Elon 7

(2-7, 1-3 away)

Appalachian St 48

(6-4, 6-0 home)

2:00 PM ET, November 6, 2004

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 0 0 0 77
APP 7 20 7 1448

Top Performers

Passing: R. Williams (APP) - 408 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: R. Williams (APP) - 7 CAR, 40 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: B. Turner (APP) - 5 REC, 59 YDS

Appalachian St. 48, Elon University 7

BOONE, N.C. (AP) -- DaVon Fowlkes caught 17 passes for 280 yards and three quick touchdowns Saturday as Appalachian State ran away from Elon 48-7.

Fowlkes entered the game as the nation's leading receiver in Division I-AA with 9 catches and 142.4 yards per game. Appalachian State (2-7, 1-5 Southern Conference) entered the game fifth in the nation in passing offense. The Mountaineers rolled up 475 yards through the air and added 153 yards rushing.

Richie Williams hit Fowlkes for a 5-yard touchdown pass midway through the first quarter to open the scoring.

Williams, who finished 29-for-43 and 408 yards, then hit Fowlkes with TD passes of 54- and 61 yards.

After a pair of Julian Rauch field goals gave Appalachian State a 27-0 halftime lead, Williams scored on a 23-yard touchdown run.

Williams' replacement, Trey Elder, then added a 9-yard scoring run. Elder finished 7-for-10 with 67 yards and one interception.

Elon's Ronnie Dargan put the Phoenix (6-4, 4-2) on the scoreboard with 2:55 left on a 1-yard run that capped a 12-play, 80-yard drive. Dargan ran for 105 yards on 20 carries.

The Mountaineers responded 55 seconds later with a 5-yard Michael Metcalf touchdown run.