Football hosts Charleston Southern for Military Appreciation Day

Matt Farris (photo by Greg Taylor)
Matt Farris (photo by Greg Taylor)

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – After picking up a win in its home debut, Campbell welcomes Charleston Southern to Barker-Lane Stadium and Ed Gore Field Saturday, Sept. 14 at 6 p.m. on Military Appreciation Day.

The contest will serve as Campbell's Military Appreciation Day. All veterans and active military will receive free admission to the game. Numerous activities for fans will be available during pregame and halftime festivities, presented by the Army and National Guard.

Guest tickets for veterans and active military can be purchased for $5.

Campbell, 1-1 overall, opened revamped Barker-Lane Stadium with a 56-21 win over UVa.-Wise and a crowd of 5,538, the largest home crowd since the program's inaugural game in 2008.

With a new 3,000-seat West grandstand and press tower in place, the Camels set school Division I era (since 2008) records for total offense (659) and rushing yards (513). The Camels also made a winner of head coach Mike Minter in his home debut and second game of his career.

Campbell quarterbacks Brian Hudson (101) and Dakota Wolf (95) combined to run for 196 yards, while DeShawn Jones added 72 and Keith Goss 74 for the Camels, who averaged 7.2 yards per ground attempt.

Taurean Lynch topped the Camel defense with eight tackles, while Brandon Stegall added six stops. CU picked off four Cavalier passes in the game, the third-most all-time with Matt Farris, Marcus Maynard, Brandon Mobley and Avonte Williams each grabbing an interception.

After two games, Campbell leads the Pioneer Football League in rushing offense (349.5) and rushing defense (123.5), also ranking second in scoring offense (31.5) and total offense (473.0).

Three Camels rank among the PFL's rushing leaders, with Hudson (5th, 65.5), Goss (6th, 65.0) and Wolf (7th, 60.5) pacing the unit. Sophomore defensive back Brandon Mobley shares the conference lead in passes defended with four on the season.

The Camels will be playing 2-0 Charleston Southern, who opened the 2013 season with a 32-29 win over crosstown rival The Citadel before downing Shorter 23-15 last weekend.

The Buccaneers average 280.5 yards of total offense per game, balancing 148.5 on the ground and 132.0 passing. Quarterback Malcolm Dixon owns 264 yards through the air with four touchdowns while adding 102 rushing and another score.

Senior linebacker Calvin Bryant paced the Buccaneer defense with 8.5 tackles per game, tacking on a forced fumble and a pass breakup.

The Camels will meet a Big South member opponent for the first time with CSU, and will take on a FCS scholarship program for the eighth time. Saturday will be the first meeting between the two schools.

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Single game tickets are still available for Campbell's remaining five home contests this season.

The Camels will have next week off. After the bye week, Campbell will open PFL play at Valparaiso on Sept. 28. CU returns home on Oct. 5, hosting Morehead State for Family Weekend.