Wilson, who finished with 378 yards passing, tallied his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game while Mellette had more than 100 receiving yards for the 18th time in his career.
Elon led 28-0 at halftime behind three passing touchdowns from Wilson, including two to Mellette, and a 48-yard run from Tracey Coppedge.
Western Carolina rallied in the second half, cutting the deficit to 35-23, but Wilson threw his fifth touchdown of the day, this time a 47-yarder to Mellette, to seal the win.
Eddie Sullivan led Western Carolina with 168 yards on 12-of-22 passing and added 76 yards rushing.
Elon has won the last six games in the series, scoring at least 26 points in each of those meetings.
Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher hopes quarterback Sean Maguire is ready to go full speed by the middle of June.
Graduate transfer quarterback Davis Webb has officially joined California, giving the Golden Bears an experienced option to replace No. 1 overall NFL draft pick Jared Goff.
First-year football coach Dino Babers, hired by former Syracuse AD Mark Coyle, is on the committee that will search for Coyle's replacement.
Hugh Freeze has some major holes to fill on offense with the departures of Laremy Tunsil and Laquon Treadwell, but there is Chady Kelly and good depth.
After transferring in from Montana State, Dakota Prukop has a checklist he's working from as he prepares to compete for the Oregon job.
The destination for Week 6 of the Big 12 Ultimate Road Trip is unanimous, as all three conference reporters would head to the Red River Rivalry.
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