CU hosts Monmouth in key Big South matchup

From Campbell University Athletics
Posted 10/15/21

Campbell (3-2, 2-0 Big South) will host Monmouth (3-3, 2-0 Big South) in a pivotal Big South matchup on Saturday.

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CU hosts Monmouth in key Big South matchup

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BUIES CREEK — Campbell (3-2, 2-0 Big South) will host Monmouth (3-3, 2-0 Big South) in a pivotal Big South matchup on Saturday.

Here’s a look at the important notes ahead the Fighting Camels’ return to Buies Creek.

Last time out

Knotted at 28 with under five minutes to play, Campbell ran in a pair of touchdowns while forcing three Gardner-Webb turnovers to seal a 42-28 victory in the inaugural North Carolina East/West Barbecue Bowl at Spangler Stadium.

Barr rushed for 97 yards with three touchdowns, both career highs, on 16 carries, while Caleb Snead hauled in 98 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches, tying his own school record for grabs in a single game. Snead, now with 22 career scores, is one TD catch shy of the CU all-time receiving touchdown catches record.

Campbell posted 478 yards of total offense, including 206 rushing yards, owning a 36:54 to 23:06 advantage in the time of possession.

Defense winning games

Campbell leads the country in turnover margin (2.40) and turnovers gained (18). The Camels also rank second in fumbles recovered (nine), fifth in sacks (3.6), fifth in interceptions.

Brevin Allen is the Camels’ most recent Big South Defensive Player of the Week winner, finishing with three tackles for loss, a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles at GWU last week.

The Camels are one of nine Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) teams with at least three defensive touchdowns.

Scouting Monmouth

The Hawks are coming off a 31-28 loss to Princeton, allowing 17 fourth-quarter points to the Tigers, with Monmouth finishing its three-game home stand 1-2.

Monmouth is led by 2021 Big South Preseason Offensive Player of the Year Juwon Farri, who has rushed for 578 yards and seven touchdowns, while Tony Muskett has thrown for 1,256 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Defensively, Anthony Budd, the Big South’s Preseason Defensive Player of the Year, owns a team-high 40 tackles with an interception and four pass breakups.

The series with Monmouth dates back to 2018 when Campbell joined the Big South for football, with the Hawks taking both meetings against the Camels.

Track the action

Single-game tickets for each of Campbell’s home dates this season at Barker-Lane Stadium are on sale online as well as in person at the CU Athletics Ticket Office and by phone at (910) 893-1459.

This weekend Campbell will celebrate Military Appreciation Day at Barker-Lane Stadium, with all active military and veterans receiving discounted tickets with valid ID.

Kickoff from Barker-Lane Stadium is set for 1 p.m., and can be viewed on ESPN 3 or listened to locally at 88.3 WUAW FM.

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