Saturday, October 4, 2014

Camels Outlast Morehead State 31-24

MOREHEAD, KY. – Dakota Wolf’s 68 yard go-ahead touchdown pass to Jared Joyner lifted Campbell over Morehead State 31-24 Saturday at Jayne Stadium.

Campbell improved to 2-3 on the season and 2-0 in PFL play with the team’s second straight win. Morehead State dips to 2-3 overall and 1-1 in conference games.

With the win in their PFL road opener, the Camels won its last three PFL road games dating back to last season. In its seventh season, Campbell is 2-0 in PFL play for the first time in school history.

After trailing 24-10 with 10:10 to go in the third quarter, Morehead State tied the game at 24-all with 5:12 remaining in the game as Brandon Bornhauser punched in a one-yard run.

On the Camels’ second play from scrimmage, Wolf found Joyner open down the right sideline in stride for the 68 yard score, going untouched to the endzone.

The ensuing kickoff bounced out of bounds, giving Morehead State a short field with 4:16 to play.

The Eagled marched down to the Campbell 10 yard line in six plays, including a 40 yard pass from Austin Gahafer to Tanner Napier on fourth down, MSU’s second fourth down conversion of the fourth quarter and third on the day.

With just 1:31 left on the clock and again facing fourth down on the CU 11, Gahafer’s pass fell incomplete, giving Campbell the ball to run out the clock for the win.

Wolf, a senior quarterback, posted 116 yards rushing with a touchdown, adding 171 through the air with a score on 8-of-12 passing. Dalton Dillon ran for 34 yards, while DeShawn Jones tacked on 18 for the Camels.

Joyner owned a team-high 81 yards receiving on three catches, including the score, while Jones added 64 yards and Ben Bolling posted 55 on a pair of grabs.

Luke Hill and Andrew Yost gathered 13 tackles apiece for the Camels. Ugonna Awuruonye posted nine stops, also combining on a sack with Isaac Scott. Jake Barr tallied seven tackles, while Yost and Aaron Nichols intercepted passes in the win.

Campbell struck first, with Mitchell Brown hitting a 39 yard field goal on the Camels’ third possession of the day. The 70 yard drive began with Andrew Yost intercepting Austin Gahafer’s pass on the CU 18 yard line after Lucas Smith tipped the ball at the line.

The interception gave the Camels multiple picks for the second consecutive game, picking off three Valparaiso passes last week in a home win.

Wolf’s five yard run made it 10-0 Camels with 9:22 to go in the second quarter.

After Morehead State drove 55 yards on nine plays to cut the game to a 10-7 score with 2:38 to play, Campbell answered with DeShawn Jones taking a David Salmon pass to the races for a 64 yard touchdown., giving CU a 17-7 lead at the half.

MSU took the opening drive of the second half deep into Campbell territory, first and goal at the seven yard line, but the Eagles were held to a 28 yard field goal to make it 17-10.

Isaiah Howard then took the kickoff 91 yards for a touchdown, breaking through on the left side to put the Camels up 24-10. The kickoff return for a touchdown was the fourth in Campbell history.

Morehead added a touchdown late in the third to make it 24-17 before Bornhauser’s game-tying TD.

Rees Macshara totaled 110 yards rushing for the Eagles, with Gahafer passing for 296 pm 26-of-42 passing with a touchdown and two interceptions. Tanner Napier led all receivers with 110 yards on seven catches.

Ryan Bennett led MSU with 10 tackles.

The Camels will come back to Buies Creek for four of their next five games, starting with Butler on Oct. 11. Campbell will also host Davidson (Oct. 18), Stetson (Nov. 1) and Missouri Baptist (Nov. 8) during the stretch, while traveling to Marist on Oct. 25.

Story Courtesy of Campbell Sports Information