College Football: Toledo 47, Elon 13 - D1SportsNet


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Toledo 47, Elon 13

Toledo senior quarterback Logan Woodside threw for 314 yards and junior placekicker Jameson Vest kicked a career-best four field goals to lead Toledo to a 47-13 victory over Elon.

Toledo's offense racked up 553 yards of total offense. Senior Cody Thompson caught five passes for 112 yards. Sophomore Diontae Johnson caught four passes for 102 yards. He also returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Senior Terry Swanson rushed for a pair of touchdowns. Redshirt freshman Shakif Seymour had 102 yards and one TD. And sophomore Art Thompkins added 99 yards.

The Rockets' defense limited the Phoenix to just 175 yards of total offense. Elon gained just 65 yards in the first half and failed to complete a pass in five attempts. The Phoenix did not complete their first pass until the 11:06 mark of the third quarter and finished the night completing 3-of-14 passes for 47 yards.

Scoring: After forcing a punt on Elon's opening drive, Toledo drove 40 yards in eight plays before settling for a 28-yard field goal. Following a three-and-out by the Phoenix, Woodside went to the air, hitting Diontae Johnson over the middle that went 69 yards down to the Elon one-yard line. Swanson took it in from there on the next play to make the score 10-0 with 8:39 to play. After Toledo's defense stopped Elon on downs, Vest made it 13-0 with a 27-yard field goal with 3:57 to play in the opening quarter. Vest struck again early in the second quarter, connecting on a 32-yarder to make it 16-0 with 12:23 left in the half. Elon got on the board after recovering a fumbled punt on the UT 37-yard line. Six plays later, Brelynd Cyphers rambled in from nine yards out to cut the lead to 16-7 with 4:33 to play. Vest made it 19-7 with his career-best fourth field goal, this one from 21 yards out with less than a minute to play in the half.Toledo struck quickly in the second half as Diontae Johnson returned the opening kickoff 99 yards to make the score 26-7. The lead grew to 40-7 on a pair of third-quarter TD runs by Swanson and sophomore Reggie Gilliam, who scored on the very first rushing attempt of his career. Elon trimmed the lead to 40-13, on a one-yard run by Malcolm Summers with 9:47 remaining. Seymour scored the game's final touchdown with 49 seconds left.