Scores

Final

Elon 41

(5-5, 3-4 CAA)

Furman 34

(6-4, 5-3 Southern)

1:30 PM ET, November 12, 2011

Paladin Stadium, Greenville, SC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 6 7 7 2141
FUR 14 6 0 1434

Top Performers

Passing: T. Wilson (ELON) - 279 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: A. Harris (ELON) - 31 CAR, 111 YDS

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 8 REC, 144 YDS, 2 TD

Elon 41, Furman 34

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Thomas Wilson threw a career-best four touchdown passes and Joshua Jones returned a fourth-quarter interception for the decisive touchdown in Elon's 41-34 upset of Furman Saturday in a Southern Conference game.

The victory, ending a three-game losing streak by Elon (5-5, 3-4), was its fourth straight over Furman (6-4, 5-3). Elon had 442 yards total offense, 111 rushing by A.J. Harris. But the day belonged to Wilson and Jones.

Wilson threw for 279 yards. Two of his scoring passes went to Aaron Mellette, who had four receptions for 144 yards. The big catch, a 55-yarder, put Elon ahead for good 34-27. Jones, who had 13 tackles, then made what proved to be the game-winning play.

He intercepted a Chris Forcier pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown. Forcier threw a 10-yard scoring pass but his last pass was intercepted in the end zone by Akeem Langham.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
FUR
1st Downs2016
Total Yards442409
Passing279344
Rushing16365
Penalties5-403-35
3rd Down Conversions7-149-15
4th Down Conversions1-20-0
Turnovers22
Possession35:0124:59

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson20/2627910.741
FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Forcier18/3334410.432

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Harris311113.6021
Taylor9343.819
FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams14362.6015
Forcier10252.518

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette814418.0255
Harris45413.5028
FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Anderson613222.0145
Culbreath46215.5129

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONFUR
TD12:34Ryan Steed 48 Yd Fumble Return (Ray Early Kick) 07
TD06:15Matt Eastman 2 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 67
TD01:31Colin Anderson 4 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Ray Early Kick) 614
SECOND QUARTERELONFUR
TD07:20Aaron Mellette 22 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 1314
TD06:02Chris Forcier 2 Yd Run (Two-Point Conversion Failed) 1320
THIRD QUARTERELONFUR
TD05:11Christian Dennis 15 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2020
FOURTH QUARTERELONFUR
TD12:35Dontay Taylor 1 Yd Run (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2720
TD09:03Cameron Mason 2 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Ray Early Kick) 2727
TD08:47Aaron Mellette 55 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 3427
TD03:59Joshua Jones 40 Yd Interception Return (Adam Shreiner Kick) 4127
TD02:52Ryan Culbreath 10 Yd Pass From Chris Forcier (Ray Early Kick) 4134