Dolphins Survive at Campbell: Football Improves to 3-4


Back under center for the first time in about a month, Dolphins QB Kade Bell returned with a vengeance throwing for four touchdowns on the way to a 52-45 Jacksonville victory over PFL foe Campbell.

The Fighting Camels of Campbell (1-5) came out firing, scoring easily on the Dolphins (3-4, 2-2) defense and looking nothing like a 1-5 team.

For the Camels, their defense would prove to be their kryptonite as JU matched every Campbell score with one of their own.

Bell connected with Andrew Robustelli twice and Yeovanti Williams once for touchdowns on the way to a 28-24 halftime lead for the Dolphins.

JU opened up the second half with 24 unanswered points including another touchdown pass from Bell, this one to D’Andre Randle, pushing the lead to 52-31.

As the fourth quarter began, the Dolphins nightmarish late-game defensive woes continued. The Camels roared back into the game behind running back Kurt Odom.

Odom hauled in a 30-yard touchdown on a trick play from the Campbell offense. He then broke another short pass for a 50-yard touchdown with just two minutes to play.

Within striking distance of tying the game late, Campbell lined up to attempt the onside kick trailing 52-45. On the kick, a Camels player touched the ball before it traveled the necessary 10-yards giving the Dolphins the ball back with a chance to seal the victory.

With a minute left on the clock, the Dolphins faced a crucial third-and-two. With the game on the line, Ulysses Bryant got the call and cut off a 15-yard run to seal the Camels fate and another Dolphins victory.

Bell was 17-of-33 on the day passing for 251 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. Bell added another 34 yards on the ground for 285 total yards.

Bryant led the rushing attack, racking up 120 yards, none bigger than his 15-yard first down run late to seal the win.

Next up, the Dolphins return home to face the Davidson Wildcats (0-7, 0-4) for JU’s Homecoming game. The game is scheduled to kick off at 1 p.m. from D.B. Milne field.