QB Aaron Miller paces White past Blue in Citadel spring football game

Photo by Russ Pace J.J. Baldwin (left) and Charles Clark go for the ball during The Citadel's spring game.


Quarterback Aaron Miller passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third score to lead the White team to a 21-20 win over the Blue in The Citadel’s spring football game today at Johnson Hagood Stadium.

Miller, the backup QB to starter Ben Dupree for the Bulldogs, ran seven times for 51 yards andhit 4 of 14 passes for 76 yards, including a 51-yard bullet to running back Dalton Trevino for a TD.

Fullback Shaunn Middleton ran seven times for 73 yards to pace the White team, while Dupree ran nine times for 42 yards. Third-team QB Trey White, playing for both squads, gained 85 yards on 15 runs and hit 3 of 5 passes for 44 yards.

Dupree and Trey White led the Blue squad to a 14-0 lead. Middleton, slated to be a backup to starting fullback Robinson next season, popped a 40-yard run to set up a 1-yard TD from running back Vinny Miller.

On the Blue team’s second drive, the redshirt freshman White ran eight times for 42 yards to key a 16-play, 62-yard drive. White scored from 1 yard out for a 14-0 lead for the Blue.

The White rallied behind Miller, who scrambled for 10 yards and threw a 6-yard TD pass to Matt Thompson. Trevino set up the TD with a 26-yard run.

Linebacker Preston Durham picked off a Dupree pass that bounced off the hands of receiver Brandon Eakins, and Miller converted that into a 3-yard TD to tie the score at 14-14.

Dupree tried to go deep on the first play of the second half, and was intercepted by White team corner Brandon MCcladdie. Aaron Miller promptly turned that into a 51-yard TD pass to Trevino on a perfectly thrown seam rout for a 21-14 White lead.

The Blue cut it to 21-20 when linebacker James Riley picked up fumble by Trey White and sprinted 37 yards for a TD. Eric Goins missed the extra point.

Fullback Darien Robinson, guard Keith Carter and defensive tackle Cam Mobley sat out the game with injury.

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