ELON, N.C. – A touchdown pass from Joey Baughman to Donovan Williams with 32 seconds left helped the No. 21 Elon University football team to a 26-23 victory over Davidson in the Phoenix’s 2021 spring season opener on Saturday, Feb. 20, at Rhodes Stadium.

“It was a great win for our football team,” said head coach Tony Trisciani. “I’m proud of the guys for how resilient they were and how they believed in each other and how we fought for four quarters. We overcame a lot of adversity, never gave up and we fought to the end and got the win.”

Baughman threw 18-of-22 for 173 yards and scored two total touchdowns in his first career start. Jaylan Thomas rushed for a game-high 129 yards and a score while Cole Coleman led the Phoenix defense with 17 total tackles.

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Stadium: Rhodes Stadium
Location: Elon, N.C.
Attendance: 980

Duration: 2:45

DAV: PHELPS, Tyler (156 PASS); WILLIAMS, Coy (113 RUSH); STAPLES, Jalen (41 REC);

ELON Joey Baughman (173 PASS); Jaylan Thomas (129 RUSH); Donovan Williams (50 REC);


Rhodes Stadium
Elon, Alamance County, North Carolina, United States