Scores

Final

Samford 19

(2-3, 0-2 Southern)

Elon 24

(2-3, 1-1 Southern)

1:30 PM ET, October 2, 2010

Rhodes Stadium, ELON, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 0 3 10 619
ELON 10 7 7 024

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 416 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: C. Evans (SAM) - 12 CAR, 115 YDS

Receiving: S. Jeffcoat (ELON) - 7 REC, 109 YDS, 1 TD

Elon 24, Samford 19

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Scott Riddle threw for 416 yards and three touchdowns as Elon held on to defeat Samford 24-19 on Saturday.

The Phoenix (2-3, 1-1 Southern Conference) jumped to a 17-0 lead, including touchdown passes from Riddle to Kierre Brown for 36 yards and Sean Jeffcoat for 2 yards.

Samford's Cameron Yaw kicked a career-long 48-yard field goal to make it 17-3 at halftime, then added a 22-yarder after an Elon fumble to open the second half. Another Phoenix fumble off a Riddle sack set up Kelsey Pope's 1-yard TD run to make it 17-13 with 7:27 left in the third quarter.

Riddle, who was 36-for-44 passing, responded with his third touchdown pass, a 9-yarder to Andre Labinowicz.

Pope scored on another 1-yard run with 10:34 to go, but the two-point conversion failed.

Chris Evans had 115 yards on 12 carries for Samford (2-3, 0-2), while Bryce Smith had a career-high 17 tackles.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
ELON
1st Downs1528
Total Yards342495
Passing142416
Rushing20079
Penalties7-473-20
3rd Down Conversions4-147-14
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers34
Possession20:4439:16

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Lowery9/171056.201
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle36/444169.530

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Evans121159.6049
Truss5357.0017
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome12685.7023
Harris16301.908

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Fordham44711.8021
Evans5316.209
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffcoat710915.6148
Brown58216.4136

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMELON
TD09:22Kierre Brown 36 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 07
FG02:27Adam Shreiner 25 Yd 010
SECOND QUARTERSAMELON
TD08:33Sean Jeffcoat 2 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 017
FG00:20Cameron Yaw 48 Yd 317
THIRD QUARTERSAMELON
FG13:29Cameron Yaw 22 Yd 617
TD07:27Kelsey Pope 1 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 1317
TD03:47Andre Labinowicz 9 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 1324
FOURTH QUARTERSAMELON
TD10:34Kelsey Pope 1 Yd Run (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 1924