BUIES CREEK — The offense found the end zone three times in the third quarter to pull past the defense, 42-34, on Saturday in Campbell’s annual Orange and Black spring football game at Barker-Lane Stadium.
The defense started the running clock exhibition with a 34-0 cushion, and held a 34-14 lead at the halftime break before the offense erupted for its trio of third quarter scores.
Free to the public, the event welcomed spectators to take a first look at the 2023 Camels, who will be moving to the Colonial Athletic Association.
The game was the final of 15 spring practice sessions for the Camels, who began their spring practice period on March 14.
Following the 2022 season, a school record 12 Camels were named to Big South all-conference teams, while eight earned Academic All-District honors from the College Sports Communicators, another program record.
First team All-Big South performers Mike Edwards, an offensive tackle, and long snapper Jackson Hayes also earned All-America honors from multiple sources.
Campbell also set a school passing yards record (2,915) for the second straight season, on top of hauling in the top recruiting class in the FCS for the second consecutive year.
The Camels will kick off the 2023 season on Thursday, August 31, hosting 2022 league co-champion William & Mary for its first CAA contest.
(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)