Georgia Southern defeats Elon 38-20

Kevin Ellison rushed for 163 yards on 14 carries to lead Georgia

Southern to a 38-20 victory over Elon Saturday.

Ellison, who ran for two touchdowns, also threw for 104

yards.

Elon (2-8, 1-6 Southern Conference) took an early lead on two

John Gallagher field goals. That changed quickly when Ellison broke

for a 53-yard touchdown run to give Georgia Southern (6-4, 4-4) a

7-6 lead with 2:09 remaining in the first. The Eagles extended that

to 17-6 at the half on an Irving Huggins score, from 2 yards out,

and a Koo Younghoe field goal. Huggins had three touchdowns and 67

yards rushing.

The Eagles stretched their lead to 31-6 late in the third.

This was Georgia Southern’s final game in the Southern

Conference as the Eagles will be moving to the Sun Belt

Conference.

Mike Quinn threw for 197 yards for Elon.