Mercer holds on for 38-31 win over Campbell

John Russ threw for 180 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 132

yards and another score as Mercer held on for a 38-31 win over

Campbell on Saturday.

Russ tossed a 72-yard touchdown pass to Jordan Marshall on the

first play from scrimmage and added a 15-yard touchdown run later

in the first quarter. JeTarii Donald then ran for two scores – a

43-yarder and a 7-yarder – to give Mercer (7-1, 3-1 Pioneer) a

31-10 halftime lead. Russ tossed a 23-yard touchdown pass to Robert

Brown in the third to extend the lead to 38-10.

Brian Hudson then ran for a score and threw two touchdown passes

to bring Campbell (1-7, 0-5) back, but it wasn’t enough. Hudson

finished 33 of 46 for 308 yards and three touchdown passes while

rushing for 76 yards.

Mercer has now scored at least 35 points six times this

season.