Brandon Rainey completed three passes -- all for touchdowns -- and ran for two more and The Citadel beat Western Carolina 35-17 on Saturday.
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Reece Udinski threw a 61-yard touchdown pass to Jakob Herres late in the game to help VMI snap a 12-game losing skid against The Citadel with a 34-21 victory on Saturday.
Liam Welch scored on a 2-yard run in the fourth overtime and Samford held off The Citadel 61-55 on Saturday.
Remus Bulmer fought his way into the end zone twice and Brian Murdaugh passed to Raleigh Webb for another score to give The Citadel enough cushion to hold off Charleston Southern 22-13 on Saturday to post its second win of the season.
Jacob Godek kicked a 37-yard field goal in overtime, quarterback Brandon Rainey ran for one touchdown and passed for another, and FCS The Citadel stunned Georgia Tech with a 27-24 upset victory on Saturday.
Jaylan Thomas ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Brelynd Cyphers' fourth quarter scoring run lifted Elon to a 35-28 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.
Shane Simpson accounted for three scores that included a 4-yard touchdown run with 1:27 left to push Towson past The Citadel 28-21 on Saturday in a season opener.
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Clemson QB Kelly Bryant had connected on just 1 of his last 23 throws of 15 yards or more downfield, but on a third-and-20, he hit Deon Cain 50 yards downfield for a 53-yard TD pass. Clemson up 7-0.
FPI: Tigers heavily favored vs. Bulldogs
Clemson has won 16 straight games in this series and is a perfect 9-0 against FCS teams since Dabo Swinney took over in October of 2008. The Tigers haven't lost to the Bulldogs since Herbert Hoover was in the White House in 1931.
CB Dee Delaney, who was an FCS All-American at The Citadel, will transfer to Miami and fill an area of need for the Hurricanes.
North Dakota State, the No. 1 seed in the FCS Playoffs, will begin its quest for a sixth straight national championship next week. The first round kicks off this weekend.