Elon and Richmond will face off in college football action on Saturday, November 11, 2023 at E. Claiborne Robins Stadium in Richmond, Virginia. The Spiders of Richmond come into the game with a 6-3 record and a four-game winning streak, while the Phoenix of Elon have a 5-4 record and a two-game winning streak.
College Football: Elon at Richmond Today:
Game Date: Nov. 11, 2023
Game Time: 2 p.m. ET
TV: Monumental Sports
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The Spiders’ offense is led by freshman quarterback Camden Coleman, who has thrown for 975 yards and 10 touchdowns with six interceptions this season. His leading receiver is Nick DeGennaro, who has 52 receptions, 654 yards, and eight touchdowns averaging 12.6 yards per reception. Richmond also has a strong running game, led by wide receiver Jakob Herres with 425 yards and three touchdowns on 75 carries.
The Phoenix’s offense is led by senior quarterback Matthew Downing, who has thrown for 1,373 yards and 13 touchdowns with four interceptions this season. The ground attack is led by Jalen Hampton, who has 163 carries for 720 yards and five touchdowns with 4.4 yards per carry. Elon’s leading receiver is Chandler Brayboy, who has 24 receptions for 467 yards and three touchdowns.
Keys to the Game
The key to the game will be whether or not Elon can stop Richmond’s passing game. The Spiders have a number of dangerous weapons, led by DeGennaro. If Elon can keep Coleman under pressure and force him into mistakes, they will have a good chance of winning.
Another key to the game will be whether or not Elon can establish their running game. Hampton is a good running back, but he will need to get some help from his offensive line. If Elon can run the ball effectively, they will be able to keep the Richmond defense off balance and open up their passing game.
Richmond is the favorite to win this game, but Elon is a dangerous team. If they can play to their full potential, they could pull off the upset. However, Richmond has the better offense and defense, so I predict that the Spiders will win 35-24.