2018 The Citadel Bulldogs football team

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2018 The Citadel Bulldogs football
The Citadel Athletics script.svg
Conference Southern Conference
2018 record 0–2 (0–2 SoCon)
Head coach Brent Thompson (3rd season)
Offensive coordinator Lou Conte (3rd season)
Defensive coordinator Blake Harrell (5th season)
Home stadium Johnson Hagood Stadium
(Capacity: 21,000)
Seasons
← 2017
2019 →
2018 Southern Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
No. 8 Wofford   2 0         2 1  
Chattanooga   1 0         3 0  
East Tennessee State   1 0         2 1  
Mercer   1 0         2 1  
Western Carolina   0 0         2 0  
Furman   0 0         0 2  
No. 17 Samford   0 1         1 2  
The Citadel   0 2         0 2  
VMI   0 2         0 3  
Rankings from STATS FCS Poll

The 2018 The Citadel Bulldogs football team represents The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. The Bulldogs are led by third-year head coach Brent Thompson and play their home games at Johnson Hagood Stadium. They are members of the Southern Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The Bulldogs finished the 2017 season 5–6, 3–5 in SoCon play to finish in a tie for sixth place.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason media poll[edit]

The SoCon released their preseason media poll on July 25, 2018, with the Bulldogs predicted to finish in seventh place.[1] The same day the coaches released their preseason poll with the Bulldogs also predicted to finish in seventh place.[2]

Media poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 204 (20)
2 Furman 174 (2)
3 Wofford 163 (1)
4 Mercer 133
5 Western Carolina 114
6 Chattanooga 88
7 The Citadel 83
8 East Tennessee State 53
9 VMI 23
Coaches poll
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Samford 63 (7)
2 Wofford 53 (1)
3 Furman 52 (1)
4 Western Carolina 39
5 Chattanooga 34
6 Mercer 32
7 The Citadel 28
8 East Tennessee State 15
9 VMI 8

Preseason All-SoCon Teams[edit]

The Bulldogs placed five players on the preseason all-SoCon teams.

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponent#SiteTVResultAttendance
September 1 6:00 p.m. at No. 10 Wofford ESPN+ L 21–28 8,930
September 8 6:00 p.m. Chattanooga ESPN+ L 28–29OT 8,076
September 22 4:00 p.m. at Mercer ESPN+
September 29 4:00 p.m. at Towson*
October 13 2:00 p.m. East Tennessee State
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN3
October 20 1:30 p.m. at VMI ESPN3
October 27 2:00 p.m. Furman
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC (rivalry)
ESPN+
November 3 3:30 p.m. at Western Carolina ESPN+
November 10 2:00 p.m. Samforddagger
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN+
November 17 at Alabama*
November 29[a] Charleston Southern*
  • Johnson Hagood Stadium
  • Charleston, SC
ESPN+
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • #Rankings from STATS Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
  1. ^ This game was originally scheduled for September 15, but it was rescheduled in anticipation of Hurricane Florence.

Game summaries[edit]

at Wofford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0 7 14 0 21
No. 10 Terriers 14 7 0 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
42–28–1 2017 L, 16–20

Chattanooga[edit]

1 2 3 4OT Total
Mocs 14 7 0 08 29
Bulldogs 0 14 7 07 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
18–30–2 2017 L, 14–20

at Mercer[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Bears 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–5–1 2017 L, 14–24

at Towson[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Tigers 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

East Tennessee State[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–15 2017 W, 31–25

at VMI[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Keydets 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
41–30–2 2017 W, 21–3

Furman[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Paladins 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
35–59–3 2017 L, 20–56

at Western Carolina[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Catamounts 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
24–17–1 2017 L, 19–31

Samford[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
SAM Bulldogs 0
CIT Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–5 2017 L, 14–35

at Alabama[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulldogs 0
Crimson Tide 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

Charleston Southern[edit]

1 2 3 4 Total
Buccaneers 0
Bulldogs 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–5 2015 L, 6–14

Ranking movements[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 Final 
STATS FCS RV NR NR NR  
Coaches NR NR NR NR

References[edit]