Elon defeated Delaware, ranked No. 11 in last week’s poll, 27-7 after shutting out the Blue Hens on their last seven drives. The Phoenix is now 4-0 in home games this season, which includes two victories over ranked opponents.
Elon was previously ranked for four consecutive weeks before falling out of the poll last week after back-to-back losses against Rhode Island and New Hampshire. Elon has beaten three teams it ranks below in this week’s poll – No. 8 William & Mary, No. 14 Richmond and No. 18 Delaware.
The Phoenix continues its FCS playoffs push on Nov. 5 when it faces unranked Albany at Rhodes Stadium.