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