Jaylan Adams opened the game with an 80-yard touchdown pass and then ran for 188 yards to lead The Citadel to a 35–24 victory over VMI in the Bulldogs’ conference opener.
CHARLESton, SC – Jaylan Adams opened the game with an 80-yard touchdown pass and 188 yards to lead The Citadel to a 35-24 win over VMI in the Bulldogs Conference opening match on Saturday.
After being punt on VMI’s early possession, Adams hit Raleigh Webb for a long touchdown and a 7–0 lead. Adams would complete only one more pass in the game as The Citadel’s substitute offense rolled 363 yards to the ground.
Logan Billings ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs (2-2, 1-0 Southern Conference) and Emeka Navanz added 54 yards and a touchdown. Two first-half scores from Billings helped the Bulldogs take a 21-10 halftime lead.
The Citadel got a 28-17 lead in the third quarter after a 3-yard touchdown run by Adams, an 84-yard kickoff return from Chance Knox, with a personal foul on the Bulldogs, setting up VMI (3-2, 1 – 1) At the 8-yard line. Corey Bridy scored on a 4-yard run to reduce the Keydates’ deficit to 28-24.
The Bulldogs responded with a 15-play, 73-yard drive, which was capped by a 22-yard touchdown run by Navanz. Intercepts from Dominic Poole and Destin Mack helped the Bulldogs hinder the win.
VMI’s Seth Morgan completed 20 of 30 passes for 208 yards with a touchdown and two interceptions. Bridy had a run of 85 yards and two touchdowns.
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