ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Josh Vaughan rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns to lead Richmond to a 28-10 victory over Elon on Saturday.
Vaughan's 72-yard touchdown run with 12:35 remaining in the game capped the victory for the Spiders (1-0), who held the Phoenix scoreless in the second half. He also scored on a 2-yard run in the second quarter.
Richmond quarterback Eric Ward was 17-for-22 for 236 yards and two touchdowns. He hit Kevin Grayson on an 80-yard scoring pass to open the scoring with 6:15 left in the first quarter and found Joe Stewart on a 12-yard touchdown pass with 25 seconds left in the third.
Grayson finished with seven catches for 121 yards.
Richmond had 452 yards of total offense and held Elon (0-1) to 22 yards rushing.
After rushing for 1,024 yards as a true freshman, Cam Akers has his sights set much higher, saying he has plenty of room to improve.
Former Florida head coach Jim McElwain has signed a deal to join Jim Harbaugh's staff at Michigan as an assistant on offense. McElwain is scheduled to start work Sunday and will coach the Wolverines' receivers.
Arkansas State has filed a lawsuit against the University of Miami saying Miami has refused to reschedule a game that was postponed last September due to Hurricane Irma. The game had been scheduled for Jonesboro, Arkansas.
Shaquem Griffin's next stop after an inspirational career at UCF despite having only one hand is the NFL combine.
ESPN Big Ten reporter Dan Murphy explains why there wasn't much pushback with Mark Dantonio's contract extension.
Despite accusations of mishandled sexual assault claims against his football program, Mark Dantonio had his annual contract extension approved by Michigan State on Friday.
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