Camels release 2014 football schedule

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Six home games, including a Thursday night opener, plus a trip to Appalachian State highlight Campbell's 2014 football schedule.

Campbell's three games to open the 2014 season will all come against either FBS or FCS scholarship programs, with Charlotte heading to Conference-USA in 2015, Appalachian State to the Sun Belt in 2014 and Big South member Charleston Southern.

The Camels open the 2014 season, the second under head coach Mike Minter, with Charlotte at Barker-Lane Stadium on Thursday night, August 28. The contest will be the program's second Thursday night game after opening the 2012 season against Shorter in Buies Creek.

Campbell traveled to Charlotte to begin 2013 in the 49ers' inaugural game.

The team's first road test will come at Appalachian State on Sept. 6. The Mountaineers, winners of the 2005, 2006 and 2007 Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) national titles, will be making the transition to college football's highest level, the Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2014, becoming Campbell's second ever FBS opponent. CU also took on Old Dominion in 2013.

The Camels will then head to Charleston Southern on Sept. 13 before a bye week. 

Campbell will open Pioneer Football League play at home on Sept. 27 against Valparaiso. The game will be part of CU's annual Family Weekend.

After an Oct. 4 trip to Morehead State, the Camels will return home for four of their next five games, beginning with two-time defending PFL champion Butler on Oct. 11. Campbell also hosts Davidson on Oct. 18 for Homecoming, Stetson on Nov. 1 and nonconference foe Missouri Baptist on Nov. 8.

Marist will host Campbell on Oct. 25. Campbell closes out the regular season with trips to Jacksonville (Nov. 15) and Dayton (Nov. 22).

All game times will be announced on a later date.

The Camels went 3-9 overall in 2013, finishing the year with a 47-14 win at Davidson. Campbell set 21 team offensive records in Minter's first season, including rushing yards (2,800), passing yards (2,436), and total offense (5,236), four defensive, including sacks (27), and three on special teams.

Senior Kurt Odom was named First Team All-PFL while seven Camels took home honorable mention nods. Odom, along with Adam Lutz, Ben Bolling and Hunter Somerville were also First Team Academic All-PFL. Michael Rudisill and Lucas Smith both earned Second Team honors.

View the complete schedule here.