DOVER, DELAWARE – Four different Camels found the end zone and Campbell closed the 2022 season with a 34-7 nonconference win over Delaware State on Saturday at Alumni Stadium.
Hajj-Malik Williams completed 13-of-24 passes for 211 yards and a TD, while eight different CU (5-6) receivers caught passes. Austin Hite made four grabs for 72 yards and a touchdown, and Chaney Fitzgerald posted four grabs for a game-high 90 yards. NaQuari Rogers, meanwhile, rushed for 47 yards and a touchdown.
Campbell limited DSU (5-6) to 166 yards of total offense, and just 74 yards passing, registering a season-best 11 tackles for loss.
C.J. Tillman tallied a career-high 16 tackles with three stops for loss, including a sack, while Gabe Holmes made eight tackles with a sack and a fumble recovery. Monchovia Gaffney also notched two sacks with a forced fumble and five tackles.
Thomas Bertrand-Hudon led DSU with 139 yards rushing on 28 carries with a touchdown, and Rahkeem Smith totaled 65 yards receiving on two catches. Brooks Parker made five tackles with 2.0 TFLs, including a sack for the Hornets.
The Camels took a 27-0 lead into the halftime break, with Caleb Dowden’s 38 yard field goal as time expired, his second make of the half.
Campbell took its opening drive nine plays for 81 yards (3:54), finding the end zone on NaQuari Rogers’ 35 yard touchdown run, spinning off a Delaware State defender.
Lamagea McDowell punched in a 5-yard TD run and Austin Hite hauled in a 27-yard score in the second quarter.
Mike Swain’s third quarter blocked punt and recovery in the end zone gave Campbell a 34-0 lead.
Bertrand-Hudon’s 5-yard touchdown with 13:59 remaining put DSU on the board and gave the game its final score.
Campbell finishes the season at 5-6 overall. The Camels finished the year with a win for the first time since 2013.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)