
The Citadel   2 6         3 7  
Chattanooga   1 7         3 8  
VMI   1 7         1 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The Bulldogs game against Western Carolina was rescheduled from September 15 to November 17 due to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 1 6:00 PM at #11 (FBSGeorgia Tech* Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, GA L 7–35   41,804
September 22 4:00 PM #5 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC L 6–8   15,107
September 29 4:00 PM South Carolina State* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 31–8   15,180
October 4 7:00 PM at East Tennessee State Memorial CenterJohnson City, TN L 21–23   4,769
October 13 2:00 PM #3 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 7–31   16,982
October 20 1:00 PM at #1 Georgia Southern Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA L 6–14   18,637
October 27 2:00 PM Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 0–13   12,127
November 3 7:00 PM at Chattanooga Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN W 20–17 2OT  8,945
November 10 2:00 PM VMIdagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) W 49–7   18,937
November 17 2:00 PM at Western Carolina E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC L 25–28   7,496
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2002[edit]

2002 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2002 record 3–9 (1–7 SoCon)
Head coach Ellis Johnson (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2001 2003 »
2002 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Georgia Southern ^   7 1         11 3  
#14 Wofford   6 2         9 3  
#10 Appalachian State ^   6 2         8 4  
#9 Furman ^   6 2         8 4  
VMI   3 5         6 6  
Western Carolina   3 5         5 6  
East Tennessee State   2 6         4 8  
Chattanooga   2 6         2 10  
The Citadel   1 7         3 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 8:00 PM at #24 (FBSLSU* Tiger StadiumBaton Rouge, LA L 10–35   85,022
September 14 2:00 PM #15 Delaware* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 24–20   14,105
September 21 2:00 PM Western Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 34–37   14,102
September 28 2:00 PM at #5 Appalachian State Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC L 28–37   17,381
October 5 3:00 PM at Wyoming* War Memorial StadiumLaramie, WY L 30–34   12,787
October 12 2:00 PM East Tennessee State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 26–7   17,627
October 19 3:30 PM at #6 Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC CSS L 10–37   13,188
October 26 2:00 PM #10 Georgia Southern Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 24–28   16,427
November 2 1:30 PM at Wofford Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC L 14–27   9,843
November 9 2:00 PM Chattanoogadagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 31–34   18,818
November 16 1:30 PM vs. VMI American Legion Memorial StadiumCharlotte, NC (Military Classic of the South) L 21–23   6,936
November 21 7:00 PM Charleston Southern* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 53–19   12,412
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2003[edit]

2003 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2003 record 6–6 (4–4 SoCon)
Head coach Ellis Johnson (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2002 2004 »
2003 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Wofford ^   4 3         8 3  
Appalachian State   4 3         6 5  
#24 Georgia Southern   6 1         9 3  
Furman   6 1         10 3  
The Citadel   2 5         3 7  
Western Carolina   2 5         4 7  
Chattanooga   2 5         2 9  
East Tennessee State   2 6         5 7  
Elon   1 7         2 10  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 3:30 PM Charleston Southern* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 64–10   15,219
September 6 7:00 PM at #14 Delaware* Delaware StadiumNewark, DE L 7–41   20,612
September 13 6:00 PM at Maryland* Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD L 0–61   51,594
September 20 3:30 PM at Western Carolina E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC TFN L 21–28   8,549
September 27 2:00 PM Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 24–21   13,569
October 4 2:00 PM Elon Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 31–7   17,102
October 18 3:30 PM #13 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC CSS W 10–9   17,041
October 25 1:00 PM at #10 Georgia Southern Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA W 28–24   15,988
November 1 2:00 PM #5 Wofforddagger #25 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 16–42   20,863
November 8 6:00 PM at Chattanooga Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN L 20–29   6,079
November 15 1:30 PM vs. VMI* American Legion Memorial StadiumCharlotte, NC (Military Classic of the South) W 27–23   11,336
November 22 1:00 PM at East Tennessee State Memorial CenterJohnson City, TN L 13–16   5,911
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2004[edit]

2004 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2004 record 3–7 (2–5 SoCon)
Head coach John Zernhelt (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 12,500)[1]
Seasons
« 2003 2005 »
2004 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Furman ^   6 1         10 3  
#10 Georgia Southern ^   6 1         9 3  
#18 Wofford   4 3         8 3  
Appalachian State   4 3         6 5  
Western Carolina   2 5         4 7  
The Citadel   2 5         3 7  
Elon   2 5         3 8  
Chattanooga   2 5         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll

The Bulldogs first game of the season, against Charleston Southern was cancelled due to Hurricane Gaston.

Date Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 18 2:00 PM at #20 Appalachian State Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC L 14–28   8,931
September 25 2:30 PM at #9 (FBSAuburn* Jordan–Hare StadiumAuburn, AL L 3–33   76,302
October 2 2:00 PM at Duke* Wallace Wade StadiumDurham, NC L 10–28   16,814
October 7 7:00 PM Benedict* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC W 29–0   5,127
October 16 2:00 PM at #8 Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC L 14–33   14,481
October 23 2:00 PM #2 Georgia Southern Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 7–42   12,472
October 30 1:30 PM at #11 Wofford Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC L 17–38   9,019
November 6 2:00 PM Chattanooga Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 44–24   11,962
November 13 2:00 PM Elon Rhodes StadiumElon, NC L 7–24   2,011
November 20 12:00 PM Western Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 17–0   3,874
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2005[edit]

2005 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2005 record 4–7 (2–5 SoCon)
Head coach Kevin Higgins (1st year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 12,500)[1]
Seasons
« 2004 2006 »
2005 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State ^   6 1         12 3  
#3 Furman ^   5 2         11 3  
#9 Georgia Southern ^   5 2         8 4  
Western Carolina   4 3         5 4  
Wofford   3 4         6 5  
Chattanooga   3 4         6 5  
The Citadel   2 5         4 7  
Elon   0 7         3 8  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 PM Charleston Southern* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC SCETV W 28–14   10,316
September 10 6:45 PM at #11 (FBSFlorida State* Doak Campbell StadiumTallahassee, FL ESPNU L 10–62   79,152
September 24 4:00 PM #22 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC L 13–45   11,103
October 1 6:00 PM at #18 Western Carolina E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC W 17–7   10,067
October 8 2:00 PM at Ole Miss* Vaught–Hemingway StadiumOxford, MS L 7–27   50,272
October 15 2:00 PM #5 Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC SCETV L 31–39 3OT  12,880
October 22 3:30 PM at #24 Georgia Southern Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA CSS L 14–49   17,292
October 29 4:00 PM Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC SCETV L 10–28   11,290
November 5 2:00 PM at Chattanooga Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN L 21–31   6,005
November 12 2:00 PM Elondagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 21–0   12,780
November 19 1:00 PM at VMI* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Military Classic of the South) W 22–14   8,674
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2006[edit]

2006 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2006 record 5–6 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach Kevin Higgins (2nd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2005 2007 »
2006 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State ^   7 0         14 1  
#12 Furman ^   6 1         8 4  
#23 Wofford   5 2         7 4  
The Citadel   4 3         5 6  
Elon   2 5         5 6  
Chattanooga   2 5         3 8  
Georgia Southern   2 5         3 8  
Western Carolina   0 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 7:00 PM at Texas A&M* Kyle FieldCollege Station, TX L 3–35   70,104
September 9 7:00 PM Charleston Southern* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC BI L 35–38 OT  15,121
September 23 1:30 PM at Pittsburgh* Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPN360 L 6–51   30,069
September 30 2:00 PM Chattanooga Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 24–21   12,575
October 7 1:30 PM at Wofford Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC SCETV L 20–28   9,437
October 14 2:00 PM at #11 Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC L 17–23   13,427
October 21 2:00 PM Western Carolina Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 30–27 OT  15,495
October 28 2:00 PM Georgia Southern Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 24–21   12,129
November 4 3:30 PM at #1 Appalachian State Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC L 13–42   17,547
November 11 2:00 PM VMI*dagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC (Military Classic of the South) W 48–21   17,494
November 18 5:00 PM at Elon Rhodes StadiumElon, NC W 44–7   3,716
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2007[edit]

2007 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2007 record 7–4 (4–3 SoCon)
Head coach Kevin Higgins (3rd year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2006 2008 »
2007 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#1 Appalachian State §^   5 2         13 2  
#6 Wofford §^   5 2         9 4  
#17 Georgia Southern   4 3         7 4  
#23 Elon   4 3         7 4  
The Citadel   4 3         7 4  
Furman   4 3         6 5  
Chattanooga   2 5         2 9  
Western Carolina   0 7         1 10  
§ – Conference co-champions
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 1 2:00 PM Charleston Southern* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC BI W 35–14   12,885
September 8 2:00 PM Webber International* Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 76–0   8,547
September 15 12:00 PM at #7 (FBSWisconsin* Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN L 31–45   80,327
September 29 6:00 PM at Chattanooga Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN W 41–16   6,745
October 6 2:00 PM Wofford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC SSN L 7–28   14,879
October 13 2:00 PM Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 54–51 OT  16,272
October 20 1:00 PM at Western Carolina E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC W 37–31   7,804
October 27 12:00 PM at #22 Georgia Southern #25 Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA CSS L 17–21   18,506
November 3 2:00 PM #9 Appalachian Statedagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI L 24–45   19,697
November 10 1:00 PM Elon Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 42–31   10,261
November 17 12:00 PM at VMI* Alumni Memorial FieldLexington, VA (Military Classic of the South) CSTV W 70–28   9,183
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2008[edit]

2008 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2008 record 4–8 (2–6 SoCon)
Head coach Kevin Higgins (4th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2007 2009 »
2008 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#5 Appalachian State ^   8 0         11 3  
#9 Wofford ^   7 1         9 3  
#17 Elon   6 2         8 4  
Furman   4 4         7 5  
Georgia Southern   4 4         6 5  
Samford   4 4         6 5  
The Citadel   2 6         4 8  
Western Carolina   1 7         3 9  
Chattanooga   0 8         1 11  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 30 7:00 PM Webber International* #23 Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC BI W 54–7   11,247
September 6 3:30 PM at Clemson* #20 Memorial StadiumClemson, SC ESPN360 L 17–45   76,794
September 20 1:00 PM Princeton* #21 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 37–24   13,120
September 27 1:00 PM Western Carolina #13 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC W 34–14   11,216
October 4 3:00 PM at #2 Appalachian State #12 Kidd Brewer StadiumBoone, NC SSN L 21–47   29,631
October 11 2:00 PM #6 Elon #21 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI L 23–27   12,582
October 18 2:00 PM at #19 Furman Paladin StadiumGreenville, SC L 20–34   9,644
October 25 2:00 PM at Samford Seibert StadiumHomewood, AL L 10–28   8,453
November 1 1:00 PM Georgia Southern Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, Sc BI L 41–44 3OT  11,190
November 8 3:00 PM at #10 Wofford Gibbs StadiumSpartanburg, SC SSN L 28–33   10,011
November 15 2:00 PM Chattanoogadagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 24–21   14,213
November 22 1:30 PM at #3 (FBSFlorida* Ben Hill Griffin StadiumGainesville, FL PPV L 19–70   90,374
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

2009[edit]

2009 The Citadel Bulldogs football
Conference Southern Conference
2009 record 4–7 (2–6 SoCon)
Head coach Kevin Higgins (5th year)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)[1]
Seasons
« 2008 2010 »
2009 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
#3 Appalachian State ^   8 0         11 3  
#9 Elon ^   7 1         9 3  
Furman   5 3         6 5  
Chattanooga   4 4         6 5  
Georgia Southern   4 4         5 6  
Samford   3 5         5 6  
Wofford   2 6         3 8  
The Citadel   2 6         4 7  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 9  
† – Conference champion
^ – FCS playoff participant
Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll
Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 5 6:00 PM at #20 (FBSNorth Carolina* Kenan Memorial StadiumChapel Hill, NC ESPN360 L 40–6   58,500
September 19 3:00 PM at Princeton* Princeton University StadiumPrinceton, NJ W 38-7   7,885
September 26 7:00 PM Presbyterian* Johnson Hagood StadiumCharleston, SC BI W 46-21   13,034
October 3 1:00 PM #10 Appalachian State Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI L 27-30 OT  14,238
October 10 1:30 PM at #10 Elon Rhodes StadiumElon, NC L 7-43   7,524
October 17 4:00 PM at Western Carolina Bob Waters Field at E. J. Whitmire StadiumCullowhee, NC SCTV L 10-14   6,821
October 24 2:00 PM Furman Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 38-28   14,403
October 31 1:00 PM Samford Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC BI W 28-16   8,317
November 7 3:05 PM Wofforddagger Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC SSN L 17-43   15,155
November 14 2:05 PM at Chattanooga Finley StadiumChattanooga, TN L 28-31   9,540
November 21 2:00 PM at Georgia Southern Paulson StadiumStatesboro, GA L 6-13   12,611
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from The Sports Network FCS Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

NFL Draft selections[edit]

1 NFL Draft Selection 
Year Round Pick Overall Name Team Position
2005 7 8 222 Nehemiah Broughton Washington Redskins RB

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "How Johnson Hagood Stadium Came To Be". The Citadel Department of Athletics. Retrieved September 10, 2012. 
2. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. pp. 155–157. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
3. 2011 Citadel Football Media Guide. The Citadel. p. 12. Retrieved August 19, 2012. 
4. "2012 Citadel Football Factbook". The Citadel. Retrieved September 10, 2012.