The Citadel–Wofford football rivalry

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The Citadel–Wofford rivalry
Sport Football
First meeting 1916
The Citadel, 37–0
Latest meeting 2017
Wofford, 20–16
Next meeting 2018
Trophy Big Dog Trophy
Statistics
Meetings total 71
All-time series The Citadel, 42–28–1[1]
Largest victory 41–0, The Citadel (1936)
Longest win streak 16, Wofford (1999–2014)
Longest unbeaten streak 16, Wofford (1999–2014)
Current win streak 2, Wofford
The Citadel–Wofford football rivalry is located in South Carolina
The Citadel
The Citadel
Wofford
Wofford
Locations in South Carolina

The Citadel–Wofford football rivalry is an American college football rivalry game played by The Citadel Bulldogs football team of The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina and the Wofford Terriers football team of Wofford College. The Citadel is located in Charleston, South Carolina, while Wofford is located in Spartanburg, South Carolina. The schools were two of the last colleges in the United States to integrate women into their respective student bodies, with Wofford admitting women in 1976[2] and The Citadel in 1996.[3] The two schools are also both highly ranked academically by reviewers such as US News and World Report.[4][5][6][7]

When played in Spartanburg, the matchup is referred to as the Beacon Iced Tea Bowl, after the owners of the Beacon Iced Tea Company, with one co-owner each who graduated from The Citadel and Wofford.[8]

History[edit]

The series dates to 1916, when the Bulldogs defeated the Terriers 37–0 in Charleston. Wofford won the second matchup, in Spartanburg in 1919, by a score of 12–0. The Citadel has dominated the rivalry historically, posting winning streaks of 15 games and 13 games, though Wofford maintained a 16-game win streak from 1999 through 2014. These win streaks, combined with closely fought games in recent years, have led to the growth of the rivalry between the two schools. [9][10][11][12]

The Terriers and Bulldogs have met in three neutral sites, Augusta, Georgia, Wilmington, North Carolina, and Orangeburg, South Carolina as part of the Orangeburg Country Fair in the 1950s. Wofford won 5 of 8 matchups in Orangeburg, while the Bulldogs claimed the games in Augusta and Wilmington. From 1967 until 1998, one year after the Terriers joined the Southern Conference, the teams met in Charleston exclusively, with The Citadel winning 19 of 22 matchups.

Game results[edit]

The Citadel victoriesWofford victoriesTie games
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
1 November 4, 1916Charleston, SCThe Citadel37–0
2 October 18, 1919Spartanburg, SCWofford12–0
3 October 23, 1920Charleston, SCThe Citadel19–0
4 October 8, 1921Charleston, SCThe Citadel28–0
5 November 24, 1923Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel9–0
6 October 4, 1924Charleston, SCThe Citadel19–0
7 October 23, 1926Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel6–0
8 November 12, 1927Charleston, SCTie6–6
9 November 24, 1928Spartanburg, SCWofford9–7
10 November 28, 1929Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel7–0
11 November 29, 1930Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel7–6
12 November 26, 1931Charleston, SCThe Citadel28–7
13 November 24, 1932Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel13–0
14 November 30, 1933Charleston, SCThe Citadel14–0
15 November 3, 1934Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel18–7
16 October 12, 1935Charleston, SCThe Citadel20–7
17 November 26, 1936Augusta, GAThe Citadel41–0
18 September 18, 1937Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel38–0
19 October 29, 1938Charleston, SCThe Citadel27–0
20 December 2, 1939Wilmington, NCThe Citadel21–2
21 November 1, 1940Orangeburg, SCThe Citadel7–2
22 November 8, 1941Charleston, SCThe Citadel42–7
23 October 28, 1949Orangeburg, SCWofford21–7
24 October 29, 1954Orangeburg, SCThe Citadel14–13
25 October 29, 1955Orangeburg, SCWofford27–7
26 October 19, 1956Orangeburg, SCWofford23–19
27 October 11, 1957Orangeburg, SCWofford34–0
28 October 10, 1958Orangeburg, SCWofford18–6
29 October 9, 1959Orangeburg, SCThe Citadel40–8
30 September 23, 1967Charleston, SCThe Citadel17–7
31 September 27, 1975Charleston, SCThe Citadel16–7
32 September 3, 1977Charleston, SCThe Citadel7–0
33 November 11, 1978Charleston, SCThe Citadel35–17
34 October 27, 1979Charleston, SCThe Citadel49–30
35 November 1, 1980Charleston, SCThe Citadel35–3
36 November 14, 1981Charleston, SCThe Citadel24–14
No.DateLocationWinnerScore
37 September 25, 1982Charleston, SCThe Citadel21–14
38 November 10, 1984Charleston, SCThe Citadel23–16
39 November 9, 1985Charleston, SCThe Citadel42–28
40 November 8, 1986Charleston, SCThe Citadel20–6
41 September 5, 1987Charleston, SCThe Citadel38–0
42 September 9, 1989Charleston, SCThe Citadel42–21
43 November 10, 1990Charleston, SCThe Citadel48–14
44 September 14, 1991Charleston, SCWofford15–12
45 September 12, 1992Charleston, SCThe Citadel30–13
46 September 4, 1993Charleston, SCWofford20–6
47 September 10, 1994Charleston, SCThe Citadel31–3
48 September 9, 1995Charleston, SCThe Citadel27–10
49 November 23, 1996Charleston, SCWofford26–21
50 November 1, 1997Charleston, SCThe Citadel7–3
51 September 12, 1998Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel20–14
52 October 30, 1999Charleston, SCWofford47–16
53 October 28, 2000Spartanburg, SCWofford31–10
54 October 27, 2001Charleston, SCWofford13–0
55 November 2, 2002Spartanburg, SCWofford27–14
56 November 1, 2003Charleston, SCWofford42–16
57 October 30, 2004Spartanburg, SCWofford38–17
58 October 29, 2005Charleston, SCWofford28–10
59 October 7, 2006Spartanburg, SCWofford28–20
60 October 6, 2007Charleston, SCWofford28–7
61 November 8, 2008Spartanburg, SCWofford33–28
62 November 7, 2009Charleston, SCWofford43–17
63 October 30, 2010Spartanburg, SCWofford35–0
64 October 8, 2011Charleston, SCWofford43–14
65 October 27, 2012Spartanburg, SCWofford24–21
66 September 7, 2013Charleston, SCWofford21–10
67 October 4, 2014Spartanburg, SCWofford17–13
68 October 10, 2015Charleston, SCThe Citadel39–12
69 October 22, 2016Spartanburg, SCThe Citadel24–21OT
70 December 3, 2016[a]Charleston, SCWofford17–3
71 October 14, 2017Charleston, SCWofford20–16
Series: The Citadel leads 42–28–1

Other varsity sports[edit]

Sport Last Matchup All-Time Series
Date Location Winner Score Attendance Leader Record
Baseball May 18, 2017 Joseph P. Riley Jr. ParkCharleston, SC The Citadel 1–0 412 The Citadel 47–26
May 19, 2017 Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park • Charleston, SC Wofford 7–4 389
May 20, 2017 Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park • Charleston, SC Wofford 4–2 432
Basketball (M) January 6, 2018 Jerry Richardson Indoor StadiumSpartanburg, SC Wofford 109–92 3,078 Wofford 56–49
February 1, 2018 McAlister Field HouseCharleston, SC The Citadel 80–78 1,008
Soccer (W) October 1, 2017 WLI Field • Charleston, SC Wofford 4–0 145 Wofford 14–3–1
Volleyball (W) October 3, 2017 Richardson Indoor Stadium • Spartanburg, SC Wofford 3–0 341 Wofford 35–5

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2017 The Citadel Football Fact Book (PDF). The Citadel. p. 124. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Wofford College – History". Wofford College. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ Michael Janofsky (June 29, 1996). "Citadel, Bowing to Court, Says It Will Admit Women". New York Times. New York City. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Wofford College | Best College | US News". Colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved 2013-07-11. 
  5. ^ "America's Best Colleges". Forbes.com. 
  6. ^ "Top Public Schools – Regional Universities South". Colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Top public college in the South for the seventh consecutive year". The Citadel. September 13, 2017. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  8. ^ "History of The Beacon Iced Tea Bowl". Wofford College. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  9. ^ Chris Winston (October 31, 1997). "Wofford-The Citadel is budding rivalry College Football". GoUpstate.com. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  10. ^ Jeff Hartsell (October 9, 2015). "Citadel ends losing streak to Wofford". Post and Courier. Charleston, SC. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  11. ^ "Charleston Southern-Citadel rivalry still growing". Charleston Southern. September 9, 2006. Retrieved October 29, 2017. 
  12. ^ Jeff Hartsell (October 27, 2017). "Where does VMI rank on Citadel's list of rivals? This week, it'd better be No. 1". Charleston, SC: Post and Courier. Retrieved October 29, 2017.