Sunday, September 7, 2014

Campbell Falls to Appalachian State

Story Courtesy of Campbell Sports Information
Photo: #11 DeShawn Jones – by Will Bratton
BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State scored on its first seven possessions and defeated visiting Campbell 66-0 in its FBS home debut Saturday night at Kidd Brewer Stadium.
Appalachian State moves to 1-1 on the season while Campbell dips to 0-2.
ASU, a first year FBS and Sun Belt member, marked Campbell's second FBS opponent all-time, after taking on Old Dominion last season in Norfolk, Va. The Camels are the only Pioneer Football League team has played an FBS opponent since former member Austin Peay fell 41-3 at Troy on Oct. 5, 2002. That game is the only time a PFL member has played an FBS foe since 2000.
Campbell was shut out for the first time since Oct. 13, 2012 at San Diego, breaking an 18-game streak.
The Mountaineers totaled 538 yards of total offense on the day, while Campbell posted 95.
Marcus Cox paced ASU on the night with 114 yards and two touchdowns rushing, while Rickey Ferguson added two more scores on the ground with 48 yards.
Kameron Bryant completed 10 of his 17 passing attempts for 149 yards with two touchdowns and an interception. Simms McElfresh led all receivers with five catches for 81 yards and two touchdowns.
Rashaad Townes recorded seven tackles with two for loss for the Mountaineers.
Austin Fleming hauled in four passes for 20 yards, while Keith Goss rushed for 20 yards for the Camels. Dakota Wolf completed 7-of-14 passes with two interceptions in the loss.
Luke Hill and Andrew Yost each gathered 10 tackles for visiting Campbell. Ugonna Awuruonye picked up five stops, including 1.5 for loss.
Campbell held App. State to a field goal on the Mountaineers’ first drive, limiting the possession to a Zach Matics 31 yard field goal.
After a CU punt, Appalachian State drove 79 yards on 10 plays, ending with a 12 yard touchdown pass from Kameron Bryant to Simms McElfresh. The touchdown was the first of six-straight for the Mountaineers in the half.
Appalachian State outgained Campbell 301 to 58 yards in the first half, carrying a 45-0 lead into halftime.
Just before kicking off the second half, severe weather delayed the game. The official time on the delay was 52 minutes.
Isaac Scott’s third quarter interception highlighted Campbell’s defensive attack in the second half, jumping in front of Kameron Bryant’s pass.
The Camels will head to Charleston Southern next Thursday, Sept. 11. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m. at Buccaneer Field. Campbell returns home on Sept. 27, beginning PFL play with Valparaiso.
The game’s attendance of 25,861 marks the largest crowd to ever witness a Campbell football game.
Campbell made its ESPN3 debut Saturday night. The Camels restarted their football program in 2008 after a 55 year hiatus.