Nationally Ranked “D”

The Campbell Fighting Camels (4-3, 2-2) continue to make tremendous strides on the defensive end of the ball this season, rising among the nation’s best in multiple FCS Division-I categories.

In the most recent statistic rankings, Campbell stands second overall in total defense, allowing a minuscule 249.9 yards per game.

Not to mention that following a program-record nine sack effort against Drake, the Fighting Camels have continued a positive trend wreaking havoc on the quarterback now ranking second overall with 4.00 sacks per game, compiling a PFL-best 28 total on the season.

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In fact Campbell’s defense has allowed just under 15 points per game, limiting opponents under that mark in each of the last three games. When teams attempt to run the football, the front seven has done an excellent job of controlling the line of scrimmage allowing 94 yards rushing per game, which ranks second best in the PFL.

When teams try to air it out in the passing game, Campbell sports the 8th-best pass efficiency defense in the country. The Fighting Camels can also win the down-and-distance battle as they hold the second-most TFL (56) in the FCS, averaging eight per game.

That top-ranked defense will be tested as the Fighting Camels face the third-best scoring offense, and most efficient passing offense in the Pioneer Football League when Morehead State (3-3, 2-1) comes to Barker-Lane Stadium on Saturday night for Homecoming.

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