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South Florida 27, Citadel 6

TAMPA, Fla. Jordan McCloud threw for a touchdown, Noah Johnson ran for another, and South Florida beat The Citadel 27-6 on Saturday night to give Jeff Scott a win in his first game as a head coach.

Scott, who had served as Clemson's co-offensive coordinator and wide receivers coach since 2015, replaced the fired Charlie Strong in December 2019.

McCloud hit DeVontres Dukes for a 10-yard touchdown to make it 7-3 with 49 seconds left in the first quarter and USF (1-0) led the rest of the way.

Colby Kinter, who opened the scoring with a 45-yard field goal, made a 41-yarder to pull The Citadel (0-1) within a point with 11:08 left in the second quarter but Omarion Dollison recovered a botched punt for a touchdown before Johnson's 9-yard scoring run made it 20-3 at halftime.

McCloud and Johnson split time at quarterback for USF. McCloud was 11-of-16 passing for 68 yards, and Johnson completed 3 of 4 for 24 yards and had 49 yards rushing on seven carries.

Kelly Joiner added eight carries for 87 yards for the Bulls, including a 3-yard TD to cap the scoring midway through the fourth quarter.


  Citadel South Florida
First downs 16 20
  Rushing 10 13
  Passing 4 7
  Penalty 2 0
3rd Down Efficiency 8-18, 44% 5-12, 42%
4th down efficiency 2-2, 100% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 54-200 39-302
Passing Yards 84 102
Return Yards 68 30
Completions-Attempts-Int 4-18-1 18-25-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 1--4 3--15
Punts 6 4
Punts-Average 31.7 34.3
Fumbles Lost 4-2 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-63 5-50
Time of Possession 32:17 27:43
Citadel Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
B. Rainey 4 18 84 0 1
South Florida Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. McCloud 11 16 68 1 0
N. Johnson 3 4 24 0 0
K. Marsh 4 5 10 0 0
Citadel Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
B. Rainey 20 65 3.3 0
R. Webb 2 50 25.0 0
K. White 9 41 4.6 0
L. Braucht 13 35 2.7 0
C. Wallace 5 11 2.2 0
C. Harris 1 1 1.0 0
D. Hampton 4 -3 -0.8 0
South Florida Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Joiner 8 87 10.9 1
J. Ford 9 71 7.9 0
N. Johnson 7 49 7.0 1
B. Battie 3 43 14.3 0
O. Seriki 2 24 12.0 0
O. Dollison 1 19 19.0 0
D. Felix 3 11 3.7 0
B. Miller 1 4 4.0 0
J. McCloud 3 3 1.0 0
K. Marsh 1 -7 -7.0 0
Citadel Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
R. McCarthy 2 44 22.0 0
K. White 2 40 20.0 0
South Florida Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
B. Miller 3 36 12.0 0
S. Brown 1 19 19.0 0
D. Dukes 2 17 8.5 1
J. Ford 2 15 7.5 0
M. Brinkman 1 12 12.0 0
R. St. Felix 4 7 1.8 0
X. Weaver 1 6 6.0 0
S. Atkins 1 4 4.0 0
L. Williams 1 -1 -1.0 0
J. Mathis 1 -4 -4.0 0
T. Horne 1 -9 -9.0 0
Citadel Interceptions
Player Int Yards
South Florida Interceptions
Player Int Yards
M. LaPointe 1 18
Citadel Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
M. Campbell 6 190 31.7
South Florida Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
T. Schneider 4 137 34.3
Citadel Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
D. Poole 2 8 4.0
South Florida Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
K. Sails 2 0 0
O. Dollison 1 0 0
Citadel Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Adams 3 60 20.0
South Florida Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Brinkman 1 12 12.0
Citadel Missed FG
Player Length
C. Kintner 36
South Florida Missed FG
Player Length
S. Shrader 43


4th Quarter
1st&10 at Cit 39 (0:13) TEAM rush for -2 yards to the Cit41.
1st&10 at Cit 29 (0:23) Brandon Rainey pass to the left intercepted by Mekhi LaPointe Returned 18 yards.
2nd&10 at Cit 12 (0:29) Brandon Rainey pass completion to the right to Keefe White for 17 yards to the Cit29.
1st&10 at Cit 12 (0:34) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
4th&2 at Cit 12 (0:39) Katravis Marsh incomplete pass to the left.
Defensive Time Out (0:39) Citadel time out.
3rd&26 at Cit 36 (1:04) Brian Battie rush middle for 24 yards to the Cit12.
2nd&19 at Cit 29 (1:46) Katravis Marsh sacked by Dewey Greene IV for -7 yards to the Cit36.
1st&10 at Cit 20 (2:12) Katravis Marsh pass completion to the right to Terrence Horne for -9 yards to the Cit29.
4th&7 at Cit 47 (2:23) Trent Schneider punts. Dominick Poole returns 0 yards. Dominick Poole fumbles, Brock Nichols of South Florida recovers and returns 0 yards.
3rd&3 at Cit 43 (3:04) Katravis Marsh pass completion to the right to Jacob Mathis for -4 yards to the Cit47.
2nd&6 at Cit 46 (3:34) Odunayo Seriki rush middle for 3 yards to the Cit43.
1st&10 at 50 (4:01) Katravis Marsh pass completion to the right to Sean Atkins for 4 yards to the Cit46.
1st&10 at USF 29 (4:22) Odunayo Seriki rush for 21 yards to the 50.
1st&10 at USF 10 (4:43) Katravis Marsh pass completion to the left to Sincere Brown for 19 yards to the USF29.
4th&10 at USF 48 (4:52) Matt Campbell punts. No return. Ball on USF10.
3rd&13 at Cit 49 (5:38) Logan Braucht rush for 3 yards to the USF48.
2nd&13 at Cit 49 (5:44) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
1st&10 at USF 48 (6:12) Cooper Wallace rush for -3 yards to the Cit49.
4th&10 at Cit 37 (6:15) South Florida penalized 15 yards.
1st&10 at Cit 29 (6:46) Cooper Wallace rush for 8 yards to the Cit37.
Kick Return (6:55) South Florida kicks off. Jaylan Adams returns 22 yards to the Cit29.
Point AfterUSF 27-6 (6:55) Spencer Shrader PAT - GOOD.
2nd&1 at Cit 3USF 26-6 (6:58) Kelley Joiner rush right for 3 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
1st&10 at Cit 12 (7:15) Brian Battie rush middle for 9 yards to the Cit3.
1st&10 at Cit 31 (7:45) Omarion Dollison rush for 19 yards to the Cit12.
2nd&12 at USF 49 (8:22) Noah Johnson rush middle for 20 yards to the Cit31.
1st&10 at Cit 49 (9:04) Noah Johnson sacked by Marquise Blount for -2 yards to the USF49.
1st&10 at USF 41 (9:25) Brian Battie rush middle for 10 yards to the Cit49.
1st&10 at USF 14 (9:54) Kelley Joiner rush for 27 yards to the USF41.
4th&14 at USF 47 (10:02) Matt Campbell punts. KJ Sails returns 0 yards.
3rd&14 at USF 47 (10:08) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&14 at USF 47 (10:13) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the middle.
2nd&9 at USF 42 (10:42) Citadel penalized -5 yards.
1st&10 at USF 43 (11:15) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 1 yard to the USF42.
3rd&10 at Cit 33 (11:37) Raleigh Webb rush for 9 yards to the Cit42. South Florida penalized 15 yards.
2nd&10 at Cit 33 (11:41) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at Cit 33 (12:16) Logan Braucht rush middle for 0 yards.
3rd&1 at Cit 30 (12:43) Brandon Rainey rush for 3 yards to the Cit33.
2nd&9 at Cit 22 (13:16) Keefe White rush for 8 yards to the Cit30.
1st&10 at Cit 21 (13:44) Clay Harris rush middle for 1 yard to the Cit22.
4th&17 at USF 38 (13:57) Trent Schneider punts. Dominick Poole returns 2 yards to the Cit21.
3rd&11 at USF 44 (14:18) Jordan McCloud sacked by Willie Eubanks III for -6 yards to the USF38.
2nd&11 at USF 44 (15:00) Johnny Ford rush middle for 0 yards.
3rd Quarter
1st&10 at USF 45 (0:30) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Latrell Williams for -1 yard to the USF44.
4th&18 at Cit 13 (0:36) Matt Campbell punts. No return. Ball on USF45.
3rd&18 at Cit 13 (0:43) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&18 at Cit 13 (1:26) Darique Hampton rush for 0 yards.
2nd&8 at Cit 23 (2:38) Keefe White rush middle for 3 yards to the Cit26. Citadel penalized -13 yards.
2nd&3 at Cit 28 (2:38) Citadel penalized -5 yards.
1st&10 at Cit 21 (3:26) Brandon Rainey rush left for 7 yards to the Cit28.
4th&1 at Cit 19 (4:07) Keefe White rush for 2 yards to the Cit21.
3rd&1 at Cit 19 (4:40) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 0 yards.
2nd&1 at Cit 19 (4:46) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at Cit 10 (5:22) Brandon Rainey rush left for 9 yards to the Cit19.
4th&4 at Cit 43 (5:30) Trent Schneider punts. No return. Ball on Cit10.
Offensive Time Out (5:30) South Florida time out.
3rd&3 at Cit 42 (6:12) Kelley Joiner rush for -1 yard to the Cit43.
2nd&6 at Cit 45 (6:41) Noah Johnson rush middle for 3 yards to the Cit42.
1st&10 at Cit 49 (7:07) Bryce Miller rush for 4 yards to the Cit45.
3rd&6 at USF 43 (7:30) Noah Johnson pass completion to the left to Randall St. Felix for 8 yards to the Cit49.
2nd&10 at USF 39 (8:05) Johnny Ford rush for 4 yards to the USF43.
1st&10 at USF 39 (8:09) Noah Johnson incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&6 at USF 29 (8:32) Noah Johnson pass completion to Bryce Miller for 10 yards to the USF39.
1st&10 at USF 25 (9:06) Johnny Ford rush left for 4 yards to the USF29.
2nd&6 at USF 19 (9:28) Noah Johnson pass completion to the left to Xavier Weaver for 6 yards to the USF25.
1st&10 at USF 15 (9:52) Noah Johnson rush middle for 4 yards to the USF19.
4th&8 at Cit 39 (9:58) Matt Campbell punts. No return. Ball on USF15.
3rd&9 at Cit 38 (10:31) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 1 yard to the Cit39.
2nd&12 at Cit 35 (11:14) Keefe White rush for 3 yards to the Cit38.
1st&10 at Cit 37 (11:50) Brandon Rainey rush middle for -2 yards to the Cit35.
3rd&2 at Cit 34 (12:20) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 3 yards to the Cit37.
2nd&3 at Cit 33 (12:51) Logan Braucht rush middle for 1 yard to the Cit34.
1st&10 at Cit 26 (13:19) Keefe White rush for 7 yards to the Cit33.
4th&12 at Cit 26 (13:24) 43 yard field goal attempt by Spencer Shrader is NO GOOD.
3rd&11 at Cit 25 (13:59) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Randall St. Felix for -1 yard to the Cit26.
2nd&11 at Cit 25 (14:08) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at Cit 24 (14:36) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Randall St. Felix for -1 yard to the Cit25.
1st&10 at USF 35 (15:00) Kelley Joiner rush middle for 41 yards to the Cit24.
Kick Return (15:00) Citadel kicks off. No return. Ball on USF35.
2nd Quarter
3rd&16 at USF 19 (0:04) 36 yard field goal attempt by Colby Kintner is NO GOOD.
2nd&10 at USF 13 (0:11) Brandon Rainey sacked by Antonio Grier for -6 yards to the USF19. Brandon Rainey fumbles, Citadel recovers and returns 0 yards.
1st&10 at USF 13 (0:15) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
Offensive Time Out (0:15) Citadel time out.
4th&3 at USF 18 (0:20) Brandon Rainey rush left for 5 yards to the USF13.
3rd&8 at USF 23 (0:45) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 5 yards to the USF18.
Offensive Time Out (0:45) Citadel time out.
2nd&10 at USF 25 (0:53) Brandon Rainey rush left for 2 yards to the USF23.
1st&10 at USF 25 (1:00) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the right.
3rd&7 at Cit 41 (1:07) Brandon Rainey pass completion to the left to Ryan McCarthy for 34 yards to the USF25.
2nd&10 at Cit 38 (1:35) Logan Braucht rush middle for 3 yards to the Cit41.
1st&10 at Cit 38 (1:41) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the left.
2nd&12 at Cit 23 (2:05) Brandon Rainey rush for 15 yards to the Cit38.
1st&10 at Cit 25 (2:41) Logan Braucht rush for -2 yards to the Cit23.
Offensive Time Out (2:41) Citadel time out.
Kick Return (2:41) South Florida kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Cit25.
Point AfterUSF 20-6 (2:41) Spencer Shrader PAT - GOOD.
3rd&5 at Cit 9USF 19-6 (2:52) Noah Johnson rush for 9 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&6 at Cit 10 (3:27) Noah Johnson rush middle for 1 yard to the Cit9.
1st&20 at Cit 24 (3:58) Noah Johnson rush middle for 14 yards to the Cit10.
4th&9 at Cit 14 (4:17) South Florida penalized -10 yards.
2nd&7 at USF 43 (5:00) Johnny Ford rush for 43 yards to the Cit14.
1st&10 at USF 40 (5:25) Johnny Ford rush middle for 3 yards to the USF43.
4th&10 at Cit 34 (5:34) Matt Campbell punts. No return. Ball on USF25. Citadel penalized 15 yards.
3rd&8 at Cit 36 (6:05) Keefe White rush for -2 yards to the Cit34.
2nd&8 at Cit 36 (6:09) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the middle.
1st&10 at Cit 34 (6:44) Logan Braucht rush right for 2 yards to the Cit36.
Kick Return (6:52) South Florida kicks off. Jaylan Adams returns 23 yards to the Cit34.
Point After (6:52) Spencer Shrader PAT - FAILED.
4th&16 at Cit 10USF 13-6 (7:03) Matt Campbell punts. Omarion Dollison returns 0 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
4th&11 at Cit 15 (7:03) Citadel penalized -5 yards.
3rd&11 at Cit 15 (7:08) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the middle.
2nd&8 at Cit 18 (7:46) Darique Hampton rush for -3 yards to the Cit15.
1st&10 at Cit 16 (8:23) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 2 yards to the Cit18.
4th&4 at Cit 44 (8:31) Trent Schneider punts. No return. Ball on Cit16.
3rd&4 at Cit 44 (8:38) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&10 at 50 (9:14) Johnny Ford rush for 6 yards to the Cit44.
1st&10 at 50 (9:25) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass to the right.
2nd&2 at USF 46 (9:51) Darrian Felix rush middle for 4 yards to the 50.
1st&10 at USF 38 (10:20) Darrian Felix rush left for 8 yards to the USF46.
2nd&11 at USF 24 (10:36) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Bryce Miller for 14 yards to the USF38.
1st&10 at USF 25 (11:08) Darrian Felix rush for -1 yard to the USF24.
Kick Return (11:08) Citadel kicks off. No return. Ball on USF25.
4th&13 at USF 24USF 7-6 (11:19) Colby Kintner 41 yard FIELD GOAL.
3rd&15 at USF 26 (12:00) Logan Braucht rush middle for 2 yards to the USF24.
2nd&20 at USF 31 (12:50) Logan Braucht rush middle for 5 yards to the USF26.
1st&10 at USF 21 (12:57) Logan Braucht rush right for 5 yards to the USF16. Citadel penalized -15 yards.
3rd&8 at USF 31 (13:22) Brandon Rainey pass completion to the right to Ryan McCarthy for 10 yards to the USF21.
2nd&6 at USF 29 (13:56) Cooper Wallace rush for -2 yards to the USF31.
1st&10 at USF 33 (14:28) Logan Braucht rush middle for 4 yards to the USF29.
3rd&6 at Cit 26 (15:00) Raleigh Webb rush for 41 yards to the USF33.
1st Quarter
2nd&6 at Cit 26 (0:13) Brandon Rainey rush right for 0 yards.
1st&10 at Cit 22 (0:44) Logan Braucht rush middle for 4 yards to the Cit26.
Kick Return (0:49) South Florida kicks off. Jaylan Adams returns 15 yards to the Cit22.
Point AfterUSF 7-3 (0:49) Spencer Shrader PAT - GOOD.
1st&10 at Cit 10USF 6-3 (0:56) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to DeVontres Dukes for 10 yards for a TOUCHDOWN.
2nd&6 at Cit 22 (3:24) Johnny Ford rush middle for 12 yards to the Cit10.
1st&10 at Cit 26 (3:24) Johnny Ford rush middle for 4 yards to the Cit22.
3rd&2 at Cit 38 (3:24) Jordan McCloud pass completion to Mitchell Brinkman for 12 yards to the Cit26.
2nd&5 at Cit 41 (3:24) Kelley Joiner rush for 3 yards to the Cit38.
1st&10 at Cit 46 (3:24) Kelley Joiner rush for 5 yards to the Cit41.
2nd&6 at USF 42 (3:31) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the middle to Bryce Miller for 12 yards to the Cit46.
1st&10 at USF 38 (4:00) Jordan McCloud pass completion to the left to Johnny Ford for 4 yards to the USF42.
Kick Return (4:07) Citadel kicks off. Mitchell Brinkman returns 12 yards to the USF38.
4th&17 at USF 28Cit 3-0 (4:13) Colby Kintner 45 yard FIELD GOAL.
4th&11 at USF 22 (7:02) Citadel penalized -6 yards.
3rd&9 at USF 20 (7:02) Keefe White rush for -3 yards to the USF23. Keefe White fumbles, Keefe White of Citadel recovers and returns 0 yards.
2nd&8 at USF 19 (7:02) Darique Hampton rush middle for -1 yard to the USF20.
1st&10 at USF 21 (7:02) Logan Braucht rush middle for 2 yards to the USF19.
3rd&4 at USF 25 (7:02) Brandon Rainey rush for 4 yards to the USF21.
2nd&4 at USF 25 (7:02) Brandon Rainey incomplete pass to the left.
1st&10 at USF 31 (7:02) Brandon Rainey rush middle for 6 yards to the USF25.
2nd&9 at Cit 46 (8:23) Brandon Rainey pass completion to Keefe White for 23 yards to the USF31.
1st&10 at Cit 45 (8:23) Darique Hampton rush middle for 1 yard to the Cit46.
1st&10 at Cit 34 (8:23) Keefe White rush for 11 yards to the Cit45.
4th&4 at Cit 34 (12:07) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass.
3rd&15 at Cit 45 (12:07) Jordan McCloud pass completion to Johnny Ford for 11 yards to the Cit34.
2nd&10 at Cit 40 (12:07) Johnny Ford rush for -5 yards to the Cit45.
1st&10 at Cit 40 (12:07) Jordan McCloud incomplete pass.
3rd&6 at Cit 47 (12:07) Jordan McCloud rush for 7 yards to the Cit40.
3rd&1 at Cit 42 (12:07) South Florida penalized -5 yards.
2nd&8 at Cit 49 (12:07) Jordan McCloud pass completion to DeVontres Dukes for 7 yards to the Cit42.
1st&10 at USF 49 (12:07) Jordan McCloud rush middle for 2 yards to the Cit49.
3rd&1 at USF 48 (12:07) Kelley Joiner rush middle for 1 yard to the USF49.
2nd&2 at USF 47 (12:07) Jordan McCloud pass completion to Randall St. Felix for 1 yard to the USF48.
1st&10 at USF 39 (12:07) Kelley Joiner rush for 8 yards to the USF47.
1st&10 at USF 45 (15:00) Logan Braucht rush for 6 yards to the USF39. Logan Braucht fumbles, Mike Hampton of South Florida recovers and returns 0 yards.
3rd&1 at USF 46 (15:00) Brandon Rainey rush for 1 yard to the USF45.
2nd&4 at USF 49 (15:00) Brandon Rainey rush for 3 yards to the USF46.
1st&10 at Cit 45 (15:00) Brandon Rainey rush for 6 yards to the USF49.
3rd&2 at Cit 33 (15:00) Keefe White rush for 12 yards to the Cit45.
2nd&6 at Cit 29 (15:00) Cooper Wallace rush for 4 yards to the Cit33.
1st&10 at Cit 25 (15:00) Cooper Wallace rush for 4 yards to the Cit29.
Kick Return (15:00) South Florida kicks off. Touchback. Ball on Cit25.

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September 12, 2020


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