ELON, N.C. (AP) — Georgia Southern outscored Elon by 24 points over the final three quarters and cruised to a 41-14 Southern Conference road win Saturday. The unbeaten Eagles (4-0, 3-0) dominated Elon (3-2, 1-1) in every way.
Georgia Southern, running its trademark option offense, rushed for 300 yards to just 54 for Elon. Robert Brown ran for 116 yards himself, more than doubling Elon’s rushing total. Elon opened the scoring after quarterback Thomas Wilson had driven the Phoenix 66 yards on the game’s opening possession. It culminated in a 10-yard scoring pass to Taylor Berry.
But in the second quarter, Georgia Southern’s Jaybo Shaw thew two of his three touchdown passes to open up a 24-7 halftime lead.
When Wilson’s second scoring pass pulled Elon within 24-14, Shaw hit Nico Hickey for a 25-yard score and a 17-point cushion.