BUIES CREEK, N.C. (AP)—Kenny Mantuo scored on a 3-yard run with 13 seconds left to give Davidson a 28-27 victory over Campbell in the Pioneer League opener on Saturday.
Trailing 27-21 with 7:30 left, the Wildcats (2-1, 1-0) offense took over possession at their own 12-yard line looking for the go-ahead score.
The Wildcats went on a 14 play, 88-yard drive in 7:17 for the game-winning score.
Mantuo was a workhorse for Davidson as he had a game-high 34 carries for 181 yards to go along with the game’s final touchdown.
Campbell (1-2, 0-1) led 27-14 going into the fourth quarter, but a 3-yard touchdown pass from Davidson’s Jonathan Carkhuff to tight end Michael Blanchard early in the final frame pulled the Wildcats to within one score.
Running back Justin Williams added two touchdowns on the ground for Davidson.