RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Kyle Wickersham threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Richmond to a 38-24 win over Elon on Saturday in a battle of Coastal Athletic Conference contenders.
The Phoenix (5-5) and Spiders (7-3) were among the five teams that entered the day with 5-1 records in conference play. Richmond is tied at the top with Delaware (8-2), Albany (8-3) and Villanova (8-2).
Delaware plays Villanova next weekend as the regular season comes to an end. Richmond faces Williams and Mary (6-4) and Albany plays Monmouth (4-6).
Wickersham had touchdown passes of 9 yards to Connor Deveney and 12 yards to Savon Smith in a 21-point second quarter that made it 28-7 at the half.
Smith scored on a 1-yard plunge between the touchdown passes before icing the game with a 5-yard scoring run that made it 38-17 with 2:26 to play.
Wickersham finished 20-of-27 passing for 169 yards with an interception and kept the ball 13 times for 130 yards. Smith, who ran for 70 yards and had four catches for 21, also had a 16-yard completion to Wickersham.
Matthew Downing was 19 of 33 for 281 yards and threw two touchdown passes for Elon. Jordan Bonner had 122 yards on six receptions.
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