Drake Downs Camels

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From CU Media Services

Drake scored on its first five drives of the second half and defeated Campbell 45-10 in college football Saturday at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Grant Kraemer threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (6-4, 5-2), who broke open 14-3 halftime edge in season finale for Campbell (6-5, 5-3), which matched school modern era records for overall and conference wins. Kraemer completed 17-of-20 passes — hitting eight different receivers in the process, and the Bulldogs took over possession of second place in the Pioneer Football League. Drake ran up 547 yards of total offense yards, scoring on three plays of 54 yards or more.

A crowd of 4,261 witnessed Campbell’s final PFL game at Barker-Lane Stadium.

Campbell will join the Big South Conference in football beginning with the 2018 season.

For the second-straight year, Campbell set season average (5,546) and total (33,276) attendance records at 5,500-seat Barker-Lane Stadium.

Campbell is seventh among all FCS schools in attendance percentage (105.5). Campbell entered the game as the PFL leader in total offense, averaging nearly 450 yards per game, but Drake held the Camels to 327 yards on the day and just one touchdown.

Darius Barnes hit career highs for rushing attempts (24) and yards (96) for the Camels. Daniel Smith completed 10-of-22 for 147 yards in the air and added 81 on the ground. Aaron Blockmon led CU with four receptions for 66 yards.

Isaiah King (90) and Jack Ryan lead the pressure as Campbell records a sack on Saturday.

Daily Record Photo/Paul Burgett

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