The Citadel–Furman football rivalry

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The Citadel–Furman rivalry
Sport Football
First meeting 1913
The Citadel, 75–0
Latest meeting 2014
The Citadel, 42–35OT
Next meeting 2015
Trophy None
Statistics
Meetings total 93
All-time series Furman, 58–33–3[1]
Largest victory 75–0, The Citadel (1913)
Longest win streak 9, Furman (1982–1990)
Longest unbeaten streak 13, Furman (1939–1954)
Current win streak 1, The Citadel

The Citadel–Furman football rivalry is an American college football rivalry game played by The Citadel Bulldogs football team of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and the Furman Paladins football team of Furman University. The series dates to 1913, and has been played every year that both schools have fielded a football team since 1919, with only an interruption of 1943 through 1945 during World War II. Furman dominated the early years of the rivalry, winning 27 of the first 34 contests, which also included three ties. Since 1955, the series has been remarkably even, with many hard fought games and a pair of overtime contests in 2005 and 2007.

The Paladins and Bulldogs have alternated home sites for most of their history, with contests played twice at the Orangeburg County Fairgrounds in Orangeburg, South Carolina. Furman won both games played in Orangeburg.

The series was an end of the season fixture on each team's schedule from 1965 through 1992, and returned to the last regular season weekend in 2012. When The Citadel's other primary rival, VMI, departed the Southern Conference, Bulldog coaches worked to restore Furman as their primary rival in the minds of their players and fans.[2][3][4][5][6][7]

Game results[edit]

Furman victories The Citadel victories Tie games
Date Location Winning team Score Losing team Series
November 1, 1913 College Park StadiumCharleston, SC The Citadel 75–0 Furman The Citadel 1–0
November 1, 1919 Manly FieldGreenville, SC Furman 21–6 The Citadel Tied 1–1
October 9, 1920 College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 21–6 The Citadel Furman 2–1
October 29, 1921 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 42–0 The Citadel Furman 3–1
October 19, 1922 College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 28–0 The Citadel Furman 4–1
October 20, 1923 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 30–14 The Citadel Furman 5–1
October 25, 1924 College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 6–0 Furman Furman 5–2
October 10, 1925 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 7–0 The Citadel Furman 6–2
November 20, 1926 College Park Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 7–0 The Citadel Furman 7–2
November 19, 1927 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 6–0 The Citadel Furman 8–2
November 10, 1928 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 13–0 The Citadel Furman 9–2
November 9, 1929 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 0–0 Furman Furman 9–2–1
November 22, 1930 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 31–6 The Citadel Furman 10–2–1
November 14, 1931 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 33–7 The Citadel Furman 11–2–1
October 27, 1932 County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC Furman 20–0 The Citadel Furman 12–2–1
October 14, 1933 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 14–0 The Citadel Furman 13–2–1
November 10, 1934 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 6–0 The Citadel Furman 14–2–1
November 2, 1935 Manly Field • Greenville, SC Furman 35–0 The Citadel Furman 15–2–1
October 10, 1936 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 13–7 The Citadel Furman 16–2–1
October 16, 1937 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 8–0 Furman Furman 16–3–1
October 15, 1938 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 9–6 Furman Furman 16–4–1
October 14, 1939 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 7–0 The Citadel Furman 17–4–1
October 11, 1940 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 36–7 The Citadel Furman 18–4–1
October 18, 1941 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 13–13 Furman Furman 18–4–2
November 7, 1942 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 20–0 The Citadel Furman 19–4–2
October 19, 1946 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 14–0 The Citadel Furman 20–4–2
October 17, 1947 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 7–0 The Citadel Furman 21–4–2
October 23, 1948 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 9–0 The Citadel Furman 22–4–2
October 21, 1949 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 19–7 The Citadel Furman 23–4–2
October 21, 1950 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 21–7 The Citadel Furman 24–4–2
October 19, 1951 County Fairgrounds • Orangeburg, SC Furman 35–14 The Citadel Furman 25–4–2
October 17, 1952 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 7–7 The Citadel Furman 25–4–3
October 2, 1953 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 27–0 The Citadel Furman 26–4–3
October 16, 1954 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 31–20 The Citadel Furman 27–4–3
October 15, 1955 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 25–19 Furman Furman 27–5–3
October 27, 1956 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 7–0 The Citadel Furman 28–5–3
October 26, 1957 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 18–14 Furman Furman 28–6–3
October 25, 1958 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 24–6 Furman Furman 28–7–3
October 24, 1959 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 18–14 Furman Furman 28–8–3
October 22, 1960 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 7–6 Furman Furman 28–9–3
October 21, 1961 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 9–8 Furman Furman 28–10–3
October 27, 1962 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 33–25 The Citadel Furman 29–10–3
October 26, 1963 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 34–25 The Citadel Furman 30–10–3
October 24, 1964 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 17–0 Furman Furman 30–11–3
November 20, 1965 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 28–0 Furman Furman 30–12–3
November 19, 1966 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 10–6 Furman Furman 30–13–3
November 18, 1967 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 14–6 The Citadel Furman 31–13–3
October 5, 1968 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 31–12 Furman Furman 31–14–3
November 15, 1969 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 37–21 Furman Furman 31–15–3
November 14, 1970 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 28–21 The Citadel Furman 32–15–3
November 13, 1971 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–33 Furman Furman 32–16–3
November 11, 1972 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 19–13 Furman Furman 32–17–3
November 10, 1973 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 26–21 Furman Furman 32–18–3
November 16, 1974 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 24–0 Furman Furman 32–19–3
November 15, 1975 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 13–9 Furman Furman 32–20–3
September 25, 1976 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 17–16 Furman Furman 32–21–3
November 19, 1977 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–3 Furman Furman 32–22–3
November 18, 1978 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 17–13 The Citadel Furman 33–22–3
November 17, 1979 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 45–44 The Citadel Furman 34–22–3
November 22, 1980 Sirrine Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 28–15 The Citadel Furman 35–22–3
November 21, 1981 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–18 Furman Furman 35–23–3
November 20, 1982 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 27–0 The Citadel Furman 36–23–3
November 19, 1983 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 49–21 The Citadel Furman 37–23–3
November 17, 1984 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 42–14 The Citadel Furman 38–23–3
November 16, 1985 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 42–0 The Citadel Furman 39–23–3
November 22, 1986 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 37–14 The Citadel Furman 40–23–3
November 21, 1987 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 58–13 The Citadel Furman 41–23–3
November 19, 1988 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 30–17 The Citadel Furman 42–23–3
November 18, 1989 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 44–9 The Citadel Furman 43–23–3
November 17, 1990 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 30–17 The Citadel Furman 44–23–3
November 23, 1991 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–6 Furman Furman 44–24–3
November 21, 1992 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 20–14 Furman Furman 44–25–3
October 16, 1993 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 20–10 Furman Furman 44–26–3
October 15, 1994 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 52–44 Furman Furman 44–27–3
October 14, 1995 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 24–3 The Citadel Furman 45–27–3
October 19, 1996 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 35–25 The Citadel Furman 46–27–3
October 18, 1997 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 21–7 The Citadel Furman 47–27–3
October 17, 1998 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 25–24 Furman Furman 47–28–3
October 16, 1999 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 31–17 The Citadel Furman 48–28–3
October 14, 2000 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 33–7 The Citadel Furman 49–28–3
October 13, 2001 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 30–7 The Citadel Furman 50–28–3
October 19, 2002 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 37–10 The Citadel Furman 51–28–3
October 18, 2003 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–9 Furman Furman 51–29–3
October 16, 2004 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 33–14 The Citadel Furman 52–29–3
October 15, 2005 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 39–313OT The Citadel Furman 53–29–3
October 14, 2006 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 23–17 The Citadel Furman 54–29–3
October 13, 2007 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 54–51OT Furman Furman 54–30–3
October 18, 2008 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 34–20 The Citadel Furman 55–30–3
October 24, 2009 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 38–28 Furman Furman 55–31–3
September 25, 2010 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC Furman 31–14 The Citadel Furman 56–31–3
September 10, 2011 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 16–6 The Citadel Furman 57–31–3
November 17, 2012 Paladin Stadium • Greenville, SC The Citadel 42–20 Furman Furman 57–32–3
September 28, 2013 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC Furman 24–17 The Citadel Furman 58–32–3
November 8, 2014 Johnson Hagood Stadium • Charleston, SC The Citadel 42–35OT Furman Furman 58–33–3

Other varsity sports[edit]

Sport Last Matchup All-Time Series
Date Location Winner Score Attendance Leader Record
Baseball April 25, 2014 Riley ParkCharleston, SC The Citadel 7–4 327 The Citadel 131–89
April 26, 2014 Riley Park • Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–9 444
April 27, 2014 Riley Park • Charleston, SC Furman 8–6 482
Basketball January 18, 2014 McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC Furman 76–71 1,433 Furman 116–85
February 15, 2014 Timmons ArenaGreenville, SC Furman 76–67 1,277

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2012 The Citadel Football Fact Book (PDF). The Citadel. pp. 110–111. Retrieved March 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Jeff Hartsell (October 13, 2007). "Furman is Higgins' chosen football rival". Post and Courier (Charleston, SC). Retrieved November 1, 2012. 
  3. ^ John Hooper (May 3, 2012). "Southern Conference's Greatest Rivalries: Furman vs Citadel". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  4. ^ "President Plyler's Scrapbook Collection". James B. Duke Library, Furman University. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ Phil Kornblut (January 27, 2012). "Citadel and Furman return to end of season football rivalry". Sports Talk Radio Network. Retrieved November 13, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Furman, Citadel renew long, fierce rivalry". Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC). October 18, 2008. Retrieved November 12, 2008. 
  7. ^ Michael Burns (November 17, 2012). "Similarities, differences make Furman-Citadel rivalry special". GreenvilleOnline.com. Retrieved November 25, 2012.