Sunday, September 17, 2017

Presbyterian Outlasts Campbell

CLINTON, S.C. – Presbyterian posted 21 second-quarter points and held on for a 28-16 win over visiting Campbell Saturday night at Bailey Memorial Stadium.

PC moved to 1-2 on the season, despite being outgained by the Camels 448-309 in total yards. Campbell dropped to 1-2.

PC posted 21 straight points, all in the second quarter after Campbell tallied a field goal on its opening drive. Mitchell Brown hit his second field goal of the season from 20 yards out. The Blue Hose answered with touchdowns on three consecutive possessions, starting with a 13 play, 70-yard drive, capped by a Mark Robinson 14 yard rush.

After a Campbell 3-and-out, PC extended its lead to 14-3 on Ben Cheek’s 63 yard TD pass to Torrance Marable. With 2:33 remaining in the opening stanza, Cheek’s 70-yard pass to Damien McGhee made it 21-3.

CU answered in the fourth quarter, starting on its own 43 after a PC three-and-out and driving six plays, including a seven-yard Montel Goods touchdown run.

Campbell threatened again on its next possession, moving to the 50-yard line after Daniel Smith completed a 19-yard pass to Blake Flemming. Smith’s next pass was intercepted, giving PC the ball at midfield with just over six minutes to play.

Six straight Mark Robinson rushes were capped by a one-yard touchdown run, extending the lead to 28-10.

Smith’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Bryan Bailey with 27 seconds remaining made it 28-16, but a failed two-point conversion, followed by an on-side kick recovered by the Blue Hose, sealed the PC win.

Smith paced the Camels on the night, completing 15-of-29 passes for 186 yards with a touchdown and an interception. The redshirt freshman added 102 yards rushing on 18 carries. Bailey hauled in four passes for a career-best 123 yards.

Cheek led Presbyterian with 142 passing on 5-of-12 attempts with two touchdowns. Robinson found the end zone
twice with 86 yards rushing on 13 carries.

Jack Ryan notched 12 tackles to top the CU defense, adding 2.5 stops for loss. The Camels posted seven tackles for loss in the game with two sacks, including 1.5 from Jamah Mitchell. Nick Moss gathered a team-best nine tackles for PC.

Campbell opens Pioneer Football League play next week at Stetson. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. in DeLand, Fla.

Story courtesy of Campbell Sports Information