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(STATS) -- The Citadel didnt lose a game to an FCS opponent all season, but it found itself in desperate need of a fourth-quarter comeback on numerous occasions.Perhaps no team was more convinced it had the Bulldogs beaten than Wofford.The Terriers couldnt close it out in October, but theyll get another crack at their Southern Conference rivals Saturday in Charleston with a trip to the quarterfinals on the line.The Citadel (10-1) trailed their first three opponents in the final three minutes before rallying, and though the deficit never quite got to that particularly late state October 22 in Spartanburg, Wofford (9-3) seemed to be well on its way to busting the Bulldogs perfect start. But Brandon Goodsons ill-advised option pitch was picked off by SoCon defensive player of the year Kailik Williams and returned for a 13-yard score with 5:57 left, knotting the score at 21.In overtime, another mistake proved to be one too many. After the Bulldogs Cody Clark kicked a 21-yard field goal on the opening possession, running back Will Gay fumbled at the 13, with the Terriers fourth turnover of the day closing out a Citadel victory.It was a win, but it felt a little bit like a loss on that day, Bulldogs coach Brent Thompson said. Not a high point of our 2016 season.If The Citadel felt that guilty about a victory, its easy to imagine how the other side felt.This is one that will stick in your craw for a while, coach Mike Ayers said.Not too long, evidently. Wofford closed the regular season on a four-game winning streak with a 36-28 win at Chattanooga providing its signature victory, then slipped past Charleston Southern 15-14 in the first round on Lorenzo Longs 32-yard run late in the third quarter.Our mission was that we were going to win out and maybe see (The Citadel) later on, Wofford linebacker Terrance Morris told the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. Look what happened.There will be no mysteries at Johnson Hagood Stadium on Saturday. Both teams run the triple option. Both are among the top five rushing teams in the nation, with The Citadels 358.5 yards per game at No. 1. Both have 32 touchdowns on the ground.The difference could come on the defensive side. Wofford allows just 2.7 yards per carry, 1.3 fewer than The Citadel gives up, and those differentials held true in October. The Bulldogs averaged 3.7 yards on 51 carries and the Terriers toted it 60 times for 5.0 per carry.But, oh, those turnovers.Im treating it just like any other game -- at least Im trying to, Gay said of the rematch. Im trying not to overthink it. Once we get there, I know Ill be thinking a lot about (the fumble). It will make me go even harder.If he can go at all. Gay and fellow running back Lennox McAfee left the Charleston Southern game with injuries, and while Gay came back in to return a punt -- seemingly leaving him at least questionable -- McAfee was carted off with a leg issue.Theyre hardly the only ones. Both starting inside linebackers -- Lincoln Stewart and Datavious Wilson -- were also hurt against the Buccaneers, with Stewart needing to be carried off after lying motionless after a tackle. It turned out to be nothing more than a pinched nerve, and Stewart may play this week. Hes the third Terriers linebacker to be carted off with a frightening injury this season after Michael Roach went into cardiac arrest and John Patterson suffered fractured vertebrae in his neck.The Bulldogs are healthier, though slotback Cam Jackson is questionable after missing two games with a bruised thigh, and have had a week to rest. But like a lot of teams at this time of year, theyre not exactly looking forward to facing an opponent theyve seen before.Its not something we were looking forward to, facing a SoCon opponent, Thompson said. Especially an opponent that knows you so well, and weve had some really good football games over the last few years with them.Both teams have reliable kickers, though theres no question which has the bigger leg. Woffords David Marvin hit 15 of his 19 field-goal attempts this season, going a remarkable 5 of 6 from beyond 50 yards. He did miss from 49 in the first game against The Citadel, though, a kick that could have made the difference.But it starts on the ground. Tyler Renew is the Bulldogs 1,000-yard back, and he knows a similar offensive performance to the October meeting could leave his team one-and-done this postseason.Our fundamentals were pretty poor the first time we played them, and we practiced that a lot in the last week, Renew said. 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The observation that cricket is a mad game will be one that many, both inside and outside the ranks of its followers, will instantly agree with. It demands a strange love. For a few hours during the final afternoon of the County Championship, however, the game that Middlesex and Yorkshire were engaged in threatened to be not merely mad but MAD.That is to say, had collaboration between the warring parties not been undertaken, they were heading for the cricketing version of Mutually Assured Destruction. As Middlesex batted on, unable to manoeuvre into a winning position, Yorkshire found themselves in a no more enviable situation. Had either team struck what threatened to be a decisive blow, their counterparts would likely still have been able to prevent them winning - a draw equating, in the circumstances, to complete failure, since this would have ensured the Championship title headed to the third party of Somerset.The analogy only works partially: MAD as a strategy was designed to leave both parties in perpetual stalemate - in the circumstances, a draw being as good as a win.By contrast, in the Lords scenario, a draw was the same as a loss, hence the need to step off the MAD treadmill.Which is why the two captains, James Franklin and Andrew Gale, famously negotiated in the War Room - the Pavilion toilets in their case - a specified target of 240 in 40 overs for Yorkshire.The equilibrium of the situation, with both teams locked in a deadly embrace, meant that such cooperation - and the binge of artificial run-gorging it entailed - was needed to yield a possibility of either succeeding. It was unfortunate that it had the side-effect of drastically reducing Somersets chances of the title, but that was one that neither Middlesex nor Yorkshire could reasonably have been expected to factor in, without compromising the integrity of the competition. As an arrangement, it was less contrivance, more concert. The unease of many viewers - and it should be acknowledged that it was to be found both among neutrals and partisans, cricket lovers and neophytes - can likely be ascribed to the fundamental expectation that one has when viewing sport, the unwritten contract between spectator and sportsmen: the latter are expected to exert themselves fully, to give no quarter, to expend the maximum effort in the attempt to win. Seeing joke bowling and fielding barely worthy of the term understandably stirred such discontent. It felt un-sporting, if not unsporting.When viewed in context, though, it was clear that what may have appeared preverted behaviour was a reflection of full exertion in the cause of winning, rather than the lack of interest that first glance might have suggested.Yorkshire had, of course, far from given up. Indeed, Gale could have justifiably employed General Oliver P Smiths famous pronouncement: We are not retreating - we are advancing in another direction. By Yorkshires conceding territory - runs - to Middlesex, both teams addvanced in the game, reducing the probability of what could, for once, be properly termed a losing draw.ddddddddddddThe fuse was lit and the stage set for drama. Quite appropriately, too, for how could a great cricket finale be such without a dash of controversy?Earlier in the season, on the same ground, a situation had briefly threatened to arise where both teams would have stood to gain by not continuing to play. In the final round of the Royal London One-Day Cup, Middlesex played Surrey, with neither team assured of a place in the knockouts. On a day greatly affected by weather, a win would have given either team a strong chance of qualifying; however, if Kent and Hampshire lost their games, both Middlesex and Surrey would have qualified in the event of curtailment; the former on points, the latter on net run rate. Playing to a result, however, would mean one of them would likely be eliminated. Collaboration in such a situation would have benefited both teams, but at the cost of entertaining the spectators.It is mildly diverting to wonder whether, if it were beneficial for both teams competition prospects, those in the stands would ever call for players to halt the match. It would be another temporary inversion of the normal roles of sports viewing: the supporters would be ceding ground - their right to expect their team to attempt to win - to increase the chances of advancement at a later date. Partisans on both sides might be content with such an arrangement; neutral spectators likely less so.As it turned out, Kent won, ensuring that the Middlesex and Surrey captains, Franklin and Gareth Batty, did not need to grapple with such questions, and also that their teams obligations to the public - to provide a contest for them to observe - were fulfilled. One could argue that, logically, had that situation arisen, they should have downed tools.Yet courses of action based on logical analysis of narrow premises have a nasty habit of coming back to bite the subject. The most famous occurrence was the 1979 one-over declaration by Somerset that should, in theory, have sent them through to the quarter-finals, but actually secured their expulsion from the competition. Bizarrely, they even voted for their own disqualification. Again, the main ones to suffer were those least culpable: the spectators who saw 17 deliveries in the entire match.The exact opposite proved true in the Yorkshire game. Indeed, continuing to play without taking steps to guarantee a result would have reduced the spectacle for the crowd. Cricketers are blasted when they fail to provide sufficient entertainment to the paying viewers, so it hardly seems fair to then criticise them for taking actions that guarantee greater thrills. Collaboration may be a dirty word in battle, but when it promotes competition, theres no reason to get mad. ' ' '

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