Campbell wrapped up spring football practice on Saturday with a scrimmage at Barker-Lane Stadium. The Camels ran about 50 plays in each half.
Campbell finished 2018 at 6-5 overall and 1-4 in its inaugural season in the Big South Conference. The Camels secured back-to-back winning seasons for the first time in the program’s modern era (since 2008), and tied an overall program record for victories.
In addition, seven Camels were named to All-Big South teams, with freshman wide receiver Caleb Snead and redshirt junior punter Brad Dennis making the league’s first team. Snead was also named first team Freshman All-America.
The Camels led the Football Championship Subdivision in fewest passing yards allowed per game (122.5), while ranking 25th in total defense (335.4 yards per game). CU also ranked in the FCS’ top-10 in fewest sacks allowed (0.82 per game), finishing the year sixth.
Campbell returns nine offensive and defensive starters each in 2019.
The Camels open the 2019 season Aug. 31 at Troy.
CU’s first home game is Sept. 7 against Shaw. Campbell season tickets are on sale. Call (910) 893-1459 for more information.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)