ELON, N.C. -- Backed by four TD passes from Thomas Wilson, Elon trumped West Virginia State 48-14 Saturday.
Wilson was 18-of-25 passing for 261 yards in the blowout, connecting with Aaron Melette on nine of those passes for 129 yards. Wilson hit Melette for a pair of TDs, both in the second quarter.
The Phoenix (2-1) leapt to a 35-0 lead in the second quarter, but couldn't keep the shutout through the half as West Virginia State's (1-2) LeFloyd Phillip ran in from 70 yards out with 41 seconds left in the second quarter.
The Yellow Jackets amassed just 251 yards total offense, including 74 on the ground.
GameDay 100: Cornelius Bennett with a huge sack reminiscent of the hit by Jadaveon Clowney.
The Trojans are in great shape at running back and receiver, but questions at quarterback could linger into the season.
West Virginia DE Noble Nwachukwu is coming off a junior campaign that featured 47 tackles including 13 for loss, 8.5 sacks and six hurries.
TCU surprises Oklahoma to remain unbeaten, and Oklahoma State, Texas Tech and West Virginia keep pace atop the conference.
Diving into another installment of the ACC mailbag with a look at how the perception of the ACC compared to the SEC entering the season.
Vanderbilt will need to get off to a fast start if it wants to emerge from a difficult schedule with a first-ever bowl bid for coach Derek Mason.
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|William & Mary||6-2||9-4|