Citadel football loses top tackler, drops to No. 22 in coaches poll
The Citadel’s 28-10 loss to Chattanooga on Saturday cost the Bulldogs in the polls, and also cost them their top tackler.
Linebacker Carl Robinson, a sophomore from Irvington, Ala., injured his knee during the game and will undergo an MRI exam Tuesday, coach Kevin Higgins said today. Robinson, who has a team-high 54 tackles this season, almost certainly won’t play in this week’s game at Samford, Higgins said.
“We’re not sure if Carl hurt his ACL or if it’s just a bang and we get him back in a week or two,” Higgins said. “Obviously, we’re hoping for the best.”
With Robinson out, the Bulldogs’ defense will turn to backups Ian Thompson, Yemi Oyegunle and Doyen Harris, Higgins said.
The 3-2 Bulldogs fell to 2-1 in the Southern Conference with last week’s loss to Chattanooga, and dropped seven spots in the FCS coaches’ poll to No. 22 in the nation. The Citadel plays at Samford (4-1, 2-1) on Saturday.