Blake Brewer made his second field goal for Charlotte, a 43-yarder that tied it at 13 early in the fourth quarter. The Phoenix answered when Quinn threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Brown, capping a 12-play, 63-yard drive to give Elon the lead with 4:33 remaining. Charlotte drove to Elon's 37 before Matt Johnson threw his third interception with 1:06 to play to end the 49er threat.
Quinn was 43 of 59 for 331 yards. Brown had 13 catches for 81 yards. John Gallagher had field goals of 24 and 26 for Elon (1-2).
Johnson finished 19 of 40 for 235 yards, and threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Austin Duke in the first quarter for Charlotte (3-1).