2013 The Citadel Bulldogs football team

The 2013 The Citadel Bulldogs football team represented The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bulldogs were led by ninth year head coach Kevin Higgins and played their home games at Johnson Hagood Stadium. They played as members of the Southern Conference, as they have since 1936. They finished the season 5–7, 4–4 in SoCon play to finish in a four way tie for fourth place.

2013 The Citadel Bulldogs football
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ConferenceSouthern Conference
2013 record5–7 (4–4 SoCon)
Head coachKevin Higgins (9th season)
Offensive coordinatorBob Bodine (3rd season)
Offensive schemeTriple option
Defensive coordinatorDenny Doornbos (2nd season)
Home stadiumJohnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)
Seasons
← 2012
2014 →
2013 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 23 Chattanooga +   6 2         8 4  
No. 19 Samford +^   6 2         8 5  
No. 22 Furman +^   6 2         8 6  
Georgia Southern*   4 4         7 4  
Wofford   4 4         5 6  
The Citadel   4 4         5 7  
Appalachian State*   4 4         4 8  
Elon   1 7         2 10  
Western Carolina   1 7         2 10  
  • + – Conference co-champions
  • ^ – FCS playoff participant
  • Appalachian State and Georgia Southern ineligible for conference championship and FCS playoffs as part of FBS transition
Rankings from The Sports Network Poll

At the end of the season, head coach Kevin Higgins resigned to become an assistant coach at Wake Forest.

ScheduleEdit

For the third year in a row, home games in September were scheduled for a 6:00 p.m. kickoff rather than the traditional 2:00 p.m. kickoff. The Bulldogs faced in-state FBS rival Clemson and Old Dominion, in its first year of transitioning to FBS. FCS teams were permitted to play twelve games in 2013 due to an extra Saturday falling between Labor Day and Thanksgiving.[1]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
August 316:00 PMCharleston Southern*CSNL 29–3212,196
September 76:00 PMNo. 16 Wofford
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3L 10–2114,545
September 143:30 PMat Western CarolinaCSNW 28–219,345
September 216:00 PMat Old Dominion*COXL 58–5920,118
September 286:00 PMFurman
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC (Rivalry)
CSNL 17–2412,693
October 52:00 PMAppalachian State
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
CSNW 31–28 OT13,601
October 121:00 PMat No. 22 Georgia SouthernCSNL 21–2816,128
October 262:00 PMat ChattanoogaL 24–288,106
November 22:00 PMNo. 15 Samford 
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3W 28–2613,828
November 91:30 PMat ElonCSNW 35–109,256
November 161:00 PMVMI*
CSNW 31–1012,069
November 2312:00 PMat No. 7 (FBS) Clemson*ESPN3L 6–5281,554

Game summariesEdit

Charleston SouthernEdit

1 234Total
Buccaneers 0 14153 32
Bulldogs 9 767 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–1 2012 W 49–14

WoffordEdit

1 234Total
Terriers 0 1407 21
Bulldogs 0 0100 10
  • Date: September 6
  • Location: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC
  • Game start: 6:00 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:59
  • Game attendance: 14,545
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 81
  • Referee: Thomas Graham
Overall record Last meeting Result
40–24–1 2013 L 21–24

Western CarolinaEdit

1 234Total
Bulldogs 14 770 28
Catamounts 0 0147 21
Overall record Last meeting Result
21–15–1 2012 W 45–31

Old DominionEdit

1 234Total
Bulldogs 7 24720 58
Monarchs 14 14238 59
  • Date: September 21
  • Location: Foreman Field, Norfolk, VA
  • Game start: 6:00 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:18
  • Game attendance: 20,118
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 77
  • Referee: Ken Antee
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

FurmanEdit

1 234Total
Paladins 3 1407 24
Bulldogs 0 737 17
  • Date: September 28
  • Location: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC
  • Game start: 6:00 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 2:44
  • Game attendance: 12,693
  • Game weather: Cloudy, 75
  • Referee: Rodney Burnette
Overall record Last meeting Result
32–57–3 2012 W 42–20

Appalachian StateEdit

1 234OTTotal
Mountaineers 7 70140 28
Bulldogs 0 14773 31
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC
  • Game start: 2:00 PM EST
  • Elapsed time: 3:03
  • Game attendance: 13,601
  • Game weather: Partly Cloudy, 82
  • Referee: Lee Hendrick
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–29 2012 W 52–28

Georgia SouthernEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–17 2012 W 23–21

ChattanoogaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
18–26–2 2012 L 10–28

SamfordEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
3–3 2012 L 7–38

ElonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2012 W 38–24

VMIEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
36–30–2 2012 W 27–24

ClemsonEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–30–1 2008 L 17–45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2013 Football Schedule – The Citadel". The Citadel Department of Athletics. Archived from the original on February 17, 2013. Retrieved February 18, 2013.