Scores

Final

Elon 27

(9-2, 5-1 away)

Samford 7

(5-6, 4-2 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 21, 2009

Seibert Stadium, Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 3 7 14 327
SAM 0 0 0 77

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 278 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: A. Harris (ELON) - 13 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: T. Hudgins (ELON) - 11 REC, 144 YDS, 1 TD

Elon 27, Samford 7

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Terrell Hudgins caught 11 passes for 144 yards and a touchdown to help Elon beat Samford 27-7 on Saturday.

Scott Riddle went 27-for-42 for 278 yards passing, including a 10-yard touchdown pass to Hudgins to give the Phoenix (9-2, 7-1 Southern Conference) a 10-0 lead in the second quarter.

Brandon Newsome, who finished with 52 yards rushing on 16 carries, scored on a 1-yard run and A.J. Harris followed with a 14-yard rushing touchdown to put Elon ahead 24-0 in the third. Harris the Phoenix with 75 yards rushing on 13 attempts.

Elon held the Bulldogs (5-6, 3-5) scoreless until Samford quarterback Dustin Taliaferro connected with Richie Fordham on a 6-yard touchdown. Taliaferro passed for 126 yards and threw two interceptions.

Chris Evans finished with 99 yards rushing for Samford.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
SAM
1st Downs2412
Total Yards397220
Passing278126
Rushing11994
Penalties8-615-37
3rd Down Conversions8-164-16
4th Down Conversions0-02-2
Turnovers12
Possession31:5828:02

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle27/412786.810
SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Taliaferro16/281264.512

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris13755.8125
Newsome16523.3117
SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans19995.2016
Barnett242.003

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins1114413.1145
Camp7689.7024
SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hawkins15050.0050
Fordham5306.0112

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONSAM
FG01:35Adam Shreiner 33 Yd 30
SECOND QUARTERELONSAM
TD00:16Terrell Hudgins 10 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 100
THIRD QUARTERELONSAM
TD04:56Brandon Newsome 1 Yd Run (Adam Shreiner Kick) 170
TD00:30A.J. Harris 14 Yd Run (Adam Shreiner Kick) 240
FOURTH QUARTERELONSAM
TD10:13Richie Fordham 6 Yd Pass From Dustin Taliaferro (Cameron Yaw Kick) 247
FG03:20Adam Shreiner 22 Yd 277