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UPDATED: The Citadel Ends Home Regular Season Streak PDF Print
Written by Mike Flynn   
Saturday, 15 September 2012 19:14

A determined Bulldog squad jumped out to a 31-0 in the first half before Appalachian State University football found its footing in a 52-28 setback in the Mountaineers' Southern Conference opener on Saturday at Kidd Brewer Stadium.

Steven Miller carried the ball 21 times for a career-high 167 yards and three scores to pace the Appalachian (1-2, 0-1 SoCon) offense. Jamal Jackson added 164 passing yards on 23-of-32 attempts to accompany 53 rushing yards on eight attempts. The Citadel's (3-0, 2-0) rushing attack amassed 463 yards on 63 attempts with six scores on the ground. Ben Dupree carried the ball 20 times for 180 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Darien Robinson notched 113 yards on 13 carries, while Rickey Anderson also topped the century mark with 102 yards on nine rushes.
Defensively, Jeremy Kimbrough made a team-high 14 tackles, while Patrick Blalock added 10. Troy Sanders forced a fumbles and made six tackles for the Apps.

 

 Scoring Summary (Final)

 

Score by Quarters 1  2  3  4   Total
The Citadel      14 24 14  0 -  52
Appalachian State 0  7  7 14 -  28

 

Qtr  Time         Scoring Play
1st 10:38 CIT - Rickey Anderson 4 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 9-75 4:22 7 - 0
04:31 CIT - Ben Dupree 57 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 7-97 4:00 14 - 0
2nd 14:17 CIT - Aaron Miller 1 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 6-80 2:31 21 - 0
07:36 CIT - Thomas Warren 24 yd field goal, 10-73 5:03 24 - 0
06:16 CIT - Carson Smith 8 yd blocked punt return (Thomas Warren kick) 31 - 0
03:50 APP - Steven Miller 2 yd run (Drew Stewart kick), 8-72 2:21 31 - 7
00:43 CIT - Ben Dupree 46 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 7-75 3:07 38 - 7
3rd 10:27 CIT - VanDyke Jones 5 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 6-76 3:23 45 - 7
08:41 APP - Tony Washington 22 yd run (Drew Stewart kick), 6-58 1:37 45 - 14
00:15 CIT - Darien Robinson 45 yd run (Thomas Warren kick), 2-47 0:50 52 - 14
4th 13:23 APP - Steven Miller 2 yd run (Drew Stewart kick), 7-68 1:44 52 - 21
05:45 APP - Steven Miller 4 yd run (Drew Stewart kick), 12-86 4:02 52 - 28

 

Team Statistics (Final)

 

FIRST DOWNS: THE CITADEL 24, ASU 21
RUSHING YARDS: THE CITADEL 463, ASU 253
PASSING YARDS: THE CITADEL 155, ASU 164
TOTAL YARDS: THE CITADEL 618, ASU 417
PENALTY YARDS: THE CITADEL 2-10, ASU 3-24
TIME OF POSSESSIONS: THE CITADEL 38:11, ASU 21:49
TURNOVERS: THE CITADEL 0, ASU 2
3RD DOWN CONVERSIONS: THE CITADEL 11-14, ASU 1-7
4TH DOWN CONVERSIONS: THE CITADEL 0-0, ASU 0-1

 

RUSHING:
THE CITADEL: BEN DUPREE 20-180-2TD, DARIEN ROBINSON 13-113-TD
ASU: STEVEN MILLER 21-167-3TD, JACKSON 8-53

 

PASSING:
THE CITADEL: BEN DUPREE 2-4-56
ASU: JACKSON 23-32-164-1I

 

RECEIVING:
THE CITADEL: THOMPSON 3-123
ASU: JONES 6-41, PEACOCK 5-43, MILLER 5-21

 

 

 

Photo Couirtesy: Steven Miller, ASU Athletics

 

 

 

  
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