Scores

Final

Samford 17

(2-2, 0-1 Southern)

Elon 23

(4-1, 2-0 CAA)

1:30 PM ET, September 27, 2008

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 10 7 017
ELON 3 14 3 323

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 291 YDS, 2 TD, 3 INT

Rushing: C. Evans (SAM) - 23 CAR, 118 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Harris (ELON) - 3 REC, 106 YDS, 1 TD

Elon 23, Samford 17

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Andrew Wilcox hit three field goals, including the only score in the final quarter with 4:59 remaining, to lift Elon to a 23-17 victory against Samford on Saturday.

Scott Riddle was 18-of-33 for two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Phoenix (4-1, 2-0 Southern Conference). Brandon Newsome also added 100 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Chris Evans had 23 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1).

A 27-yard Wilcox field goal marked the only points for either team in the first quarter, and Samford took a 7-3 lead with 12:27 to go in the second when Dustin Taliaferro connected with Jonathan Lowery on a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Riddle threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Lance Camp. He also connected with A.J. Harris for a 91-yard passing score to give Elon a 17-10 lead in the second.

The Bulldogs tied the score at 17-17 when Evans scored on a 2-yard run with 11:31 left in the third quarter.

Wilcox would put the Phoenix ahead 20-17 with a 35-yard field goal at the close of the third, and then sealed the win with a 45-yard kick in the final quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
ELON
1st Downs2119
Total Yards357409
Passing183291
Rushing174118
Penalties2-202-30
3rd Down Conversions3-126-15
4th Down Conversions2-32-2
Turnovers23
Possession33:2426:36

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro18/291836.311
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle18/332918.823

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans231185.1116
Barnett8384.8015
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome18975.4027
Jeffcoat2157.509

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins34816.0037
Johnson23718.5025
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris310635.3191
Hudgins57515.0042

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMELON
FG02:41Andrew Wilcox 27 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERSAMELON
TD12:27Jonathan Lowery 16 Yd Pass From Dustin Taliaferro (John Paul Fraites Kick) 73
TD10:55Lance Camp 6 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 710
TD01:48A.J. Harris 91 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 717
FG00:02John Paul Fraites 33 Yd 1017
THIRD QUARTERSAMELON
TD11:31Chris Evans 2 Yd Run (John Paul Fraites Kick) 1717
FG02:02Andrew Wilcox 35 Yd 1720
FOURTH QUARTERSAMELON
FG04:59Andrew Wilcox 45 Yd 1723