Scores

Final

Elon 38

(3-2, 1-1 CAA)

W Carolina 36

(1-5, 0-2 Southern)

6:00 PM ET, October 6, 2007

E.J. Whitmire Stadium, Cullowhee, NC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 7 21 10 038
WCU 13 10 7 636

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 354 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: A. Hearns (WCU) - 16 CAR, 73 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Cohen (WCU) - 12 REC, 177 YDS, 1 TD

Elon 38, W. Carolina 36

Associated Press

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.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
WCU
1st Downs2125
Total Yards404462
Passing376310
Rushing28152
Penalties9-736-46
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers03
Possession28:3131:29

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle30/453547.940
Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hearns21/413107.630

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome13473.600
Taylor2157.500
Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hearns16734.610
Malone11524.700

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins810312.920
Williamson49624.010
Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cohen1217714.810
Clark-Dear13535.000

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONWCU
TD12:30Willie Harper 2 Yd Run (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 07
TD09:21Terrell Hudgins 4 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 77
TD05:16Marcus Brown 6 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Pat Failed) 713
SECOND QUARTERELONWCU
TD14:54Terrell Hudgins 25 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 1413
TD12:56Scott Riddle 1 Yd Run (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2113
FG08:13Jonathan Parsons 42 Yd 2116
TD02:13Adam Hearns 11 Yd Run (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 2123
TD00:16Dontay Taylor 2 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2823
THIRD QUARTERELONWCU
FG10:36Andrew Wilcox 36 Yd 3123
TD08:00Bo Williamson 53 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 3823
TD03:15Mike Malone 17 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Jonathan Parsons Kick) 3830
FOURTH QUARTERELONWCU
TD13:38Eddie Cohen 10 Yd Pass From Adam Hearns (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 3836