Scores

Final/OT

Furman 51

(2-4, 0-2 Southern)

Citadel 54

(4-2, 2-1 Southern)

2:00 PM ET, October 13, 2007

Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 OT T
FUR 14 13 14 7 351
CIT 7 10 14 17 654

Top Performers

Passing: D. Lawson (CIT) - 386 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Cooper (CIT) - 28 CAR, 136 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: P. Sprague (FUR) - 9 REC, 238 YDS, 3 TD

The Citadel 54, Furman 51, OT

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- The Citadel gained a school record 641 yards as the Bulldogs beat Furman 54-51 in overtime Saturday.

Tory Cooper's 5-yard touchdown run won the game after The Citadel (4-2, 2-1 Southern Conference) held the Paladins (2-4, 0-2) to a field goal during their overtime possession.

The Bulldogs trailed by 10 going into the fourth quarter, but took a 45-41 lead on Cooper's 1-yard TD with 3:49 to go in regulation. Mike Brown returned the kickoff 76 yards for a score to put the Paladins ahead 48-45, but The Citadel tied it with 1:19 to go in the fourth quarter on a 32-yard field goal by Mike Adams.

Bulldogs quarterback Duran Lawson went 28-of-37 for 386 yards and ran for 100 yards to set a school record with 486 yards of total offense. Cooper led The Citadel with 136 yards rushing and had three touchdowns, while Andre Roberts had nine catches for 122 yards.

Quarterback Renaldo Gray led the Paladins in rushing with 76 yards and completed 15 of 32 passes for 289 yards. Patrick Sprauge had nine catches for 238 yards and three touchdowns.

Furman kicker Scott Beckler missed three field goals before making a 36-yard attempt in overtime.

The Paladins are off to their worst start since going 3-8 in 1994, while The Citadel is on its best start since going 11-2 in 1992.

The 105 combined points were the most scored in 87 games between the rivals.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
CIT
1st Downs2130
Total Yards451641
Passing289386
Rushing162255
Penalties8-717-44
3rd Down Conversions3-118-14
4th Down Conversions2-31-2
Turnovers02
Possession22:2637:34

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Gray15/322899.030
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lawson28/3738610.431

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Gray12766.3119
Felton14715.1116
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Cooper281364.9323
Lawson191005.3127

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Sprague923826.4361
Brown3217.009
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts912213.6162
Jernigan69515.8129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURCIT
TD11:56Andre Roberts 62 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick) 07
TD09:32Cedrick Gipson 3 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick) 77
TD01:13Patrick Sprague 17 Yd Pass From Renaldo Gray (Scott Beckler Kick) 147
SECOND QUARTERFURCIT
TD11:44Patrick Sprague 14 Yd Pass From Renaldo Gray (Scott Beckler Kick) 217
TD07:51Patrick Sprague 61 Yd Pass From Renaldo Gray (Pat Failed) 277
TD00:57Duran Lawson 4 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 2714
FG00:00Mike Adams 34 Yd 2717
THIRD QUARTERFURCIT
TD10:37Ta'Mar Jernigan 15 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick) 2724
TD08:46Jerome Felton 2 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick) 3424
TD02:03Renaldo Gray 6 Yd Run (Scott Beckler Kick) 4124
TD00:46Joshua Haney 16 Yd Pass From Duran Lawson (Mike Adams Kick) 4131
FOURTH QUARTERFURCIT
TD12:42Tory Cooper 23 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 4138
TD03:49Tory Cooper 1 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick) 4145
TD03:37Mike Brown 76 Yd Kickoff Return (Scott Beckler Kick) 4845
FG01:19Mike Adams 32 Yd 4848
OVERTIMEFURCIT
FGScott Beckler 36 Yd 5148
TDTory Cooper 5 Yd Run 5154