ELON, N.C. -- Fabian Truss rushed for a career-high 219 yards and two touchdowns as Samford took an early lead and held on to beat Elon 26-15 Saturday.
The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-3 Southern Conference) had a 20-0 cushion with 4:25 left in the third quarter after Truss rushed 75 yards for a touchdown, the longest Samford run of the season by 32 yards.
The Bulldogs outrushed the Phoenix 280 to 28.
Mellette then caught his second TD pass, an 18-yarder from Mike Quinn, with 2:20 to go for the final margin.
Wilson was 23 of 42 for 227 yards with one interception for the Phoenix.
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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