The Citadel rallies late, clips ETSU

Associated Press • Sep 16, 2017 at 4:57 PM

JOHNSON CITY — Raleigh Webb scored the go-ahead touchdown on his only carry and The Citadel rallied in the fourth quarter to beat East Tennessee State 31-25 in Saturday’s Southern Conference season opener at William B. Greene Jr. Stadium.

Trailing 17-7, the No. 13 Bulldogs closed on Dominque Allen’s 1-yard TD run before Webb capped an 11-play, 66-yard drive with the go-ahead score on a 7-yard run.

The Bucs (1-2, 0-1) pulled to within 28-25 in the fourth quarter on Jajuan Stinson’s 4-yard TD run but were stopped on downs on their next possession.

Allen’s 44-yard pass play to Josh LeBlanc on third-and-8 helped set up Jacob Godek’s 46-yard field goal that iced the game.

The Citadel (3-0, 1-0) amassed 435 yards of total offense to ETSU’s 208, including 331 yards rushing. Brandon Rainey scored on a 10-yard run and Allen on a 1-yarder. Grant Drakeford gained 93 yards on nine carries.

Austin Henrik was 18-of-32 passing for 182 yards, two touchdowns and one interception for the Bucs. Herink connected with Vincent Lowe for a 22-yard TD and hit Drake Powell with a 8-yarder.

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