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SoCon Roundup: Citadel makes a statement, tops ASU, 52-28
Citadel Appalachian S Heal
Citadel quarterback Ben Dupree, center, pitches the ball to Rickey Anderson during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Appalachian State, Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, in Boone, N.C. Citadel won 52-28. (AP Photo/The Winston-Salem Journal, Lauren Carroll) - photo by Associated Press

    BOONE, N.C. — The Citadel jumped on Appalachian State early, scoring 38 points in the first half en route to a 52-28 victory on Saturday.
    The Citadel moves to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the Southern Conference for the first time since its championship season of 1992.
    The Mountaineers (1-2) had won 17 of the past 18 games against the Bulldogs, including eight in a row.
    Appalachian State's 18-game regular-season home winning streak was snapped.
    The Bulldogs rushed for 463 yards and threw for 155 on 4-of-6 passing, rolling up 618 total yards. They held the ball for 38 minutes, 11 seconds.
    Three Bulldogs rushed for more than 100 yards, with Ben Dupree racking up 180 yards and two TDs, Darien Robinson 113 and one score and Rickey Anderson 102 and a TD. Matt Johnson caught three passes for 123 yards.

No. 11 Clemson 41, Furman 7
    CLEMSON, S.C. — Tajh Boyd threw for 310 yards and three touchdown passes, Sammy Watkins had a 58-yard touchdown run in his season debut and No. 11 Clemson won its 30th straight over Furman, 41-7, on Saturday.
    Andre Ellington added a pair of rushing touchdowns for the Tigers (3-0).
    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney joked this week the Tigers had gained more than 500 yards of offense in both victories without Watkins and his star better not mess it up.
    Clemson finished with 498 yards against Furman.
    Furman opened 0-3 for the first time since 1979.

Elon 48, W. Virginia State 14
    ELON, N.C. — Backed by four TD passes from Thomas Wilson, Elon trumped West Virginia State 48-14 Saturday.
    Wilson was 18-of-25 passing for 261 yards in the blowout, connecting with Aaron Melette on nine of those passes for 129 yards. Wilson hit Melette for a pair of TDs, both in the second quarter.
    The Phoenix (2-1) leapt to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter, but couldn't keep the shutout through the half as West Virginia State's (1-2) LeFloyd Phillip ran in from 70 yards out with 41 seconds left in the second quarter.

Samford 44, Gardner-Webb 23
    BOILING SPRINGS, N.C. — Fabian Truss ran for three touchdowns and returned a kickoff for another as Samford eased past Gardner-Webb 44-23 on Saturday to stay unbeaten on the young season, keeping the Runnin' Bulldogs winless in the process.
    Truss opened the scoring with a 3-yard run and, after Gardner-Webb's Kenny Little answered with an 11-yard rushing TD, Andy Summerlin's 14-yard connection with Riley Hawkins put Samford up 14-7 early in the second quarter.