McKay throws 3 TDs, Hampton runs for 204 yards in Elon win
ELON, N.C. (AP) Matthew McKay threw for 260 yards and three touchdowns, Jalen Hampton rushed for 204 yards and Elon held off Gardner-Webb 30-24 on Saturday.
Elon led 20-3 early in the second quarter before Gardner-Webb reeled off 21 straight points for a four-point lead at the break. The Phoenix had the only touchdown of the third quarter, a 27-yard connection between McKay and Jordan Bonner, and Skyler Davis added a 41-yard field goal early in the fourth for a 30-24 lead.
Davis also opened the scoring with a 45-yard field goal and he made it 13-3 with a 51-yarder.
Bryson Daughtry had a team-high 88 yards receiving on just three grabs for Elon (2-1). Bonner and DJ Moyer each only made one catch - both going for 20-plus-yard touchdowns.
Bailey Fisher threw for 218 yards and two touchdowns for Gardner-Webb (1-2).
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Updated September 17, 2022