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 victories Wofford victories Tie games
No. Date Location Winner Score
1 November 4, 1916 Charleston, SC The Citadel 37–0
2 October 18, 1919 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 12–0
3 October 23, 1920 Charleston, SC The Citadel 19–0
4 October 8, 1921 Charleston, SC The Citadel 28–0
5 November 24, 1923 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 9–0
6 October 4, 1924 Charleston, SC The Citadel 19–0
7 October 23, 1926 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 6–0
8 November 12, 1927 Charleston, SC Tie 6–6
9 November 24, 1928 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 9–7
10 November 28, 1929 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 7–0
11 November 29, 1930 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 7–6
12 November 26, 1931 Charleston, SC The Citadel 28–7
13 November 24, 1932 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 13–0
14 November 30, 1933 Charleston, SC The Citadel 14–0
15 November 3, 1934 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 18–7
16 October 12, 1935 Charleston, SC The Citadel 20–7
17 November 26, 1936 Augusta, GA The Citadel 41–0
18 September 18, 1937 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 38–0
19 October 29, 1938 Charleston, SC The Citadel 27–0
20 December 2, 1939 Wilmington, NC The Citadel 21–2
21 November 1, 1940 Orangeburg, SC The Citadel 7–2
22 November 8, 1941 Charleston, SC The Citadel 42–7
23 October 28, 1949 Orangeburg, SC Wofford 21–7
24 October 29, 1954 Orangeburg, SC The Citadel 14–13
25 October 29, 1955 Orangeburg, SC Wofford 27–7
26 October 19, 1956 Orangeburg, SC Wofford 23–19
27 October 11, 1957 Orangeburg, SC Wofford 34–0
28 October 10, 1958 Orangeburg, SC Wofford 18–6
29 October 9, 1959 Orangeburg, SC The Citadel 40–8
30 September 23, 1967 Charleston, SC The Citadel 17–7
31 September 27, 1975 Charleston, SC The Citadel 16–7
32 September 3, 1977 Charleston, SC The Citadel 7–0
33 November 11, 1978 Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–17
34 October 27, 1979 Charleston, SC The Citadel 49–30
35 November 1, 1980 Charleston, SC The Citadel 35–3
36 November 14, 1981 Charleston, SC The Citadel 24–14
No. Date Location Winner Score
37 September 25, 1982 Charleston, SC The Citadel 21–14
38 November 10, 1984 Charleston, SC The Citadel 23–16
39 November 9, 1985 Charleston, SC The Citadel 42–28
40 November 8, 1986 Charleston, SC The Citadel 20–6
41 September 5, 1987 Charleston, SC The Citadel 38–0
42 September 9, 1989 Charleston, SC The Citadel 42–21
43 November 10, 1990 Charleston, SC The Citadel 48–14
44 September 14, 1991 Charleston, SC Wofford 15–12
45 September 12, 1992 Charleston, SC The Citadel 30–13
46 September 4, 1993 Charleston, SC Wofford 20–6
47 September 10, 1994 Charleston, SC The Citadel 31–3
48 September 9, 1995 Charleston, SC The Citadel 27–10
49 November 23, 1996 Charleston, SC Wofford 26–21
50 November 1, 1997 Charleston, SC The Citadel 7–3
51 September 12, 1998 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 20–14
52 October 30, 1999 Charleston, SC Wofford 47–16
53 October 28, 2000 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 31–10
54 October 27, 2001 Charleston, SC Wofford 13–0
55 November 2, 2002 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 27–14
56 November 1, 2003 Charleston, SC Wofford 42–16
57 October 30, 2004 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 38–17
58 October 29, 2005 Charleston, SC Wofford 28–10
59 October 7, 2006 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 28–20
60 October 6, 2007 Charleston, SC Wofford 28–7
61 November 8, 2008 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 33–28
62 November 7, 2009 Charleston, SC Wofford 43–17
63 October 30, 2010 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 35–0
64 October 8, 2011 Charleston, SC Wofford 43–14
65 October 27, 2012 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 24–21
66 September 7, 2013 Charleston, SC Wofford 21–10
67 October 4, 2014 Spartanburg, SC Wofford 17–13
68 October 10, 2015 Charleston, SC The Citadel 39–12
69 October 22, 2016 Spartanburg, SC The Citadel 24–21OT
70 December 3, 2016[a] Charleston, SC Wofford 17–3
71 October 14, 2017 Charleston, SC Wofford 20–16
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

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.