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.
Nick Saban has nabbed another elite defensive recruit, as DT Antonio Alfano, No. 100 in the ESPN 300, has pledged to the Crimson Tide.
Former UCLA and Washington coach Rick Neuheisel returns to head coaching, joining Phoenix's team in the Alliance of American Football.
Representatives from Missouri, Rutgers and UConn participated in a conference call with MLB to evaluate how they can be compensated for increased compliance costs caused by sports betting.
Georgia QB Jake Fromm had to be taken to the hospital Thursday to have a fishing lure removed from his leg.
QB Blake Barnett, who started his career at Alabama and recently graduated from Arizona State, has enrolled at South Florida as a graduate transfer and will be eligible to play for the Bulls next season.
SEC Network's Ryan McGee looks back at the career of former SEC commissioner Mike Slive.
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