The Citadel Football team worked out out for two-and-a-half hours in humid conditions on Friday, wrapping up the second week of preseason practices.

"We started with a walk-through as both sides of the ball introduced new concepts," head coach Kevin Higgins said. "Typically, it is three-quarter speed with an emphasis on focusing on assignments. After our 1-on-1 drills, we did a live 1st-and-10 scrimmage. Quarterback Ben Dupree broke a run of 40 yards for a touchdown. After that the defense forced three punts."

Higgins also had praise for the effort in a pass skeleton period between the offense and defense.

"Several defensive backs made good plays on the ball," Higgins said. "We worked again on our two-minute drill. We are improving in all phases and staying healthy."

The Citadel will host Meet the Bulldogs today following a 1:15 p.m. scrimmage.

S.C. State

The Bulldogs returned to the practice field after taking a day and a half off in shorts, helmets and shoulder pads only.

"We had a pretty extensive workout," head coach Buddy Pough said. "We added a good bit of work because we wanted to get to the point where we would be acclimated for our scrimmage on (today at 9:30 a.m.)

Pough said his team put in a good bit of time on inside run drills, pass skeleton and other waist-up kind of routines. S.C. State also devoted some time to the "meat" of its kicking game -- field goals and punts.

"We went pretty hard at times," Pough said. "It was important that we get in some solid work, but at the same time, we wanted to take care of each other and avoid injuries."

Today's scrimmage, the third of the preseason for the Bulldogs, will be followed by S.C. State's annual Meet the Players Day. S.C. State players and coaches will also be presented their 2009 MEAC championship rings at the event.

, which gets underway at 11:30 a.m.