Scores

Final

Elon 31

(6-4, 2-3 away)

Citadel 42

(6-4, 4-2 home)

1:00 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Johnson Hagood Stadium, Charleston, SC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 7 10 14 031
CIT 7 21 0 1442

Top Performers

Passing: B. Blanchard (CIT) - 370 YDS, 3 TD

Rushing: T. Cooper (CIT) - 24 CAR, 44 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: T. Hudgins (ELON) - 8 REC, 161 YDS, 2 TD

The Citadel 42, Elon 31

Associated Press

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- Freshman quarterback Bart Blanchard threw for 370 yards and three scores as The Citadel guaranteed their first winning season in 10 years with a 42-31 victory over Elon on Saturday.

Blanchard went 22-for-29 through the air and added 55 yards rushing on 21 carries for the Bulldogs (6-4, 4-3 Southern Conference).

Sophomore wide receiver Andre Roberts caught eight passes for 180 yards and a touchdown, setting a Bulldog record for receptions in a season with 71, passing the old record of 69 set by Scooter Johnson in 2002. Tory Cooper had just 44 yards rushing, but three of those runs ended in a touchdown.

The Phoenix (6-4, 4-3 SoCon) were led by quarterback Scott Riddle went completed 30 of 53 passes for 381 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite target was Terrell Hudgins who finished with eight catches for 161 yards and a touchdown.

Elon scored first when Riddle found Hudgins on a fade route from four yards out with 7:49 left in the first quarter. The Citadel tied it on the next drive when Blanchard swung a screen pass to Roberts, who took it 68 yards for the score.

The Citadel led 28-17 at the half.

Elon took the lead 31-28 with 3:09 left in the third quarter when Riddle hit Hudgins on a screen pass and he went 43 yards for the score. The Citadel retook the lead for good when Blanchard hit tight end Taylor Cornett on a 4-yard scoring pass to go up 35-31 with 12:45 left in the game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
CIT
1st Downs2323
Total Yards451513
Passing381370
Rushing70143
Penalties2-218-76
3rd Down Conversions6-1415-22
4th Down Conversions1-21-1
Turnovers20
Possession22:1437:46

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle30/533817.231
CitadelC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Blanchard22/2937012.830

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Clegg8526.5017
Riddle9161.8112
CitadelCARYDSAVGTDLG
Blanchard21552.6012
Cooper24441.837

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hudgins816120.1257
Mayers99010.0022
CitadelRECYDSAVGTDLG
Roberts818022.5168
Jernigan55911.8015

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONCIT
TD07:49Terrell Hudgins 4 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick)
Drive: 5 plays, 31 yds, 1:16
70
TD04:49Andre Roberts 68 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 84 yds, 2:55
77
SECOND QUARTERELONCIT
TD13:03Tory Cooper 1 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 4 plays, 3 yds, 1:42
714
TD10:59Scott Riddle 7 Yd Run (Andrew Wilcox Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 66 yds, 2:04
1414
TD07:24Tim Higgins 49 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 69 yds, 3:35
1421
FG04:31Andrew Wilcox 28 Yd
Drive: 9 plays, 66 yds, 2:53
1721
TD00:25Tory Cooper 1 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 11 plays, 62 yds, 4:06
1728
THIRD QUARTERELONCIT
TD08:42Bo Williamson 30 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick)
Drive: 6 plays, 81 yds, 2:35
2428
TD03:09Terrell Hudgins 43 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick)
Drive: 8 plays, 95 yds, 3:31
3128
FOURTH QUARTERELONCIT
TD12:45Taylor Cornett 4 Yd Pass From Bart Blanchard (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 13 plays, 55 yds, 5:24
3135
TD06:02Tory Cooper 4 Yd Run (Mike Adams Kick)
Drive: 7 plays, 86 yds, 3:59
3142