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Georgia Southern 38, Elon 21

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Lee Banks rushed for 121 yards and Georgia Southern shredded Elon's defense for 508 yards while rolling to a 38-21 win in the Southern Conference opener for both teams Saturday night.

Banks, a senior who had two carries for 8 yards in his career, had 25 carries to lead the Eagles (3-1, 1-0) over an Elon (1-3, 0-1) team that was looking for its fourth straight win in the series.

Banks, the Eagles' fourth-team fullback, was playing in place of leading rusher Robert Brown, who missed the game with a back injury.

Georgia Southern, which had struggled on the ground since its opener with Savannah State, had 379 yards rushing on 79 carries. Quarterback Jaybo Shaw, who scored two first-half touchdowns, completed 8 of 12 passes for 129 yards.

Elon, which had only 9 yards rushing, got 322 yards passing from Scott Riddle, who was 25-for-42 with two interceptions.

NCAAF News

2015 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Richmond6-210-4
James Madison6-29-3
William & Mary6-29-4
Towson5-37-4
New Hampshire5-37-5
Villanova5-36-5
Stony Brook3-55-5
Delaware3-54-7
Elon3-54-7
Maine3-53-8
Albany2-63-8
Rhode Island1-71-10