Furman (7-3, 6-1) rolled up 544 total yards of offense and averaged 8.5 yards per play in winning its seventh consecutive game for the first time since 1999. The Bulldogs (5-5, 3-5) entered Saturday allowing just 299.4 total yards per game. It's the most yards allowed by Citadel since giving up 577 to Coastal Carolina on Nov. 28, 2015.
Meanwhile, Furman's defense held Citadel's rushing attack to 146 yards. The Bulldogs entered ranked No. 2 in the FCS in rushing with an average of 326.7 yards per game.
"What really stuck out to me was how efficient we were on offense. I don't think the first unit ever punted. The other thing is I thought we played great run defense," Furman coach Clay Hendrix said. "Our guys prepared really well and our coaches did a phenomenal job prepping. ... We practiced in the spring for them (Citadel) and we practiced in August for them.
"This win is important to a lot of Furman people and it's important to me. It gives us a chance to win a conference championship next week. That was really the most important thing."
Even though Wofford clinched the SoCon's automatic bid to the FCS playoffs with its win at VMI Saturday, Furman can still earn a share of the SoCon championship with a win next Saturday at Samford.
Saturday's dominant win likely secured Furman an at-large bid to the playoffs, especially with Western Carolina's home loss to Mercer. That likely eliminates the Catamounts from postseason consideration.