CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Bart Blanchard threw two second-half touchdown passes to help The Citadel rally for a 37-24 victory over Princeton on Saturday.
Reggie Rice also returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a touchdown as The Citadel (2-1) scored 30 second-half points to comeback from a 17-7 halftime deficit.
Blanchard was 12 of 22 for 151 yards and three touchdown passes. He connected on an 11-yard scoring pass to Andre Roberts for the Bulldogs' only touchdown of the first half.
After Mel Capers blocked a punt leading to Rice's return cut Princeton's lead to 17-14, Blanchard hit Taylor Cornett on a 4-yard touchdown pass for a 21-17 advantage with 5:13 left in the third quarter.
Blanchard connected with Roberts again, this time on a 6-yard touchdown pass as The Citadel increased its lead to 37-17 with 5:51 remaining in the game.
Asheton Jordan rushed for 72 yards and a 5-yard touchdown on 16 carries for The Citadel.
Princton (0-1) was led by Brian Anderson, who was 20 of 41 for 206 yards and two touchdown passes, and Jordan Culbreath, who rushed for 74 yards and a 2-yard touchdown.