Scores

Final

Charl Southern 14

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Citadel 28

(1-0, 1-0 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 3, 2005

Johnson Hagood, CHARLESTON, SC

1 2 3 4 T
CHSO 0 0 14 014
CIT 7 0 7 1428

Top Performers

Passing: D. Lawson (CIT) - 168 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: D. Lawson (CIT) - 15 CAR, 47 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: M. Price (CHSO) - 7 REC, 112 YDS

The Citadel 28, Char. Southern 14

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Duran Lawson threw three touchdown passes and ran for another, and The Citadel beat Charleston Southern 28-14 on Saturday night.

Lawson was 14 of 24 for 168 yards under first-year coach Kevin Higgins' spread-option offense. Higgins spent the past four seasons as an assistant for the Detroit Lions.

The Bulldogs (1-0) had 360 yards of offense, gaining 192 rushing yards. It was their third straight victory over the Buccaneers (0-1) since the series began in 2002.

Charleston Southern took the lead in the third quarter, but couldn't hold on.

Lawson connected with Gary Domanski for a 37-yard score that broke a 14-all tie in the third quarter. He also had a 33-yard TD pass and a 5-yard scoring run.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
CHSO
CIT
1st Downs1620
Total Yards314360
Passing276168
Rushing38192
Penalties6-3313-86
3rd Down Conversions8-174-11
4th Down Conversions0-21-1
Turnovers11
Possession29:2030:40

Passing Leaders

Charleston SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Harper1/13333.000-
Drafts21/322437.611-
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINTQBR
Lawson14/241687.030-

Rushing Leaders

Charleston SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Drafts19281.5112
Harper8121.506
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gibbs13655.0012
Lawson15473.1115

Receiving Leaders

Charleston SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Price711216.0038
Labega56412.8022
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jernigan45614.0116
Domanski34314.3137

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD5:07TA'MAR JERNIGAN 11 YD PASS FROM DURAN LAWSON (BLAKE VANDIVER KICK)
Drive info: 12 plays, 66 yards.
07
THIRD QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD12:30BRYAN MEERS 16 YD PASS FROM COLLIN DRAFTS (NICK ELLIS KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 82 yards.
77
TD11:06COLLIN DRAFTS 2 YD RUN (NICK ELLIS KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 35 yards.
147
TD4:54GARY DOMANSKI 37 YD PASS FROM DURAN LAWSON (BLAKE VANDIVER KICK)
Drive info: 5 plays, 75 yards.
1414
FOURTH QUARTERCHSOCIT
TD12:23KINTA PALMER 33 YD PASS FROM DURAN LAWSON (BLAKE VANDIVER KICK)
Drive info: 7 plays, 70 yards.
1421
TD9:53DURAN LAWSON 5 YD RUN (BLAKE VANDIVER KICK)
Drive info: 2 plays, 8 yards.
1428