The Citadel scores 3 TDs late to beat Western Carolina 28-10

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) Evan McField and Dominique Allen scored back-to-back touchdowns in the fourth quarter and The Citadel defeated Western Carolina 28-10 in a Southern Conference opener on Saturday night.

Jorian Jordan fell on a teammate's fumble in the end zone as the third quarter ended, and the Bulldogs (2-0, 1-0, Southern) needed the late rally to defeat the Catamounts (1-1, 0-1), after blanking Davidson 69-0 last week.

The Bulldogs opened the second half with a fumble that resulted in a quick Western Carolina TD. Detrez Newsome (121 yards) scored from the 1 two plays after bursting up the middle on a 42-yard gain to give the Catamounts a 10-7 lead.

The ball bounced The Citadel's way after that. Jordan's fumble recovery gave the Bulldogs a 14-10 lead. McField had a 3-yard touchdown run before Mark Thomas recovered a Western Carolina fumble, setting up Allen's score.


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