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Allen, Citadel top Gamecocks, make playoffs
Richmond Hill native Dominique Allen, pictured playing quarterback for The Citadel against Georgia Southern on Sept. 19 in Statesboro, will lead the Bulldogs into the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs on Saturday. - photo by News file photo

The Citadel, led by Richmond Hill native and quarterback Dominique Allen, had two history-making moments over the weekend.

On Saturday, the Bulldogs topped Southeastern Conference school South Carolina 23-22 in Columbia. Allen had 17 carries for 25 yards and was 2-of-3 passing for 37 yards, according to It was the first time since 1992 that The Citadel beat a Football Bowl Subdivision team, according to

The Bulldogs moved to 8-3 with the win, while the Gamecocks fell to 3-8.

Then on Sunday, The Citadel found out it had been selected for the Football Championship Subdivision playoffs. The Bulldogs will play at Coastal Carolina at 2 p.m. Saturday in Conway, South Carolina, according to The Bulldogs are rated No. 18 in the final regular-season FCS poll.

Saturday’s game will be The Citadel’s first playoff appearance since 1992 and its fourth playoff berth overall, according to the school’s website.

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