UNC rolls past Camels

by | Nov 5, 2023 | Campbell, News & Features

Chris McKay Jr. (11) runs for the Camels on Saturday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

CHAPEL HILL — Drake Maye threw four touchdown passes and Omarion Hampton rushed for two scores to lead North Carolina over Campbell, 59-7, in college football on Saturday at Kenan Stadium.

UNC rebounded from a 2-game losing streak, improving to 7-2 on the year, while Campbell dipped to 4-5 in its final nonconference outing.

After Campbell knotted the score at 7 on its second drive, with quarterback Hajj-Malik Williams connecting with Chaney Fitzgerald for a 19-yard touchdown, the Tar Heels scored 52 unanswered points, including three second quarter TDs.

Maye completed 16 of 23 passes for 244 yards while Conner Harrell went 4 for 4 for 71 yards and one touchdown for the Tar Heels. Hampton added 15 rushes for 144 yards while Devontez Walker caught two touchdowns for 41 yards. Bryson Nesbit added six receptions for 78 yards.

Cedric Gray and Power Echols led UNC with nine tackles each with Gray adding two sacks, three stops for a loss and a forced fumble. Marcus Allen had three tackles and an interception while Desmond Evans and Amare Campbell each had a sack.

Williams completed 25 of 37 passes for 185 yards with one touchdown, one interception and 85 yards on the ground to pace the Campbell offense, tossing nine completions to Ezeriah Anderson, a career-high, totaling 102 yards. Fitzgerald caught six passes for 43 yards.

C.J. Tillman led the Camels with 14 tackles with one sack while Ethan Quarshie recorded his first career sack.

The game marked Campbell’s 11th all-time matchup with a Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, and second all-time against a Power 5 foe (at Wake Forest, October 9, 2020).

Campbell returns to Barker-Lane Stadium on Saturday at 1 p.m. to host top-10 ranked (Football Championship Subdivision) Delaware before finishing the regular season at North Carolina A&T on Saturday, November 18, at 1 p.m.

(Campbell media services provided the basis for this report)

Campbell quarterback Hajj Malik-Willians is collared at North Carolina.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Taj Goode goes for a gain in the fourth quarter.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Chaney Fitzgerald gets some yards after a reception.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

Gaylord, the Campbell mascot, strikes a pose.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)

C.J. Tillman sacks UNC quarterback Drake Maye on Saturday.
(Dunn Area Sports Photo/Paul Burgett)



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