Indianapolis, Indiana – Matt Schiltz connected with Brandon Collins on a two yard fade in the corner of the endzone with 37 seconds remaining to lift Butler over Campbell 25-24 Saturday in the Pioneer Football League opener for both teams.
Schiltz guided Butler (3-1, 1-0 PFL) to a pair of fourth quarter touchdown drives, also catching an eight yard score from Guy DiBalsamo with 5:34 remaining. The first fourth quarter TD brought the Bulldogs within three at 21-18 after the two-point conversion.
Jarrett Ozimek’s 40 yard field goal gave Campbell (2-2, 0-1 PFL) a 24-18 lead with 2:29 remaining, with the Camels taking 3:07 off the clock with a seven play, 47 yard drive.
After the Butler go-ahead score, Campbell took over with 37 seconds remaining.
A Kameron Bryant 31 yard pass to Ben Bolling put the Camels into Bulldog territory, and Andre Davis picked up eight more on a grab to pull CU to the Butler 23 with 11 second to play.
An illegal block left five seconds on the clock, and Bryant’s last-second heave was intercepted in the end zone as time expired.
Shiltz completed 21-of-38 passes for 234 yards and two touchdowns, also running for 83. Rico Watson led the Bulldogs with 59 yards on five receptions.
De’Shawn Jones ran for a game-high 133 yards on 17 carries, adding a touchdown. Jones’ 72 yard TD scamper marked a career long rush, putting the Camels up 14-7 in the first quarter.
Andre Davis posted a Campbell season-high 98 yards receiving on five catches, while Bryant completed 15-of-24 attempts for 213 yards.
Bolling’s critical fourth quarter grab gave the senior 1,230 career receiving yards, tying Harrison Jordan for the most in Campbell’s modern history. Bolling also tied Jordan’s receiving touchdown’s record earlier this season with eight.
Campbell scored on its opening drive for the third consecutive game, with Bryant hitting Damon Simmons on a seven-yard touchdown pass, capping a seven play, 65 yard drive.
Butler answered with a scoring drive of its own, going 75 yards and ending with Matt Shiltz touchdown pass to Pace Temple to knot the game with 4:20 on the clock in the first.
A Jonathan Treloar 27 yard field goal made it 14-10 at the end of the first quarter.
Jake Barr led the Campbell defense with 10 tackles.
Ethan Brunhofer collected eight tackles for the Bulldogs.
Campbell returns to Barker-Lane Stadium this Saturday for a matchup against Drake. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m., highlighting CU’s Family Weekend.
Three of the Camels’ next four contests will be in Buies Creek, also facing Marist on Oct. 10 and Morehead State on Oct. 24.