Recap - Commodores Defeat Elon 45-14
The battle between the Commodores and Phoenix didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Elon was handed a 45-14 defeat on Saturday at Vanderbilt Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Commodores were also rewarded, as they covered the closing number as a favorite of 15 at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 51.5.
Larry Smith completed 13 of 27 pass attempts for 125 yards for the Commodores in the win. He did not throw an interception in the game.
Dontay Taylor rushed for 25 yards for Elon, while Thomas Wilson added 23 yards. Thomas Wilson threw for 233 yards for the Phoenix, while receivers Aaron Mellette and A.J. Harris had 180 and 23 yards respectively.
Elon outgained Vanderbilt 323-309 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 17-16 by the Phoenix.
Elon led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 35:30/24:30 split in that important category.