Scores

Final

Princeton 24

(0-1, 0-1 away)

Citadel 37

(2-1, 2-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 T
PRIN 3 14 0 724
CIT 0 7 17 1337

Top Performers

Passing: B. Blanchard (CIT) - 151 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Culbreath (PRIN) - 17 CAR, 74 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Roberts (CIT) - 4 REC, 61 YDS, 2 TD

The Citadel 37, Princeton 24

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
PRIN
CIT
1st Downs2118
Total Yards358307
Passing206151
Rushing152156
Penalties2-224-24
3rd Down Conversions8-178-14
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers12
Possession31:2828:32

Passing Leaders

PrincetonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson20/412065.021
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard12/221516.931

Rushing Leaders

PrincetonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Culbreath17744.4112
Anderson16563.5026
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jordan16724.5112
Williams8303.808

Receiving Leaders

PrincetonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Thanheiser36220.7026
Berry35618.7127
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts46115.3222
Haney35518.3035

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERPRINCIT
FG08:07Connor Louden 31 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERPRINCIT
TD08:19Jordan Culbreath 2 Yd Run (Connor Louden Kick) 100
TD03:14Andre Roberts 11 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Sam Keeler Kick) 107
TD00:18Matthew Zimmerman 6 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Connor Louden Kick) 177
THIRD QUARTERPRINCIT
TD12:45Reggie Rice 25 Yd Return Of Blocked Punt (Sam Keeler Kick) 1714
TD05:13Taylor Cornett 4 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Sam Keeler Kick) 1721
FG00:46Sam Keeler 29 Yd 1724
FOURTH QUARTERPRINCIT
TD13:11Asheton Jordan 5 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1730
TD05:51Andre Roberts 6 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Sam Keeler Kick) 1737
TD00:41Adam Berry 13 Yd Pass From Brian Anderson (Connor Louden Kick) 2437