Citadel defense steps up late, beats Wofford 24-21 in OT
SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) Cody Clark nailed a 21-yard field goal in overtime that lifted The Citadel past Wofford 24-21 on Saturday, capping a game that featured stout defensive plays at the end of regulation and OT.
With The Citadel (7-0, 5-0 Southern Conference) trailing 21-14 late in the game, defensive back Kailik Williams charged into the backfield on a blitz and grabbed a Wofford quarterback pitch out of midair with one hand, racing 13 yards to tie the game with 5:57 to play. The Citadel then blocked a potential 49-yard game-winning field goal with 1:10 to play.
In overtime, two plays after taking the lead on Clark's field goal, the Bulldogs' Joe Crochet forced a Wofford fumble (recovered by Ben Roberts) to claim the win, making it The Citadel's best start in program history. The Bulldogs are fifth-ranked in the FCS.
Wofford (4-3, 2-2) outgained The Citadel 343-240 in total yards, but suffered four turnovers.