CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Scott Riddle threw two touchdown passes, including the game-winner in the third quarter, to help lead Elon to a 27-23 victory against The Citadel on Saturday.
Riddle completed 18 of 32 passes for 237 yards with two touchdowns and an interception for the Phoenix (6-1, 4-0 Southern Conference). Brandon Newsome added 134 yards on 14 carries.
Bart Blanchard completed 21 of 35 passes for 239 yards and three touchdowns for the Bulldogs (3-3, 1-2).
After Sam Keeler's 29-yard field goal opened the scoring for the Bulldogs in the first, Riddle hit Terrell Hudgins on a 70-yard touchdown pass to give the Phoenix a 7-3 lead to end the quarter.
Blanchard threw one 4-yard touchdown score to each Andre Roberts and Taylor Cornett to make it 16-7 midway through the second, and Elon's Andrew Wilcox hit field goals of 23 and 34 yards to make it 16-13 at halftime.
The teams traded scores to open the third quarter as Elon's A.J. Harris rushed for an 11-yard touchdown and The Citadel's Blanchard threw his third touchdown, a 29-yard pass to Roberts, to give the Bulldogs a 23-20 lead halfway through the third.
But Riddle hit Bo Williams for a 10-yard touchdown pass at 5:53 in the third to put Elon ahead for good at 27-23.
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