Scores

Final

Appalachian St 27

(8-2, 7-0 Sun Belt)

Elon 10

(8-2, 6-1 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, November 14, 2009

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
APP 14 7 3 327
ELON 0 0 3 710

Top Performers

Passing: A. Edwards (APP) - 281 YDS

Rushing: A. Edwards (APP) - 10 CAR, 73 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Hudgins (ELON) - 10 REC, 127 YDS

Appalachian St. 27, Elon 10

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Armanti Edwards threw for 281 yards, rushed for three touchdowns and Appalachian State clinched its fifth straight Southern Conference title with a 27-10 win over Elon on Saturday.

Edwards, who was 21-for-24 passing, also rushed for 73 yards on 10 carries for the Mountaineers (8-2, 7-0). Appalachian State also snapped the Phoenix's six-game winning streak.

The Mountaineers took a 21-0 lead in the second quarter after Edwards scored on runs of 15, 6 and 3 yards. Matt Cline finished with eight catches for 104 yards.

Terrell Hudgins caught 10 passes for 127 yards for his 26th career 100-yard game for Elon (8-2, 6-1).

Appalachian State had three interceptions against Elon quarterback Scott Riddle, who was 20-for-34 for 212 yards. Riddle also threw a 12-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Mellette in the fourth quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
ELON
1st Downs2318
Total Yards486270
Passing281212
Rushing20558
Penalties7-464-45
3rd Down Conversions5-133-11
4th Down Conversions0-10-1
Turnovers03
Possession33:0726:53

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Edwards21/2428111.700
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle20/342126.213

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards10737.3316
Moore17533.1014
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome11635.7012
Harris8212.6010

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cline810413.0025
Quick69916.5042
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins1012712.7027
Harris22914.5016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPELON
TD07:17Armanti Edwards 15 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 70
TD00:45Armanti Edwards 6 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 140
SECOND QUARTERAPPELON
TD14:54Armanti Edwards 3 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 210
THIRD QUARTERAPPELON
FG09:07Adam Shreiner 23 Yd 213
FG04:08Jason Vitaris 35 Yd 243
FOURTH QUARTERAPPELON
FG08:03Jason Vitaris 26 Yd 273
TD04:48Aaron Mellette 12 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2710