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Citadel names OC Thompson head coach

Offensive coordinator Brent Thompson replaces Mike Houston as the Citadel's new coach. Houston was recently named JMU's head coach.

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Best college football upsets in 2015 (3:17)
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Samford rallies to 47-21 win over Mercer

Denzel Williams ran for two touchdowns, Kelvin McKnight returned a punt 77 yards for a score, and Samford rallied to beat Mercer 47-21 in Saturday's season finale for both teams.

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Cook scores twice in FSU's win over Chattanooga (0:47)
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Gamecocks drop close game to Citadel, 23-22 (2:45)

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

A rough season gets even rougher for South Carolina after dropping a 23-22 affair to The Citadel. Losing at home to an FCS team -- albeit a good one -- is not what interim coach Shawn Elliott had in mind. On the flip side, credit to Citadel coach Mike Houston and his group, who broke a 27-game losing streak to FBS teams and probably secured itself an at-large bid in the FCS playoffs with the win.

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Late game mistakes cost Gamecocks (0:37)
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Mike Houston: Citadel's a force to be reckoned with (0:38)
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Citadel v South Carolina Postgame Breakdown (2:36)

The Citadel stuns South Carolina... again

The Citadel has won 2 of its last 3 games against South Carolina for the first time since winning back-to-back meetings in 1915-16.

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Mike Houston Postgame Interview (1:06)
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Cooper burns opponents, hauls in 41-yd TD (0:22)
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The Citadel takes a late lead

The Citadel RB Tyler Renew's 56-yard touchdown gives the Bulldogs a one-point lead over South Carolina in the fourth quarter.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Wow. The Citadel stops South Carolina on 4th-and-1. Bulldogs' ball with 4:07 left and a 23-22 lead. Given the way the Gamecocks' defense has defended the run today (337 yards allowed), they may not get the ball back.

2015 Southern Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Chattanooga6-19-4
The Citadel6-19-4
Western Carolina5-27-4
Samford3-46-5
Wofford3-45-6
Mercer2-55-6
Furman2-54-7
VMI1-62-9