Scores

Final

Elon 27

(6-1, 4-0 CAA)

Citadel 23

(3-3, 1-2 Southern)

2:00 PM ET, October 11, 2008

Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 7 6 14 027
CIT 3 13 7 023

Top Performers

Passing: B. Blanchard (CIT) - 239 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: B. Newsome (ELON) - 14 CAR, 134 YDS

Receiving: A. Roberts (CIT) - 8 REC, 118 YDS, 2 TD

Elon 27, The Citadel 23

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Scott Riddle threw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner in the third quarter, to help lead Elon to a 27-23 victory against The Citadel on Saturday.

Riddle completed 18 of 32 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Phoenix (6-1, 4-0 Southern Conference). Brandon Newsome added 134 yards on 14 carries.

Bart Blanchard completed 21 of 35 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2).

After Sam Keeler's 29-yard field goal opened the scoring for the Bulldogs in the first, Riddle hit Terrell Hudgins on a 70-yard touchdown pass to give the Phoenix a 7-3 lead to end the quarter.

Blanchard threw one 4-yard touchdown score to each Andre Roberts and Taylor Cornett to make it 16-7 midway through the second, and Elon's Andrew Wilcox hit field goals of 23 and 34 yards to make it 16-13 at halftime.

The teams traded scores to open the third quarter as Elon's A.J. Harris rushed for an 11-yard touchdown and The Citadel's Blanchard threw his third touchdown, a 29-yard pass to Roberts, to give the Bulldogs a 23-20 lead halfway through the third.

But Riddle hit Bo Williams for a 10-yard touchdown pass at 5:53 in the third to put Elon ahead for good at 27-23.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
CIT
1st Downs2018
Total Yards424321
Passing237239
Rushing18782
Penalties5-624-31
3rd Down Conversions7-153-13
4th Down Conversions0-01-4
Turnovers31
Possession27:2132:39

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle18/322377.421
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard21/352396.830

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome141349.6055
Harris14553.9111
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Jordan12645.3026
Dallas11322.909

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins513026.0170
Williamson8556.9115
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts811814.8229
Haney45112.8031

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONCIT
FG09:32Sam Keeler 29 Yd 03
TD09:13Terrell Hudgins 70 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 73
SECOND QUARTERELONCIT
TD10:40Andre Roberts 4 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Sam Keeler Kick) 710
TD02:47Taylor Cornett 4 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Pat Failed) 716
FG00:22Andrew Wilcox 23 Yd 1016
FG00:00Andrew Wilcox 34 Yd 1316
THIRD QUARTERELONCIT
TD10:51A.J. Harris 11 Yd Run (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2016
TD06:27Andre Roberts 29 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Sam Keeler Kick) 2023
TD05:53Bo Williamson 10 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2723