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October 21, 2013
MORE THAN A GAME
76 - issue 4
Trading guns for pencils American universities find significant increase in use of G.I. Bill By Sierra Fox Staff Writer
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CU’s College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences students pose together during the festivities of last year’s homecoming.
Community makes way for homecoming activities
By Caroline Belmore Staff Writer
Excitement fills the air as Oct. 21 marks the start of Homecoming Week at Campbell. While student participate in the activities throughout the week, administration hopes students realize homecoming represents more than simply who wins Harvest King and going to a football game. According to Campbell University’s President Dr. Jerry Wallace homecoming represents numerous components. “It’s the Universities celebration of the past, present, and future,” Wallace said. “We remember past events
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Annually, students, alumni, faculty, and community members gather together to celebrate Homecoming together. as alumni return, we display what is currently going on at Campbell today, and we bring
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siblings and children so that they can experience Campbell University and hopefully
look forward to being a future Campbell student.” The president said he feels warmed by alumni returning to campus to appreciate its new additions. CU’s Campbell Activities Board (CAB) hosts most homecoming events throughout the week to accommodate the interests of students, staff, and alumni. CAB’s theme for their year’s homecoming festivities is superheroes. CAB Vice President Alexandra Dolsman said, “We generally try to incorporate an event with a special performer we have found appropriate and appealing to not only the theme of the week, but also See HOMECOMING page 6
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Colleges all across America, including Campbell, witness an increased use of the G.I. Bill. The G.I. Bill provides a benefits such as, low-cost mortgages, tuition and living expenses to attend college, high school or vocational education as well as low-interest loans Quinn to start a business to veterans. According to an article by George Altman of The Navy Times, nearly Crawford 500,000 individuals used the GI Bill last year, representing about a thirteen percent increase from the previous year. Campbell’s Alternate Certifying Official for Veteran’s Affairs LLoyd DeRamus shows optimism toward the increased use of the bill. “In regards to the increase use of the G.I. Bill, I am glad to see it,” DeRamus said. “You know that our country sup-
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INDEX In the Creek........................ 2 Opinion................................ 3 Campus............................... 5 Entertainment.................... 7 Sports................................. 8
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IN THE CREEK College Democrats, Republicans face off
Local restaurants Five Questions with receive high marks The Watermelon Queen By Catherine Ardoin
Campbell College Democrats and Republicans Second Annual debate to heat up Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. in Turner Auditorium. Each party will address issues at both the state and national levels, and wrap up with questions from either the audience or Twitter. Students who wish to ask questions to the party are asked to direct them to the Twitter feed #CUPOLDEBATE. Senior communication studies and theatre double major Emily Tadlock will moderate the debate, keeping parties within allotted time frames. Attendees will receive free T-Shirts as well as opportunities to achieve extra credit for specific classes. Tadlock encourages students to ask their professors whether the debate may count as extra credit. For more information go to https://www.facebook.com/ events/352061261597002/
Camels take the challenge Campbell’s Exercise Science Club is pushing students, faculty, and staff to take the Camel Challenge. The challenge, commencing on Oct. 24, encourages students to exercise for thirty days. Visit the Camel Challenge 2013 page on Facebook to post daily workouts, motivational tips, and more! Contact Cora Scruggs (firstname.lastname@example.org. edu) for more details.
Everember to take stage Local band, Everember, will perform on Oct. 23 in Turner Auditorium for the band’s EP release. The band has opened for Thousand Foot Krutch, Building 429, Royal Tailor, RED, and others. The concert is free and open to all patrons. Doors open at 7:45 p.m. and concert is to begin at 8 p.m. The band will have shirts and merchandise, as well as their new EP, for sale.
While students enjoy eating off campus, numerous students do not examine restaurant health codes or check the quality of food. Big changes occur in North Carolina’s Food Service Business Code as a result of state legislation. Though the codes were passed in 2009, it took three years for businesses to implement many of the changes. The FDA revises the rules every four years as research sheds more light on how to properly and safely handle, cook, and store food. The biggest changes that resulted in the adoption of the 2009 FDA Food Code include date marking, employee health policy and personal hygiene, holding and reheating temperatures, consumer advisory, and the handling of food barehanded. Marsha and Johnny Sheakley, owners of Campus Grill, appreciate some of the changes in policy and view them as improvements. “The new thing is to put a sticker on food that is thawing,” said Mrs. Sheakley. As of Dec. 5, 2012, Campus Grill’s latest health score is 95.5, an increase from August 16, 2012 (95). These stickers require the name of the item, the date and time when the food will be prepared, the date and time the food should be used by, and who pulled it out. Inspectors determine a food establishment’s grade based on fifty-four principles. Twentyseven principles regard risks of illness from food and twentyseven are based on good retail procedures. Gale Greene, program specialist of the Food, Lodging,
and Institution Section of Harnett County’s Environmental Health, inspects local restaurants based on food handling, storage and cooking temperatures, and general cleanliness of the environment. According to Greene, all establishments are assigned a risk category. The assignment of a category, ranging from one to four, is determined by menu, food handling procedures, food quality, and price. The risk number represents the number of times an inspector will visit an establishment throughout a year. Institutions with more expensive the merchandise, are deemed greater “risk.” Senior supervisor Wesley Blue said the Chik-Fil-A Express on campus typically receives inspection a couple times a year. However, a regional manager comes monthly to check food quality, employee’s time management, and branch permits to ensure the best experience for customers. As of Nov. 11, 2012, the Chik-Fil-A Express received a health score of 95, an increase from 93. 5 on July 16, 2012. Martha Sheakley explains that, when Campus Grill first opened, inspectors visited every three months. Now, inspectors come every six months. “We’ve always had pretty good inspections,” said Mr. Sheakley, “We work really hard to keep everything up.” Many of the local restaurants have maintained an A grade, however, anyone wishing to view the exact grade a restaurant received can visit the Harnett County Health page at http://www.harnett. org/health/food-lodging-andinstitution-section.asp.
Junior communication studies major Allyson Brake is no stranger to fruit as she is the NC Watermelon Queen of 2013. When she’s not orchestrating the meetings of the Communication Studies Club, she enjoys fulfilling her duties as queen. Describe the NC Watermelon Association and your affiliation with the company. The North Carolina Watermelon Association is a group of people that have an interest in the watermelon industry in North Carolina. They range from seed companies to farmers to the retailers that actually sell the watermelon to the consumer. The ambassador for this association is the Watermelon Queen. It is the queens job to be the liaison between the industry and the consumer. What was the process for becoming Watermelon Queen? My dad has been involved with the Watermelon Association for about thirteen years as a packaging salesman, he sells the big boxes that watermelons sit in at the grocery store. I had a really good friend that was the queen two years ago and she encouraged to me participate since I am studying PR in school. It was my first pageant so I was really nervous, but it turned out pretty well. What sort of responsibilities do you have as queen? As the watermelon queen, I am the Public Relations Ambassador for the Watermelon Industry. I travel all over the state to festivals, farmers markets, and grocery stores to help educate the public about the health and economic benefits of eating watermelon. I also travel around the country to help the other state queens and national queen with their events. What is next for you as queen?
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As the NC Watermelon Queen, part of my duty is to compete for the National Title at the National Watermelon Association Convention in Feb. 2014. I will be competing against seven other queens from different states for the title. I’m really excited to compete. It’s a great opportunity. How has what you learned as a communication studies major helped you as queen? It sounds redundant, but simply learning how to be a better communicator has made a world of difference in this experience. Being able to see an organization and be able to apply what I’ve learned in class to better handle this organization and the people involved has made me a better professional and a better queen. By Emily McIntosh Entertainment Editor
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Finding God: Student looks beyond By Courtney Schultz Editor in Chief
There has to be a God. I have no question in my mind the Gracious Creator is up there watching down on us. I am Jewish, but I wouldn’t say I am devout. I believe in Jewish principles and I try my best to eat Kosher, but I’m not in synagogue every Saturday morning. I could certainly work harder in my faith. I certainly don’t thank Him enough for my great fortunes or pray to Him often. Throughout my life, I have sinned numerous times and probably not asked for forgiveness for all of them. Yet, I know my God does forgive me and is there for me. Nevertheless, I feel Him every day. Maybe not in a big way, but I know He’s watching out for me.
Throughout this semester, I have been sorting out what my future holds or what is to come. Multiple college seniors go through the same journey to self-discovery, making most of us impatient. The stress of not knowing which path to take after graduation consumed my brain and caused me to doubt my selfconcept. I doubted who I was. However, I was eventually able to find peace, with myself and my future, but I don’t believe I found reconciliation alone. For a long time, I didn’t feel I should burden God with my problems. I shouldn’t pray to Him. Everyone else has worse problems than me, so they deserve his attention. However, I believe God didn’t forget about me. He hasn’t lost hope in me. I believe God helped my
find peace in not knowing my future. He graced me with calmness in not knowing. He made me feel like I’ll be ok, I’ll figure out where I belong. I still don’t know what career path I’ll take after college, but with the grace of God, I have discovered not knowing can be exciting and fulfilling. I realize I don’t need to have an answer right now. God has taught me there is more to life than just a career because I am never alone in my choices and decisions. He helps me realize a career is not what is important: relationships are important. The connections I make throughout my life are what is going to define and shape me, not a job title. When I am old in a retirement home, do I want to remember all the accomplishments I made throughout my
life or do I want to be sitting beside my best friend, laughing together? I’d take the latter. God is just as much of a companion as a person’s best friend, if not more. He will never leave you or forsake you, but more importantly, He teaches us how we are strong within ourselves. He shows us that He has already given us what we need to be strong as well as find what we need to stay strong through the relationships we keep with others. I have realized that just as God does not abandon me, I cannot relinquish the people who I depend on and who rely on me. The greatest achievement of any human being is to love God, yourself, and others. To be strong in yourself is to be strong in others.
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Greek Life battles stereotype By Collins Lopez Staff Writer
With the implementation of Greek Life at CU, the Campbell administration has taken efforts to combat the stereotype of alcohol in fraternities and sororities. Campbell’s dry campus policy bars any consumption or possession of alcohol. Graduate Assistant of Greek Life Cody Oxendine believes alcohol is not a major component to Greek Life. “It doesn’t matter whether a campus is dry or not,” Oxendine said. “Greek Life isn’t dependent upon the alcohol status of a campus.” Oxendine said most Greeklettered associations don’t involve alcohol, but value scholarship, service and philanthropy. He said the concern over the status of a campus is not factored into many fraternities and sororities’ main concerns and goals. “Many of the organizations were brought here to help also with the social aspect of college,” Oxendine said, “that it helps one to get out and meet new people: something that does not require alcohol.” Director of Student Activities Chris O’Connor said he feels alcohol causes an adverse connotation to Greek Life. “I don’t believe that [Campbell’s dry policy] will have a negative impact upon Greek Life here at CU,” O’Connor said. “Many people have negative stereotypes of what Greek Life is, that [Greek Life] is just all about parties, when that is not what it’s about.”
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According to a survey by The A Game Alcohol Education Program, eighty-six percent of males and seventy-six of females answered “drinking is the center of social life” in college. Campbell’s Greek Life Office is working to ensure alcohol is not associated with Campbell’s fraternities and sororities. O’Connor characterizes fraternities and sororities as brotherhoods and sisterhoods. He believes the service and leadership opportunities generated interest for Greek Life, not the expectation of alcoholoriented activities. Matthew Janus, a sophomore homeland security major, is a recent pledge to Kappa Sigma. He feels Greek Life is centered on building community, not partying. “Greek Life embodies the whole person and provides him or her a place to become great.,” Janus said. “Brotherhoods or sisterhoods all are joined together for one cause,
to lift each other up, to encourage one another to be great followers and leaders of this world by giving back to a world that is losing hope.” Janus said he believes the presence of alcohol would hinder the community-building process. The Greek Life Office and Student Life Office will continue to work with the newly formed sororities and fraternities. Both offices will guide Greek Life leadership to form service-oriented, safe associations.
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6 October 21, 2013 • The Campbell Times the crowning of the Harvest King and Queen will take place continued from page 1 during the halftime of Saturday’s football game. the interests of the student Campbell University body.” alumnus and previous Harvest Dolsman said CAB also Court member Kelly McGovtries to include both artistic ern recalls positive memories and physical events in an atof homecoming. tempt to have activities suitable “Homecoming is a time to for varied interests. gather with past and future On Saturday’s Game Day, alumni, family, and friends the IOC committee hosts an and to see the great new things annual parade to showcase the Campbell University has clubs and organizations around done,” McGovern said. campus as well as Campbell’s Dolsman also recognizes annual Harvest Court. the importance of uniting the Dr. Wallace considers the Campbell community, both parade one of his favorite past and present. homecoming events. “Homecoming is an event “[The parade] is filled with that brings alumni, faculty, staff happy and entertaining stuand parents to our campus to dents,” Wallace said. celebrate the many memories The Harvest Court is com- stitched into every brick here posed of two couples from the on campus,” Dolsman said. freshman, sophomore, and “Students bring their Campbell junior classes as well as four pride to the stands and support couples from the senior class. what we stand for as a growing The presentation of the university.” Harvest Court members and
MONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY
8 p.m. Solo Circus // Turner Auditorium Audiences will enjoy a comedic, audience interactive, and technical skills variety show, featuring the magic, juggling, and stunts of seasoned performer Michael DuBois. With over eight years of experience, DuBois has performed on NBC’s “Tonight Show,” The Jay Leno Show, and the Late Show with David Letterman. He has also been featured in several magazines, including Campus Activities Magazine and Young Money. The performer has showcased his talents at over five hundred colleges and universities as well as multiple major cruise lines worldwide.
7 p.m. Become a Super Hero…or Villain // Rumley Center Students will create their own super hero/villain costume. CAB will provide materials to make a mask and cape. Participants can fuel their creativity with cotton candy.
Volleyball vs. South Carolina State // Gore Arena Come cheer on your Lady Camels as they take on the Bulldogs!
Men’s Soccer vs. Longwood // Eakes Athletic Complex Before heading to the bonfire, support your Fighting Camels as they compete against another competitor from the Big South Conference.
Homecoming Bonfire // Saylor Park While warming up by the fire, students can enjoy food, games, and participate in a s’mores eating contest. T-shirts will be distributed.
Battle of Good v. Evil // Carter Gym Clothed in capes and masks, students will participate in a foam paint ball tournament between the heroes and villains. Patrons are welcome to participate or watch the action as it unfolds.
Fall Musical: “Big River” // Ellis Theatre Tickets for children, Campbell students, and seniors are $3, while general admission is $7. For tickets, contact the Fine Arts Ticket Office: 910-893-1509.
Volleyball vs. High Point // Gore Arena Cheer on your Lady Camels as they compete against a Big South Conference team.
9 p.m. Movie Night: “Man of Steel” // Turner Auditorium
Men’s Soccer Alumni Game // Eakes Athletic Complex Support returning men’s soccer players as the take the field for another time. Contact Billy Englishby for more information: 910-814-4321 or email@example.com.
BBQ Luncheon // Marshbanks Dining Hall Enjoy some barbecue to fuel up for the day’s homecoming events.
Crawford said he is grateful for the G.I Bill and thinks it’s a continued from page 1 blessing. “In the long run, it is better ports education in general and for the nation because you higher education in particular have more educated and expebecause of the rise in life style rienced personnel,” Crawford of educated people. Just think, said. “You hear on the radio people who are educated can all the time that veterans, make better decisions about although it kind of stunk when their life, can understand more we were in, we are ingrained about what is going on and can how to do things and have a get the skills for necessary for great work ethic.” very special vocations such as An increase in veteran stuengineering, medicine or the dents in the Campbell student law.” body creates an increasingly DeRamus says that even diverse student population, though he has seen a number one in which veterans must of veterans not make use of this assimilate after returning from benefit, he knows that most their duty. recognize the advantage of DeRamus said he believes obtaining a college degree. Campbell’s religious culture Veterans and non-veterans provides a safe haven for vetalike, realizing the increased erans. expectation for employees in “Here at Campbell we have the realm of critical thinking, the opportunity to share out recognize the value of the col- Christian beliefs with some lege degree for just this reason. students who may not have “There are men and women been raised in a Christian walking around this campus environment,” DeRamus said. who have learned to value life “It will also open doors for so much more than the typical students who have life altering person you will meet,” DeRaquestions about God and their mus said. relationship with Him.” Communication studies Numerous universities major Dennis Quinn uses the around are expected to continG.I. Bill to help with his educa- ue to see an increase in the use tion at Campbell. of the GI Bill in years to come. “After I retired from the Army, I had no intentions of going to school. I had a great paying job coming out of the Army and I figured I didn’t need a degree,” Quinn said. “Enrolling at CU is one of the best decisions of my life and it would not have been possible without the aid of the G.I. Bill. I think it’s great that more veterans are taking advantage of a benefit they worked hard for.” To accommodate the needs of veterans, senior criminal justice major Frankie Crawford created the Veteran’s Club on campus.
1 p.m. Men’s Soccer vs. Garner-Webb // Eakes Athletic Complex Cheer on some more Fighting Camels before the homecoming football game.
2 p.m. Homecoming Parade // Across Campus The parade will travel from the Fine Arts parking lot to the Convocation Center. The Reviewing Stand will be located across from the Admissions Office.
Free Camel Rides // Beside the Football Field House Mike, Mike, Mike! Students, adults, and children alike may enjoy a ride on a beast, which represents Campbell.
4 p.m. Football vs. Mercer // Barker-Lane Stadium Before the game, the university will recognize distinguished alumni and alumni will lead the team out of the gate. Halftime will feature the Harvest Court as well as KissThe-Camel.
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‘Big River’ opens with applause
Camels spotted in latest fall fashions
While students were cramming for midterms, crisp air set in and the leaves commenced their transformation. With the new weather, some Camels have been inspired by the latest fall fashions.
Year: Freshman Major: Biology Wearing: An Old Navy tank top, cardigan from Forever 21, leggings and boots from Rack Room Shoes. Fashion Inspiration: Lauren Conrad and Jennifer Aniston.
Year: Junior Major: Elementary Education Wearing: American Eagle t-shirt, boots from Belk, Charming Charlie’s earrings, leggings, and a BCBG bracelet. Fashion Inspiration: “I like girly stuff but I also like to put an edgy side on it.” She also looks on Pinterest for fashion ideas.
Year: Freshman Major: Undecided Wearing: A denim shirt from H & M, a Charlotte Russe floral scarf, Forever 21 earrings, and Black boots from Belk.
By Austin Thomas Staff Writer
On Friday evening, Campbell University’s Theatre Department premiered an adaptation of Roger Miller and William Hauptman’s Broadway musical Big River. The play is based off of Mark Twain’s novel, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. “I enjoyed the show because the story was entertaining and the actors were incredibly talented,” senior Mallory Jones said, who attended opening night. Big River is described as a musical adaptation of Twain’s original novel. With a runtime of roughly two hours, the play is composed of twenty songs. “I think it went very well. The hard work paid off, it went off just how we planned,” actor and Campbell freshman Tyler Burton said. The ensemble was composed of roughly twenty-five actors and fifteen crew members.
Participants of the play included community members as well as Campbell students. “I’ve done theatre in the past and I’ve wanted to do it here at Campbell. This semester I said ‘hey, I’m going to try out for this,’” junior Jonathan Walton said, who comprised the role of Huck Finn. “I have enjoyed the experience of becoming my character. There have been times I’ve loved my character and there have been times that I’ve hated my character, but it’s been worth it.” The cast and crew members said they have come together as a community. “It was great working with the cast. I love these people,” Campbell senior and stagehand Lori Strickland said. With a nearly sold-out show on Friday evening, patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets early from the Fine Art’s ticket booth. The curtain will rise again on Oct. 24 and 25 at 7 p.m. as well as at 2 p.m. on Oct. 27.
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Player highlight: Ravnjak talks women’s golf
Presbyterian aces Lady Camels By Matthew Sokol Staff Writer
The Fighting Camels Women’s Volleyball Team suffers a tough loss at home against Presbyterian College. “We need to be more consistent when playing at home,” Head Coach Greg Goral said. “There were many unforced errors making it difficult to back into the game. In set four, we let Presbyterian gain momentum and obtain control of the rhythm of the game making it hard to come back battling uphill in set five. Every game we play is evenly matched including this one,” said the coach. Presbyterian started the match strong with a 22-25 victory in the first set.
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Sophomore Tahnia Ravnjak was of the top six finishers in the Big South Conference Preview on Oct. 5.
By LynJosha Russell Sports Editor
Australian native Tahnia Ravnjak has given Campbell’s Women’s Golf team a reason to be “Campbell proud.” The sophomore has been strong strides so far in the fall season. “The season has started off great,” Ravnjak said. “We’ve started off strong and our goal is to keep up the work.” During the Golfweek Program Challenge, she was named Champion with a 3 round total of 2 under par – 76-69-66. Ravnjak was also named Big South Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 11. Also proud of her accomplishments is head golf Coach Crooks. “Tahnia is an excellent and outstanding athlete. She takes her athleticism and incorporates it in her golfing,” Crooks said. “She understands the mental part of golf and does the best she can. Most importantly she doesn’t worry about much as she golfs.” As the Fighting Camels
go forward in the season, the entire team has been working hard. During their practices they do different drills that focus around specific skill sets. Ravnjak said, “Having our focus like this has played a major part in our success so far.” Ravnjak and the rest of the team are really looking forward to the home tournament to be held on Oct 21. “It was such a great atmosphere last year and it will be a good challenged.” Ravnjak said. Along with the home matches, they are looking forward to the Conference matches. “It’s that time of year when all of our preparation will be put to the test and we get to compete for the Conference Championship. There are a lot of good teams we will get to compete against and the feeling of stepping onto the first tee is a real thrill.” Ravnjak said. Women’s Golf will host the Fighting Camel Fall Classic on Monday and Tuesday.
However, the Camels attempted to come back with a triumph in the second set, 25-15. The team forced a tie before the break. After the break, the Camels continued to demonstrate success with a third-set win, 25-23. Senior blocker Lindsey Coats showed her power with twelve kills throughout the match, but the Lady Camels did not carry the momentum into the fourth set. “When we play at home, we play very aggressive,” Coats said.” We have a lot of stuff to work on, but most of our mistakes are fixable. Next time we play there will be a different outcome.” The Presbyterian offense was fierce in the fourth set
producing a 21-25 triumph for the Blue Hose. The Camels couldn’t pull the match together and lost, in the fifth set, 9-15. The Lady Camels acknowledge there is work to do. “Our communication needs to pick up,” sophomore outside hitter Katelyn Layden said. “We had some crazy plays which could have been avoided if we would have calmed down and communicated. Our defense was great, but we just need more communication.” The team is currently 11-11 for the season, and returns to Gore Arena on Oct. 22 with a 7 p.m. contest against South Carolina State.
Camels make changes despite loss to Jacksonville By Scott Baytala Staff Writer
Campbell scored two fourth quarter touchdowns to mount a comeback against Jacksonville, but came up short in a 52-45 loss to the Dolphins Saturday at BarkerLane Stadium. “My football team is Minter starting to learn how to continue to fight no matter what the score is and no matter what situation is going on,” head coach Mike Minter said. “They are able to bounce back and that right there will make us very, very strong when we get to that point of understanding how to win.” Campbell trailed 28-24 at halftime, but changed their offensive play during the second half as CU quarterback Brian Hudson took a read-option keeper eighty yards down the field to give the Camels at 31-28 lead. Jacksonville would then go on to score twenty four unanswered third quarter points in a time of 5:39, and take a 5231 lead heading into the fourth quarter. The Camel offense was able to respond at the 13:00 minute mark of the fourth quarter with a trick play, as
wide receiver Ben Bolling hit running back Kurt Odom for a thirty-yard pass, cutting the lead to 52-38. With 2:03 to go in the game and Campbell facing a 4thdown, Hudson connected with Odom for a fifty-yard catchand-run down the right sideline to make the score 52-45. Unfortunately, Campbell was penalized on the ensuing kickoff and was unable to get the ball back as Jacksonville held on for the win. Quarterback Brian Hudson completed 14-29 passes for 227 yards and a touchdown and was stellar running the ball as he added 110 yards and three scores. “Every week, we’re coming out to play and there no signs of quit in any of us,” Hudson said. “We’re getting better and today showed that. We made some huge plays and guys are stepping up left and right, turning big plays into touchdowns.” Although Jacksonville outplayed CU, the Camels set a school modern era record for most points in a loss with forty-five. Running back Kurt Odom caught four passes for 117 yards and two scores, and also added forty yards on the ground on nine attempts. Wide Receiver Jabri Ridenhour hauled in three catches for ninety-six yards, including a seventy-yard run in the first half.
Also making a big play for the Camels was defensive back Brandon Mobley. With 8:54 to go Bolling in the second quarter, Mobley picked off JU quarterback Kade Bell and raced thirty-sixyards to the end zone for his first career touchdown, giving CU a 21-14 halftime lead. CU kicker Jarrett Ozimek also completed a thirty-sixyard field goal in the second quarter for the Camels. Linebacker Jake Barr led the Campbell defense with twelve tackles as linebacker Matt Farris added in nine stops. “It just comes to show that when you get a little bit of confidence and a little spirit inside of you and how things can make a difference,” Odom said. “Even though we’re not the best we can be and we still have a lot of room to grow, the spirit and confidence inside you brings out the heart in a player. When you bring a lot of heart into a football game, you always have a chance to win.” Campbell will be back in action on Oct. 26 when Mercer comes to Buies Creek for a 4 p.m. Homecoming Day kick-off.