ELON, N.C. — Owen Johnson lifted Elon to its eighth-straight victory with a 26-yard field goal in the second overtime to edge Towson 33-30 on Saturday.

Helping set up the win was Dondre Howell, who blocked Towson’s 33-yard field goal try to end the Tigers’ previous possession. The winning kick was Johnson’s fourth field goal of the game.

Brelynd Cyphers had 14 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown for Elon (8-1, 6-0 Colonial Athletic Association), and De’Sean McNair finished with 107 yards rushing and a touchdown. Davis Cheek went 20 of 33 for 271 yards and connected with Tre Marsh for an 8-yard touchdown midway through the second quarter to give Elon its first lead of the game, 14-10.

Towson (3-6, 1-5) fell behind 27-10 but rallied in the fourth quarter with two quick touchdowns followed by a short field goal by Aidan O’Neill to tie it with 1:20 left and force overtime. Both teams hit field goals with their opening overtime drives.

Towson’s Ryan Stover had 303 yards passing, threw two touchdown passes and caught a touchdown from wide receiver Jabari Allen.

Shane Leatherbury had eight catches for 109 yards and a touchdown and Jabari Greenwood finished with 130 yards receiving for the Tigers.


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