North Dakota State looks to bounce back after a baffling blowout loss, Deion Sanders and Jackson State face the first test of the season, and newly anointed No. 1 James Madison has a chance to prove its ranking.
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CAA football became the latest domino to tumble in college football, announcing on Friday it will not have a conference schedule this fall because of concerns over the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Skyler Davis kicked field goals from 29- and 35-yards out in the fourth quarter, the second with 41 seconds remaining, to lift Elon to a 25-23 come-from-behind win over Towson in the season-finale Saturday afternoon.
Joe Fagnano passed for 320 yards and two touchdowns, Earnest Edwards caught five passes for 153 yards and a score, and Maine beat Elon 31-17 on Saturday for its third straight victory.
Owen Wright ran into the end zone in the fifth overtime to give William & Mary a 31-29 victory over Elon in a wild finish on Saturday.
Joey Baughman had just four carries in the game with two of those going for touchdowns as Elon took control in the third quarter to roll over Rhode Island 38-13 to grab its second straight win on Saturday.
Elon scored three touchdowns in a 6:29 span of the third quarter, capped by Greg Liggs Jr.'s 42-yard interception-return score, and Elon stunned Delaware 42-7 on Saturday.
Evan Horn and Oleh Manzyk each scored on an interception return in the first half and New Hampshire shut out Elon in the second for a 26-10 victory on Saturday.
Latrele Palmer and Solomon Vanhorse ran for two scores each, part of James Madison's six rushing touchdowns, as the Dukes rolled past Elon 45-10 on Saturday.
Jamie Newman completed 27 of 35 passes for 351 yards and five touchdowns, and Wake Forest eased past Elon 49-7 on Saturday at BB&T Field.
Davis Cheek threw a career-high five touchdown passes to five different receivers, Shamari Wingard returned a kickoff 96 yards for a score and Elon beat Richmond 42-20 on Saturday in the Colonial Athletic Association opener for both teams.
Jaylan Thomas ran for 135 yards and two touchdowns and Brelynd Cyphers' fourth quarter scoring run lifted Elon to a 35-28 victory over The Citadel on Saturday.
Noel Ruiz, who missed twice earlier in the fourth quarter, drilled a 52-yard field goal as time expired, lifting North Carolina A&T to a 24-21 victory in a season opener against Elon Saturday night.
Elon has promoted defensive coordinator Tony Trisciani to head coach, replacing Curt Cignetti who left to take over at James Madison.
Wofford's offense kept it simple to make it difficult for an opponent trying to defend the triple option.
CAA Football set an FCS playoff record by getting in six teams on the bracket, but North Dakota State's dynasty will be pursuing an even bigger mark in the 24-team field.
Earnest Edwards returned two kickoffs for touchdowns, Drew Belcher scored on a 1-yard run and Maine cashed in on a turnover to win the Colonial Athletic Association championship outright by beating Elon 27-26 on Saturday.
Tom Flacco threw three touchdown passes, Aidan O'Neill set a single-season field goal record and Towson dominated Elson 41-10 on Saturday in a key Colonial Athletic Association game.
Freshman Jaylan Thomas ran for 222 yards -- the eighth-biggest game in Elon history -- and scored a touchdown to help the Phoenix turn back Rhode Island 24-21 on Saturday.
In their first career starts, Jalen Greene and Jaylan Thomas combined for four touchdowns to lead Elon to a 38-28 win over Richmond on Saturday.
Pat Kehoe threw three touchdown passes to help Delaware beat Elon 28-16 on Saturday.