WILLIAMSBURG, Va. (AP) — Malachi Imoh rushed for 137 yards and three touchdowns to lead William & Mary to a 31-10 win over Elon on Saturday.
Imoh, a freshman who had 11 yards on six carries in his collegiate debut, broke loose for a 65-yard touchdown in the first quarter and a 38-yarder in the second to give the Tribe a 17-3 lead at the half. Both times he broke through the middle of the line and then outran the secondary.
He wrapped up the win with a 4-yard touchdown run with 3:43 to play.
Hollis Mathis threw for 175 yards with a 36-yard touchdown connection with Cole Blackman in the third period for the Tribe (1-1, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association). They finished with 408 total yards despite three turnovers.
JR Martin threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Jaylan Thomas for the Elon touchdown. The Phoenix (1-4, 0-3), who have lost four straight, had 201 yards of total offense.
The last time the teams met, Williams & Mary won 31-29 in five overtimes, the longest FCS game in the 2019 season.
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