The Citadel–Furman football rivalry

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The Citadel–Furman rivalry
Sport Football
First meeting 1913
The Citadel, 75–0
Latest meeting 2016
The Citadel, 19–14
Next meeting 2017
Statistics
Meetings total 96
All-time series Furman, 58–35–3[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 3, The Citadel
The Citadel–Furman football rivalry is located in South Carolina
The Citadel
The Citadel
Furman
Furman
Locations in South Carolina

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 close, hard fought games and three of overtime contests since 2005.

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]

The Citadel victories Furman victories Tie games
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 November 1, 1913 Charleston, SC The Citadel 75–0
2 November 1, 1919 Greenville, SC Furman 21–6
3 October 9, 1920 Charleston, SC Furman 21–6
4 October 29, 1921 Greenville, SC Furman 42–0
5 October 19, 1922 Charleston, SC Furman 28–0
6 October 20, 1923 Greenville, SC Furman 30–14
7 October 25, 1924 Charleston, SC The Citadel 6–0
8 October 10, 1925 Greenville, SC Furman 7–0
9 November 20, 1926 Charleston, SC Furman 7–0
10 November 19, 1927 Charleston, SC Furman 6–0
11 November 10, 1928 Greenville, SC Furman 13–0
12 November 9, 1929 Charleston, SC Tie 0–0
13 November 22, 1930 Greenville, SC Furman 31–6
14 November 14, 1931 Charleston, SC Furman 33–7
15 October 27, 1932 Orangeburg, SC Furman 20–0
16 October 14, 1933 Greenville, SC Furman 14–0
17 November 10, 1934 Charleston, SC Furman 6–0
18 November 2, 1935 Greenville, SC Furman 35–0
19 October 10, 1936 Greenville, SC Furman 13–7
20 October 16, 1937 Charleston, SC The Citadel 8–0
21 October 15, 1938 Greenville, SC The Citadel 9–6
22 October 14, 1939 Charleston, SC Furman 7–0
23 October 11, 1940 Greenville, SC Furman 36–7
24 October 18, 1941 Charleston, SC Tie 13–13
25 November 7, 1942 Greenville, SC Furman 20–0
26 October 19, 1946 Charleston, SC Furman 14–0
27 October 17, 1947 Greenville, SC Furman 7–0
28 October 23, 1948 Greenville, SC Furman 9–0
29 October 21, 1949 Charleston, SC Furman 19–7
30 October 21, 1950 Greenville, SC Furman 21–7
31 October 19, 1951 Orangeburg, SC Furman 35–14
32 October 17, 1952 Greenville, SC Tie 7–7
33 October 2, 1953 Charleston, SC Furman 27–0
34 October 16, 1954 Greenville, SC Furman 31–20
35 October 15, 1955 Charleston, SC The Citadel 25–19
36 October 27, 1956 Greenville, SC Furman 7–0
37 October 26, 1957 Charleston, SC The Citadel 18–14
38 October 25, 1958 Greenville, SC The Citadel 24–6
39 October 24, 1959 Charleston, SC The Citadel 18–14
40 October 22, 1960 Greenville, SC The Citadel 7–6
41 October 21, 1961 Charleston, SC The Citadel 9–8
42 October 27, 1962 Greenville, SC Furman 33–25
43 October 26, 1963 Charleston, SC Furman 34–25
44 October 24, 1964 Greenville, SC The Citadel 17–0
45 November 20, 1965 Charleston, SC The Citadel 28–0
46 November 19, 1966 Greenville, SC The Citadel 10–6
47 November 18, 1967 Charleston, SC Furman 14–6
48 October 5, 1968 Greenville, SC The Citadel 31–12
49 November 15, 1969 Charleston, SC The Citadel 37–21
No. Date Location Winner Score
50 November 14, 1970 Greenville, SC Furman 28–21
51 November 13, 1971 Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–33
52 November 11, 1972 Greenville, SC The Citadel 19–13
53 November 10, 1973 Charleston, SC The Citadel 26–21
54 November 16, 1974 Greenville, SC The Citadel 24–0
55 November 15, 1975 Charleston, SC The Citadel 13–9
56 September 25, 1976 Greenville, SC The Citadel 17–16
57 November 19, 1977 Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–3
58 November 18, 1978 Greenville, SC Furman 17–13
59 November 17, 1979 Charleston, SC Furman 45–44
60 November 22, 1980 Greenville, SC Furman 28–15
61 November 21, 1981 Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–18
62 November 20, 1982 Greenville, SC Furman 27–0
63 November 19, 1983 Charleston, SC Furman 49–21
64 November 17, 1984 Greenville, SC Furman 42–14
65 November 16, 1985 Charleston, SC Furman 42–0
66 November 22, 1986 Greenville, SC Furman 37–14
67 November 21, 1987 Charleston, SC Furman 58–13
68 November 19, 1988 Greenville, SC Furman 30–17
69 November 18, 1989 Charleston, SC Furman 44–9
70 November 17, 1990 Greenville, SC Furman 30–17
71 November 23, 1991 Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–6
72 November 21, 1992 Greenville, SC The Citadel 20–14
73 October 16, 1993 Charleston, SC The Citadel 20–10
74 October 15, 1994 Greenville, SC The Citadel 52–44
75 October 14, 1995 Charleston, SC Furman 24–3
76 October 19, 1996 Greenville, SC Furman 35–25
77 October 18, 1997 Charleston, SC Furman 21–7
78 October 17, 1998 Greenville, SC The Citadel 25–24
79 October 16, 1999 Charleston, SC Furman 31–17
80 October 14, 2000 Greenville, SC Furman 33–7
81 October 13, 2001 Charleston, SC Furman 30–7
82 October 19, 2002 Greenville, SC Furman 37–10
83 October 18, 2003 Charleston, SC The Citadel 10–9
84 October 16, 2004 Greenville, SC Furman 33–14
85 October 15, 2005 Charleston, SC Furman 39–313OT
86 October 14, 2006 Greenville, SC Furman 23–17
87 October 13, 2007 Charleston, SC The Citadel 54–51OT
88 October 18, 2008 Greenville, SC Furman 34–20
89 October 24, 2009 Charleston, SC The Citadel 38–28
90 September 25, 2010 Greenville, SC Furman 31–14
91 September 10, 2011 Charleston, SC Furman 16–6
92 November 17, 2012 Greenville, SC The Citadel 42–20
93 September 28, 2013 Charleston, SC Furman 24–17
94 November 8, 2014 Charleston, SC The Citadel 42–35OT
95 October 24, 2015 Greenville, SC The Citadel 38–17
96 September 10, 2016 Charleston, SC The Citadel 19–14
Series: Furman leads 58–35–3

Other varsity sports[edit]

Sport Last Matchup All-Time Series
Date Location Winner Score Attendance Leader Record
Baseball April 30, 2016 Joseph P. Riley Jr. ParkCharleston, SC Furman 9–6 527 The Citadel 133–93
April 30, 2016 Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park • Charleston, SC Furman 12–7 483
May 1, 2016 Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park • Charleston, SC Furman 4–1 507
Basketball (M) December 31, 2016 Timmons ArenaGreenville, SC Furman 83–68 1,529 Furman 121–87
February 4, 2017 McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC Furman 99–91 4,388
Soccer (W) October 9, 2016 Eugene E. Stone III StadiumGreenville, SC Furman 3–0 401 Furman 15–2
Volleyball (W) October 16, 2016 McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC The Citadel 3–2 125 Furman 34–1

Discontinued sports[edit]

Sport Last Matchup All-Time Series
Date Location Winner Score Leader Record
Soccer (M) August 30, 2002[a] WLI Field • Charleston, SC Furman 3–0 Furman 28–11–2
Wrestling December 5, 1990[b] McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC The Citadel 25–12 The Citadel 14–0[c]
  1. ^ The Citadel discontinued its men's soccer program after the 2002 season.
  2. ^ Furman discontinued its wrestling program after the 1990–91 season.
  3. ^ The results of 3 dual wrestling meets are undocumented.

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.