(4-2, 1-1 Southern)
(5-1, 3-0 Southern)
1:30 PM ET, October 4, 2008
Rhodes Stadium, ELON, NC
Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 160 YDS, 3 TD, 1 INT
Rushing: B. Newsome (ELON) - 25 CAR, 161 YDS, 1 TD
Receiving: T. Hudgins (ELON) - 5 REC, 64 YDS, 1 TD
ELON, N.C. -- Scott Riddle threw three touchdown passes and Brandon Newsome scored twice to spark Elon to a 31-10 victory over Furman on Saturday.
Riddle was 21 of 30 for 160 yards and Newsome rushed for 161 yards on 25 carries for the Phoenix (5-1, 3-0 Southern Conference), who never trailed.
Jordan Sorrells was 26-of-43 for 248 yards and one touchdown for Furman (4-2, 1-1).
Riddle threw second-quarter touchdown passes of 12 yards to A.J. Harris and 28 yards to Terrell Hudgins to give Elon a 17-3 halftime lead.
Riddle hit Newsome on a 1-yard score and a 24-3 lead with 2:19 left in the third quarter.
Sorrells threw a 3-yard touchdown pass to Chris Truss to cut the lead to 24-10 with 8:16 left in the game before Newsome scored on a 9-yard run to cap the scoring with 2:17 remaining in the game.
Newsome also caught six passes for 29 yards.