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Elon, NC – Fayetteville State University football remains winless on the season after a 26-3 loss to Elon University on Saturday, September 17th at Rhodes Stadium. FSU moves to 0-3 overall, while the Phoenix improve to 1-2 in the standings.fsu bronco

The Broncos scored first in the contest. On their second offensive series, sophomore place kicker David Lamb (Pineville, NC) connected on a 33 yard field goal to complete the drive with 8:01 remaining in the first quarter. Elon responded with a lengthy possession before crossing the goal line.

Following the field goal, the Phoenix drove 71 yards in the 15 plays for a 2 yard rushing touchdown by Brandon Gentry. The drive lasted over seven minutes. Fayetteville State faced a 7-3 deficit with 34 seconds left in the opening quarter.

Elon managed to tack on two more field goals in the second. John Gallagher made good on field goals of 38 and 43 yards. FSU trailed 13-3 at the break. At the half, junior quarterback DeMarius Davis (Sarasota, FL) had 33 yards passing with two interceptions; he also rushed for a team leading 44 yards. Redshirt freshman Stevie Green (Washington, NC) had 27 yards off eight carries.

Only one score came about in the third quarter. Daniel Thompson completed a 17 yard pass to Jeremiah Bridges for a touchdown. Fayetteville State entered the fourth quarter down 20-3.

The Broncos allowed two more field goals in the final frame. Elon finished the game with 26 unanswered points for a 26-3 victory. Fayetteville State produced 163 total yards on offense compared 380 by the Phoenix.

Davis had 59 yards in the air and 30 yards on the ground. Green concluded the contest with 45 yards off 16 carries. Junior linebacker Seth Johnson (Charlotte, NC) had a game-high 11 tackles, including two tackles for a loss.

Fayetteville State will return home for their next matchup against Virginia Union University on Saturday, September 24th. FSU Athletics will be pay homage to the armed forces with the annual Military Appreciation Day. Kickoff is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. at Luther “Nick” Jeralds Stadium.


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