BUIES CREEK, N.C. – A step up in competition proved disastrous Saturday for Presbyterian as former Big South rival Campbell dominated the Blue Hose 72-0 Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.
After rolling over a pair of non-NCAA Division I opponents averaging more than 70 points per contest to begin the head coach Kevin Kelley era at PC, Campbell turned the tables on the Blue Hose.
The Camels intercepted PC quarterbacks seven times with starter Ren Hefley throwing six of them and Tyler Huff the other. Hefley completed 20 of 39 passes for 145 yards and was sacked six times.
The Blue Hose had just 220 yards of total offense, while the Camels rolled up 580 yards in a completer reversal of fortunes from PC’s 2-0 start against NAIA opponent St. Andrews and Fort Lauderdale of the National Christian Collegiate Athletic Association.
Running back Michael Jamerson led Campbell (1-2) with 101 yards rushing on 22 carries with two first-quarter touchdowns. Campbell starting quarterback Wiley Hartley connected on 22 of 30 passes for 342 yards in his first collegiate appearance. Hartley threw six touchdown passes to six different Camel receivers.
PC (2-1) begins its Pioneer Football League schedule this Saturday on the road at Dayton.