Cheek, McNair lead third-quarter rally in Elon’s 31-22 win
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Davis Cheek threw two touchdown passes in the third quarter when Elon scored 21 points in under seven minutes to overtake Charleston Southern 31-22 on Saturday night.
Cheek threw 16 yards to Malcolm Summers to get the Phoenix (2-1) within five points of the Buccaneers (0-2). De’Sean McNair forced a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and six plays later he scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 3-yard run. Cheek threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Corey Joyner to complete the scoring splurge with three minutes left in the third quarter.
Cheek was 19-of-26 passing for 220 yards with Summers finishing with 150 yards rushing on 29 carries for Elon, which has won all six meetings with Charleston Southern dating to 1999.
London Johnson rushed for 119 yards and three touchdowns for Charleston Southern but was only 3-of-12 passing with two interceptions.