ELON, N.C. -- Kevin Ellison rushed for 163 yards on 14 carries to lead Georgia Southern to a 38-20 victory over Elon Saturday.
Ellison, who ran for two touchdowns, also threw for 104 yards.
Elon (2-8, 1-6 Southern Conference) took an early lead on two John Gallagher field goals. That changed quickly when Ellison broke for a 53-yard touchdown run to give Georgia Southern (6-4, 4-4) a 7-6 lead with 2:09 remaining in the first. The Eagles extended that to 17-6 at the half on an Irving Huggins score, from 2 yards out, and a Koo Younghoe field goal. Huggins had three touchdowns and 67 yards rushing.
The Eagles stretched their lead to 31-6 late in the third.
This was Georgia Southern's final game in the Southern Conference as the Eagles will be moving to the Sun Belt Conference.