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A week after suffering one of the most gut-wrenching defeats under head coach Jason Swepson, the Elon University football team returns home to Rhodes Stadium to face the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Saturday, Oct. 19. The Mocs (4-2, 2-1 Southern Conference) are anchored by junior defensive lineman Davis Tull and sophomore dual-threat quarterback Jacob Huesman. Elon will have its hands full as it tries to bounce back from its 31-27 loss against Wofford College a week ago. Let’s get to the keys to the game:
Midnight madness is here again.
October — the month of changing leaves, pumpkins, ghosts and the heart of football season. The year’s tenth month is also associated with another cause, that of breast cancer awareness.
Another week, another second half meltdown for Elon University.
Elon University’s 28-25 win over Furman University last Saturday means a lot more than it appears on the surface. Pessimists point to Elon’s 2-4 overall record, defensive struggles and offensive lapses. Optimists, however, now have fuel for their fire.
Who likes to win things? Baseball players and managers certainly do. Here’s my take on the 2013 Major League Baseball postseason awards:
On a rainy Saturday afternoon, Sept. 29, 2012, Wofford College senior fullback Eric Breitenstein ran with the football. Then he ran again. And again. And again.
In the game of football, star players can emerge from many different positions on the field. Whether it’s the quarterback who averages 400 passing yards per game or the linebacker who delivers punishing hits, both offense and defense produce their own fan favorites.
The 2013 Elon University football season has been all about momentum swings. A near comeback against Appalachian State University on Sept. 21 and a second-half deflation against Coastal Carolina University on Sept. 28 emphasized the volatility of emotions on Elon’s young team.
The “Family Weekend Folly” is in the rearview mirror. For the Elon University football team, the focus is now on Southern Conference play. With an 0-1 record in conference play — a 31-21 loss to Appalachian State University — the Phoenix is already in a hole. For that reason, this weekend’s game with Furman University is pivotal.
Coastal Carolina University senior running back Lorenzo Taliaferro eclipsed his single game rushing mark in the third quarter, helping his Chanticleers to a 53-28 win over Elon University on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 28.
After jumping into Southern Conference play a week ago, the Elon University football team will jump right back out again to play its final non-conference game of the 2013 season. Coastal Carolina University will bring a 4-0 (0-0 Big South Conference) record from Conway, S.C. to Rhodes Stadium for a 1:30 p.m. matchup Saturday, Sept. 28.
“You made your entire existence about beating App. You never did. I enjoyed my final trip to Kidd Brewer East. I’ll miss having a home game in the Triangle.”
“World Series or bust,” said Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson.
For many chief executive officers of Fortune 1000 companies, retirement consists of relaxing in a big house with a view of an ocean or hitting the golf course on a daily basis.
?The Elon University sideline tried desperately to pump up the remaining fans at Rhodes Stadium Saturday, Sept. 21. Their team had battled back to trim a 24-0 deficit to 24-21 with less than four minutes to play and was a defensive stop away from a chance at victory.
The debate over whether or not Elon University’s final scheduled football clash with Appalachian State University is the end of a rivalry continues to rage. Regardless of stance on the rivalry status of the 42nd meeting between the Phoenix (1-2, 0-0) and Mountaineers (0-2, 0-0), fans from both sides can agree on one thing: their team needs this game.
Elon University is a national powerhouse.
Earlier in the week, we discussed North Carolina A&T State University’s historic road football win at Appalachian State University. What made the 24-21 upset even more improbable was the fact that sophomore backup quarterback Kwashaun Quick orchestrated the victory. Senior starting quarterback Lewis Kindle was arrested in July on a charge of driving while intoxicated. As punishment, A&T head coach Rod Broadway suspended Kindle for the season opener.
If you think NASCAR is not a team sport, think again.