Scores

Final

Elon 22

(3-1, 2-0 away)

Ga. Southern 20

(2-2, 2-1 home)

7:00 PM ET, September 20, 2008

Allen E. Paulson Stadium, Statesboro, GA

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 3 13 0 622
GASO 6 7 0 720

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 308 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: B. Newsome (ELON) - 24 CAR, 148 YDS

Receiving: T. Hudgins (ELON) - 13 REC, 199 YDS, 1 TD

Elon 22, Georgia Southern 20

Associated Press

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Andrew Wilcox kicked a 34-yard field goal with 6 seconds remaining to give Elon a 22-20 victory over Georgia Southern on Saturday night.

It was the fifth field goal of the game for Wilcox, who also connected from 25, 36 and 33 yards and 22 yards for the Phoenix (2-1, 1-0 Southern Conference).

Wilcox also had five field goals in a 36-33 double overtime victory over Georgia Southern last season.

It looked like the Eagles (2-2, 0-1) were going to pull off their third straight fourth-quarter victory, but Wilcox dashed those hopes.

Elon led 16-13 at the half, and the two teams played a scoreless third quarter before Georgia Southern's Antonio Henton hit Damarcus Watts on a 9-yard touchdown pass with 10:58 to play for a 20-19 lead.

The Phoenix got the ball at its 20-yard line with 4:41 to play.

Scott Riddle drove Elon to the Georgia Southern 17 to set up Wilcox's game winner, the key play coming on a 20-yard pass to Terrell Hudgins on a fourth-and-10 at the Elon 42.

Sean Jeffcoat's reception put the ball on Georgia Southern's 26, and three runs moved the ball to the 17 with 10 seconds to play.

Riddle had a 7-yard scoring pass to Hudgins in the second quarter. It was the 39th of his career, setting a school record.

Hudgins caught 13 passes for 199 yards to set a Southern Conference record for most receptions in a career. He has 226 catches, breaking the mark of 223 by former teammate Michael Mayes.

Georgia Southern's Raja Andrews had nine catches to tie a school single game record.

The Eagles got their lone touchdown on a 94-yard kickoff return by Samair Baker in the second quarter.

Adrian Mora kicked two field goals for Georgia Southern.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
GASO
1st Downs2716
Total Yards509339
Passing308232
Rushing201107
Penalties7-388-74
3rd Down Conversions3-145-16
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers23
Possession34:1025:50

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle27/453086.812
Georgia SouthernC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Henton20/402325.812

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome241486.2033
Riddle8303.8010
Georgia SouthernCARYDSAVGTDLG
Baker10555.5028
Henton15463.1018

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins1319915.3152
Newsome4348.5016
Georgia SouthernRECYDSAVGTDLG
Andrews914315.9054
Watts22512.519

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONGASO
FG10:57Adrian Mora 41 Yd 03
FG07:40Adrian Mora 32 Yd 06
FG04:31Andrew Wilcox 25 Yd 36
SECOND QUARTERELONGASO
FG14:56Andrew Wilcox 36 Yd 66
TD14:40Samair Baker 94 Yd Kickoff Return (Adrian Mora Kick) 613
TD12:50Terrell Hudgins 7 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 1313
FG01:10Andrew Wilcox 33 Yd 1613
FOURTH QUARTERELONGASO
FG13:15Andrew Wilcox 22 Yd 1913
TD10:58Demarcus Watts 9 Yd Pass From Antonio Henton (Adrian Mora Kick) 1920
FG00:06Andrew Wilcox 34 Yd 2220