CULLOWHEE, N.C. (AP) -- Scott Riddle threw for 354 yards and four touchdowns and ran for another score Saturday night as Elon held off Western Carolina to take a 38-36 Southern Conference victory.
Riddle hit Terrell Hudgins for two of his four scoring passes, the second of which was a 25-yard strike which helped the Phoenix (3-2, 1-1) SoCon) rally for a 14-13 lead at the start of the second quarter.
Riddle's scoring run on Elon's next possession raised the Phoenix's lead, but the Catamounts (1-5, 0-2 SoCon) came back in a flurry of scores before halftime. Jonathan Parsons kicked a 42-yard field goal with 8:13 left before the break, and Adam Hearns' 11-yard run with 2:13 left gave Western Carolina a 23-21 lead. But Riddle threw his third TD pass, a 2-yard play to Dorsey Taylor with 16 seconds left in the period to cap a 66-yard drive.
Riddle connected with Bo Williamson on a 53-yard play with 8 minutes left in the third quarter to raise Elon's lead to 38-23.
Hearns, who threw three TD passes for the Catamounts, hit Mike Malone from 17 yards out at 3:15 of the third period, and found Eddie Cohen for a 10-yard play with 13:38 left, but his 2-point conversion pass missed. The Catamounts had the ball four more times in the fourth quarter but never crossed midfield.
South Carolina has decided to give up Saturday's home game against No. 7 LSU because of devastating floods that have hit the state, moving the game to Baton Rouge.
Texas says longhorn steer mascot Bevo XIV has a "life-threatening condition" and won't travel to Dallas for the team's rivalry game Saturday against No. 10 Oklahoma at the Cotton Bowl.
West Virginia All-Big 12 safety Karl Joseph is out for the remainder of the season after injuring his knee during a non-contact drill in Tuesday's practice.
Rutgers has reinstated senior wide receiver Leonte Carroo a day after an assault charge against him was dropped.
Ole Miss cornerback Tee Shepard, who missed all of last season with a toe injury, has decided to give up football and focus on completing his college degree.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.