WEST POINT, N.Y. (AP) — Sophomore Jemel Jones ran for a score and threw for another and Army defeated The Citadel 14-9 on Saturday for the Black Knights' sixth straight home win.
Jones finished a 14-play, 62-yard drive with a 5-yard touchdown run near the end of the third quarter for a 14-3 lead. Just before halftime, he threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Reikan Donaldson for a 7-3 Black Knights (4-1) advantage with 2:57 before halftime.
On the Bulldogs' (0-4) following drive, Brandon Rainey completed a 50-yard pass to Raleigh Webb to put the ball at Army’s 29-yard line. On the following play, however, Cedrick Cunningham Jr. intercepted Rainey at the 3-yard line to end the threat.
The Bulldogs tried to make a game of it when Jay Smith picked off Jones and returned the ball 18 yards to Army’s 2-yard line. Darique Hampton ran it in for the score, the 2-point conversion failed, and the The Citadel reduced the deficit to 14-9 with 3:21 left.
Maurice Bellan, on in relief of Jones who suffered an injury in an attempt to tackle Smith on his interception, helped Army run out the clock, converting a fourth-down on the game’s final play.