STATESBORO, Ga. -- Ezayi Youyoute ran for 106 yards and added 66 through the air as Georgia Southern rallied to beat Elon 26-23 on Saturday night.
There were four lead changes before Elon (2-2, 0-1 Southern Conference) jumped ahead 20-16 late in the third quarter. Dominique Swope's 2-yard touchdown put Georgia Southern back on top but the Phoenix managed to tie the game 23-all behind a 33-yard field goal from Adam Shreiner.
Georgia Southern's defense stiffened, however, holding Elon to just one first down in the fourth quarter.
The Eagles (2-1, 1-1) took the lead for good on Alex Hanks' 32-yard field goal with 3 minutes, 40 seconds left to play.
The Eagles' option offense, which amassed 342 rushing yards, has rushed for 300 or more yards in six of its last seven games.