Scores

Final/OT

Elon 21

(1-2, 0-2 away)

Richmond 27

(1-1, 1-0 home)

1:00 PM ET, September 18, 2010

1 2 3 4 OT T
ELON 7 7 0 7 021
RICH 0 14 0 7 627

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 319 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: G. Wilkins (RICH) - 9 CAR, 33 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 18 REC, 195 YDS, 2 TD

Richmond 27, Elon 21, OT

Associated Press

RICHMOND, Va. -- Tyler Kirchoff scored on a 16-yard run in overtime and Richmond won its first on-campus football game in 82 years with a 27-21 victory over Elon on Saturday.

After playing off campus in a city-owned stadium about 5 miles from campus, about 8,700 turned out for the opening of Richmond's $25 million Robins stadium. It was the school's first home game since 1928.

Richmond's Latrell Scott won his first game as a head coach.

The Spiders (1-1) took a 21-14 lead with 1:41 left in the fourth quarter on Kendall Gaskins' 8-yard touchdown run. The Phoenix (1-2) tied the score as time expired when Scott Riddle threw a 25-yard scoring pass to Aaron Mellette.

But Kirchoff answered with his game-winning score, helping Richmond improve to 9-1 all-time in overtime games.

Mellette set an Elon record with 18 catches for 195 yards, including a TD catch in the first quarter.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
RICH
1st Downs2526
Total Yards392381
Passing319265
Rushing73116
Penalties11-927-75
3rd Down Conversions6-139-18
4th Down Conversions2-22-2
Turnovers13
Possession24:5835:02

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle34/553195.831
RichmondC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Corp19/322076.510

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris9343.8012
Reece12727.0027
RichmondCARYDSAVGTDLG
Wilkins9333.7111
Gaskins9293.2112

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette1819510.8233
Jeffcoat7507.1011
RichmondRECYDSAVGTDLG
Gray67312.2019
Grayson6579.5122

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONRICH
TD11:10Aaron Mellette 16 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle. (Adam Shreiner Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERELONRICH
TD12:17Kevin Grayson 5 Yd Pass From Aaron Corp. (Wil Kamin Kick) 77
TD09:21A.J. Harris 6 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle. (Adam Shreiner Kick) 147
TD01:18Garrett Wilkins 9 Yd Run. (Wil Kamin Kick) 1414
FOURTH QUARTERELONRICH
TD01:41Kendall Gaskins 8 Yd Run. (Wil Kamin Kick) 1421
TD00:00Aaron Mellette 25 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle. (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2121
OVERTIMEELONRICH
TDTyler Kirchoff 16 Yd Run. 2127