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The Elon Phoenix pulled off a stunner and downed No. 2 James Madison 27-24 to snap the Dukes’ 19-game home winning streak and 20-game Colonial Athletic Conference winning streak.
The win moved Elon to 4-1 on the season and allowed it to remain undefeated (2-0) in conference play. The Dukes, meanwhile are now 4-2 and 2-1 in CAA competition this season.
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Elon deployed a balanced offensive attack to shock the Dukes. Running back Malcolm Summers paced the Phoenix ground game with 20 carries for 186 yards and a score, while quarterback Davis Cheek threw for 286 yards and a game-winning touchdown to Avery Jones with 1:17 remaining in regulation.
The Dukes took over with a chance to force overtime or win outright, but Phoenix defensive back Connor Christiansen intercepted a Ben DiNucci pass to seal the upset.
Elon will look to build on Saturday’s signature win when it travels to Newark for a meeting with the Delaware Blue Hens on Oct. 13.
The Dukes, on the other hand, will hope to avoid back-to-back losses when they return to the field Oct. 13 for a clash with Villanova.