Saturday, November 20, 2021

Campbell Falls in OT, 20-17

MOON TOWNSHIP, PA. – Nick Bisceglia’s go-ahead 25-yard field goal in overtime lifted Robert Morris over visiting Campbell 20-17 in the 2021 season finale for both teams at Joe Walton Stadium.

RMU ends its first full season in the Big South at 4-6 overall and 3-5 in league play, while Campbell dropped to 3-8 on the year and 2-5 in conference games with its sixth straight loss. 

The Camels forced overtime with a 10 play, 82 drive late in the fourth quarter, tying the game at 17-all with 4:00 to play on Dylan Earney’s 27-yard touchdown pass to Jalen Kelsey. 

Nearing midfield on the ensuing RMU possession, Josh McNeely deflected a pass into the hands of Keshawn Thompson for his second interception of the season, returning the ball to the Camels with 1:21 to play in regulation. 

Campbell inched into the red zone with a six-play drive, setting up a field goal try for the win with two seconds on the clock. Isaac Riffle, who drilled a career-long 47-yard field goal to close the first half, booted a 29 yarder through, but a facemask penalty pushed the Camels back, and the 44 yard try missed wide right, sending the game to overtime. 

Getting the ball first in overtime, RMU drove to the CU eight-yard line, but stalled, settling for Bisceglia’s eventual game-winner. 

Campbell looked to match after CJ Freeman pushed to the RMU 7, but Riffle’s 24 yard try missed wide right. 

Earney passed for 300 yards, completing 25-of-39 attempts with two touchdowns and an interception, while Dontae Crow hauled in 104 yards on seven grabs with a TD. Freeman tacked on 60 yards on the ground. 

Caleb Snead, who added another record to his 2021 season, becoming CU’s single season leader in receiving yards (1,067), passing Aaron Blockmon’s (2015-18) mark (1,038), collected seven passes for 70 yards. 

Kelsey also totaled 65 yards with a score on four catches for the Camels. 

Dorian Jones totaled nine tackles for CU, while Darion Slade made eight stops, including a tackle for loss with a fumble recovery. 

Alijah Jackson paced RMU with 132 yards rushing on 23 carries, while George Martin passed for 173 yards and a TD on 19-of-30 tries with an interception. James Westry also recorded 58 yards and a touchdown on six catches for the Colonials. 

Miles Hayes made nine tackles for RMU, while Jamar Shegog registered 2.0 stops for loss and five tackles. 

Story courtesy of Campbell Athletics