ELON, N.C. -- Scott Riddle threw for 416 yards and three touchdowns as Elon held on to defeat Samford 24-19 on Saturday.
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.
South Carolina AD Ray Tanner is not "100 percent sure" Saturday's game vs. No. 7 LSU will be played at Williams-Brice Stadium because of devastating floods that hit the state.
UCLA junior linebacker Myles Jack has withdrawn from school and will enter the NFL draft, making the decision just weeks after suffering a season-ending knee injury.
The Oklahoma State Cowboys' defense has lost senior middle linebacker Ryan Simmons for the season because of a knee injury.
A judge has dismissed simple assault charges against Rutgers wide receiver Leonte Carroo after the woman he allegedly attacked after a football game said she didn't want to testify.
Colorado coach Mike MacIntyre said he was sorry for getting into a sideline altercation with an assistant coach during a 41-24 loss to Oregon over the weekend.
The Fresno County District Attorney's office has filed charges against Fresno State QB Zack Greenlee and a teammate after both were arrested last month during a house party near the campus.