Camels host Morehead St. for pink-out

Oct. 05, 2013 @ 04:59 AM

Campbell will host Morehead State at 1 p.m. today at Barker-Lane Stadium in the Pioneer Football League home opener for the Camels.

It's "Camels for a Cure" Day to support breast cancer awareness. All fans are encouraged to wear pink.

Campbell Athletics will be hosting a silent auction featuring limited edition "Camels for a Cure" hats and pink mini footballs signed by Camel head coach Mike Minter. Bidding will begin when gates open at 11:30 a.m. and conclude at 1:30 p.m. Fans will also have a chance to spin the "Camels for a Cure" prize wheel for $2 per try.

All proceeds will benefit the Harnett Health Foundation. To donate, please visit myharnetthealth.org/gocamels to donate through Campbell Athletics.

The Camels are 1-3 overall and 0-1 in PFL play after dropping a 49-42 shootout at Valparaiso last weekend in the conference opener for both teams.

The Camels' 591 yards of total offense at Valpo are the second most all-time in a game in CU's modern era of football, behind this season's 659 in a 56-21 win over Virginia-Wise. The Camels rushed for 298 yards and passed for 293, scoring three times on the ground and twice through the air.

Kurt Odom, a senior running back, led the way with 91 yards and two touchdowns on 15 carries, while senior quarterback Brian Hudson added 89 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Hudson had 256 yards passing on 21-of-33 attempts and another score.

Ben Bolling and Chad McMichael both grabbed touchdown passes in the loss, posting 88 and 59 yards, respectively. Jordan Hildreth caught four passes for 68 yards, also throwing a 37-yard touchdown pass.

Marcus Maynard, Matt Farris and Andrew Yost each posted nine tackles for the Camels, while Aaron Nichols tacked on six and an interception. Lucas Smith tallied Campbell's only sack of the game, one of his four stops.

Morehead State (1-4, 1-1) picked up its first victory, a 45-14 win over Davidson on Saturday.

Campbell is 2-3 all-time against Morehead State, including 2-0 at Barker-Lane Stadium with wins in 2009 and 2011. Last season, the Eagles took a 70-28 win in Morehead, Ky.