Scores

Final

W Carolina 14

(2-9, 2-4 away)

Elon 45

(6-5, 4-1 home)

3:00 PM ET, November 20, 2010

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 0 7 0 714
ELON 7 14 17 745

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 452 YDS, 5 TD

Rushing: B. Newsome (ELON) - 14 CAR, 128 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 9 REC, 153 YDS, 2 TD

Elon 45, W. Carolina 14

Associated Press

ELON , N.C. -- Scott Riddle threw for 452 yards and five touchdowns and Elon racked up 643 yards of total offense en route to a 45-14 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday in Southern Conference action.

The Phoenix (6-5, 5-3) jumped out to a 14-0 lead with 13:21 left in the second quarter after 7-yard touchdown passes from Riddle to Lance Camp and Sean Jeffcoat.

Michael Johnson scored on a 1-yard run to pull the Catamounts (2-9, 1-7) to within seven, 14-7, with 8:57 left before halftime.

Riddle threw his third touchdown pass of the first half -- a 20-yard throw to Matt Eastman -- to give Elon a 21-7 halftime lead.

A 6-yard touchdown pass from Riddle to Aaron Mellette, a 2-yard scoring run by Brandon Newsome and a 31-yard field goal from Kenton Beal in the third pushed the Phoenix lead to 38-7 entering the fourth quarter.

Newsome finished with a game-high 128 rushing yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
ELON
1st Downs1727
Total Yards358643
Passing191482
Rushing167161
Penalties7-628-109
3rd Down Conversions5-155-13
4th Down Conversions0-21-3
Turnovers10
Possession31:5628:04

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Brindise15/301685.601
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle25/3745212.250

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Edwards25929.5060
Brindise13544.2018
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome141289.1154
Harris9505.6014

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Cockrell66611.0028
Mitchell55911.8016
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jeffcoat716123.0156
Mellette915317.0267

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUELON
TD05:58Lance Camp 7 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Kenton Beal Kick) 07
SECOND QUARTERWCUELON
TD13:21Sean Jeffcoat 7 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Kenton Beal Kick) 014
TD08:57Michael Johnson 1 Yd Run (Blake Bostic Kick) 714
TD07:11Matt Eastman 20 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Kenton Beal Kick) 721
THIRD QUARTERWCUELON
TD14:20Aaron Mellette 6 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Kenton Beal Kick) 728
TD11:14Brandon Newsome 2 Yd Run (Kenton Beal Kick) 735
FG04:50Kenton Beal 31 Yd 738
FOURTH QUARTERWCUELON
TD14:03Aaron Mellette 67 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Kenton Beal Kick) 745
TD01:39Taylor Spangler 5 Yd Pass From Matt Wabby (Blake Bostic Kick) 1445