2022 FCS Season Preview: The Citadel

The Citadel made a horrible season look a little better by winning their last two games. In their final game, the Bulldogs went on the road and upended Chattanooga when the Mocs were on the verge of a playoff spot. Prior to those two games The Citadel had lost five straight games, none of which were especially close.

The Bulldogs were against plagued by poor defense and not enough horsepower on offense. Having to replace their two best players on offense, including the quarterback position, will be tough for the Bulldogs. Defensively, The Citadel needs more production from the front seven if they want to be more successful. However their secondary was where they got their biggest plays. The Bulldogs pulled in 10 interceptions and their leading tackler was a defensive back. But for success, the line has to step up and make more plays.

(For a link to CSJ’s full 2022 SoCon preview, click here.)

Impact Players

RB Alex Ramsey should be a full go after four years at VMI. He should immediately slide in as the first option on offense. In 2019 Ramsey scored 22 touchdowns for VMI. 

RB Cooper Wallace should make a good backfield compliment to Ramsey and make the Bulldog offense more potent than it was last season.

DB Destin Mack had five of the 10 interceptions last season. He added 45 tackles from the back end. Mack will make opposing quarterbacks think twice before going his way.

Key Game: October 8 vs. Furman

Worst Case: The Bulldogs can get the offense on track and the defense is poor again and they finish at the bottom of the SoCon standings.

Best Case: The run game improves enough to put more points on the board and the Bulldogs finish around .500.

The Citadel 2022 Season

10 - 29
Barker-Lane Stadium

Campbell 29, The Citadel 10

17 - 20
Johnson Hagood Stadium

The Citadel 20, East Tennessee State 17

TV/Streaming: ESPN+/Nexstar
6:00 pm
Five Star Stadium

The Citadel at Mercer

TV/Streaming: ESPN3/Nextar
3:30 pm
Kidd Brewer Stadium

The Citadel at Appalachian State

TV/Streaming: ESPN+
2:00 pm
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Furman at The Citadel

1:30 pm
Gibbs Stadium

The Citadel at Wofford

2:00 pm
E.J. Whitmire Stadium

The Citadel at Western Carolina

2:00 pm
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Samford at The Citadel

2:00 pm
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Chattanooga at The Citadel

TV/Streaming: ESPN+
2:00 pm
Johnson Hagood Stadium

Virginia-Lynchburg at The Citadel

Alumni Memorial Stadium

The Citadel at VMI (Military Classic of the South)