CHARLESTON, S.C. – Freshman Matt Thompson threw three touchdowns and ran for another to help The Citadel defeat Chowan 56-14 on Saturday.
In their season opener, the Bulldogs scored first with a 7-yard interception return by senior defensive back Cortez Allen on the Hawks (0-2) first play from scrimmage.
Following an interception by Bulldogs linebacker Jordon Glaspie, Thompson shortly followed with a 34-yard touchdown pass to wideout Alex Carr to put the Bulldogs up 14-0.
The Citadel's lead increased to 21-0 after Demarrio Sims blocked a 21-yard field goal attempt before Demetrius Jackson recovered the football, returning it 74 yards for a score.
Jackson added a 52-yard interception return for a touchdown later in the second quarter.