Greg Ligg picked up a fumble 53 seconds into the game and returned it 18 yards for a touchdown, sparking Elon to a 45-7 win against Furman in its home opener Saturday night.
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Blake Barnett threw three touchdown passes and ran for a fourth score in his South Florida debut and the Bulls beat Elon 34-14 in Saturday night's season opener.
Furman and Elon were so evenly matched this season that, appropriately, an outstretched arm helped decide their first-round game in the FCS playoffs on Saturday.
Bryan Schor passed for 214 yards and ran for three touchdowns and defending FCS national champion James Madison finished unbeaten in the regular season for the first time since 1975, defeating Elon 31-3 on Saturday.
Justin Malone-Woods' first career touchdown reception snapped a scoreless tie and New Hampshire upset Elon 16-6 in a matchup of FCS ranked teams on Saturday.
Owen Johnson lifted Elon to its eighth-straight victory with a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime to edge Towson 33-30 on Saturday.
Davis Cheek was 24-for-35 passing for 357 yards and two TDs, Kortez Weeks had 11 receptions for 205 yards and Elon beat Villanova 19-14 on Saturday for its seventh straight victory.
Davis Cheek threw for 331 yards and three touchdowns and Warren Messer made an interception in the final minute as Elon rallied to beat Rhode Island 35-34 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
Malcolm Summers ran for two touchdowns, Davis Cheek ran for another, and Elon held off a second-half rally and capped it with a safety to beat William & Mary 25-17 on Saturday to win its fifth straight.
Tyler Campbell intercepted two passes and Elon posted its first shutout since 2009 with a 6-0 victory over Albany on Saturday.
Davis Cheek found Matt Foster with a 12-yard, fourth-quarter touchdown pass and Owen Johnson kicked a 32-yard field goal as Elon beat Richmond for the first time in eight tries, 36-33 in the Colonial Athletic Association opener Saturday.
Davis Cheek accounted for two touchdowns and Elon held on to beat Charleston Southern 19-17 on Saturday night.
Freshman Davis Cheek threw three touchdowns in his second-career start and Elon used a late 36-yard field goal by freshman Owen Johnson to spoil Furman's home opener Saturday, 34-31.
Diontae Johnson returned the second-half kickoff 99 yards to break open a close game and Toledo opened the season with a 47-13 win over Elon on Thursday night.
Rich Skrosky resigned Tuesday after three seasons as Elon coach to join Butch Davis' staff at FIU. Skrosky was 7-27 while leading Elon's transition into CAA Football.
Cole Johnson threw for two touchdowns as James Madison defended its unbeaten conference record, routing Elon 63-14 in a regular season closer on Saturday.
Harold Cooper ran for 155 yards and a touchdown to help Rhode Island beat Elon 44-14 on Saturday to stop a 23-game losing streak on the road.
Morgan Mahalak threw for two touchdowns as Towson snapped a six-game slide with a 23-6 win over Elon on Saturday.
Elijah Ibitokun-Hanks rushed for a career-high 210 yards on 35 carries and had a touchdown, and Albany scored two defensive touchdowns in a 27-3 victory over Elon on Saturday.
Kyle Lauletta threw a pair of touchdown passes and Richmond cruised past Elon 35-7 on Saturday.
Morgan Ellman kicked a 35-yard field with 2:09 remaining, lifting New Hampshire to a 13-10 victoryn over Elon on Friday night.
Zack Bednarczyk passed for 270 yards and three touchdowns, rushed for 59 yards and a score, and Villanova won its first-ever matchup over Elon in decisive fashion on Saturday, 42-7.
Malcolm Summers ran for two touchdowns as Elon picked up its first conference win, defeating William & Mary 27-10 on Saturday night.
John Gallagher kicked four field goals and Elon capitalized on two interceptions and a fumble to beat Division II member Fayetteville State 26-3 on Saturday.
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