LEXINGTON, VA - Domique Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another, Jonathan King returned a fumble 54 yards for a TD and The Citadel won its 10th straight after downing VMI 30-20 in Saturday's Military Classic of the South.
The Bulldogs (10-0, 8-0 Southern Conference), who had their first undefeated conference season, face No. 17 North Carolina next Saturday.
Trailing 17-7 at halftime, VMI (3-7, 1-6) rallied to within 23-20 after Tyain Smith's 5-yard scoring run, but The Citadel put the game out of reach in the fourth after Jonathan Dorogy's 17-yard TD run.
Allen was 6 of 14 for 133 yards passing and 113 yards rushing. He threw an 8-yard TD pass to Tyler Renew and scored on a 7-yard run.
Jake Paladino threw a 27 yard TD pass to Aaron Sanders and VMI scored on a trick play after backup quarterback Austin Coulling lateraled to tight end Ryan Swingle, who hit Coulling on a 30-yard TD pass.