Bulldogs Fall At Home To Campbell

Bulldogs Fall At Home To Campbell

INDIANAPOLIS, IND. -- Visiting Campbell rolled up 270 yards on the ground and held host Butler scoreless in the second half to post a 27-10 Pioneer Football League victory at the Butler Bowl on Saturday, Oct. 2.  The victory was Campbell’s first in three all-time meetings with the Bulldogs.

The Camels (2-3, 1-1 PFL) took a first quarter lead on a two-yard touchdown run by Rashaun Brown late in the first quarter and then answered a 35-yard field goal by Butler’s David Lang in the second quarter with a nine-yard Daniel Polk to Mike Stryffeler touchdown pass.

Butler (2-3, 0-2 PFL) scored its lone touchdown on a 19-yard run by senior quarterback Matt Kobli right before halftime.  That score capped a 10-play, 60-yard drive and cut Campbell’s halftime lead to 13-10.  It was also the last time the Bulldogs would find the end zone.

“We did not to what we set out to do today,” said Butler head coach Jeff Voris after the game.  “Offensively and defensively, we didn’t get our objectives accomplished.”

“We’re making mistakes right now, but they’re correctable.”

Campbell scored a third touchdown in the third period on a one-yard run by Carl Smith and then took advantage of a Butler fumble in the final period to mount a short, 22-yard drive that led to a three-yard touchdown run by CJ Oates.

The Camels rolled up 336 yards in total offense, while holding Butler to 247.  Brown led the visitors’ ground attack with 91 yards on 20 carries, while Smith added 78 on 15 attempts.  Quarterback Andrew Huck was Butler’s leading ground-gainer with 69 yards on 13 carries.

Jordan Ridley led Butler’s defense with 15 tackles, his fourth straight game with 10 or more stops.

The loss snapped Butler’s eight-game home field winning streak.  It also handed the Bulldogs’ back-to-back setbacks for the first time since 2008.

Butler will continue PFL play with a road contest at Davidson on Saturday, Oct. 9.