Scores

Final

Elon 31

(2-4, 0-4 away)

Appalachian St 34

(5-0, 3-0 home)

3:00 PM ET, October 9, 2010

Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC

1 2 3 4 T
ELON 7 10 7 731
APP 7 13 7 734

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 394 YDS, 4 TD

Rushing: D. Presley (APP) - 23 CAR, 170 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 9 REC, 127 YDS, 3 TD

Appalachian St. 34, Elon 31

Associated Press

BOONE, N.C. -- DeAndre Presley rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another score as Appalachian State held off Elon 34-31 on Saturday to remain undefeated.

Presley was 14-for-19 for 204 yards for the Mountaineers (5-0, 3-0 Southern Conference), who won their 23rd straight league game and 15th in a row over the Phoenix (2-4, 1-2) before a record crowd of 31,531.

Presley's career-long 53-yard scoring run put Appalachian State ahead 20-10 with 2:37 to go in the second quarter. Scott Riddle threw the first of his three TD passes, a 6-yarder to Aaron Mellette, to make it 20-17.

Presley scored in the third on a 44-yard run, which Riddle answered with a 43-yard TD pass to Mellette for 27-24.

Presley widened the lead early in the fourth with a 13-yard pass to CoCo Hillary. After Riddle's 17-yard TD to Sean Jeffcoat with 3:50 left, Appalachian State ran out the clock.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ELON
APP
1st Downs2823
Total Yards503478
Passing394204
Rushing109274
Penalties5-5912-116
3rd Down Conversions3-115-11
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers01
Possession30:0529:55

Passing Leaders

ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle31/433949.240
Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Presley14/1920410.710

Rushing Leaders

ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Riddle9434.8025
Harris9374.1015
Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Presley231707.4253
Baker44110.3136

Receiving Leaders

ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette912714.1347
Jeffcoat810212.8117
Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Hillary37625.3139
Quick46516.3032

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERELONAPP
TD10:15Devon Moore 4 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 07
TD06:18Aaron Mellette 7 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERELONAPP
FG09:14Adam Shreiner 29 Yd 107
TD07:31Cedric Baker 36 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 1013
TD02:37DeAndre Presley 53 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1020
TD00:23Aaron Mellette 6 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 1720
THIRD QUARTERELONAPP
TD05:05DeAndre Presley 44 Yd Run (Jason Vitaris Kick) 1727
TD03:37Aaron Mellette 43 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2427
FOURTH QUARTERELONAPP
TD13:37CoCo Hillary 13 Yd Pass From DeAndre Presley (Jason Vitaris Kick) 2434
TD03:50Sean Jeffcoat 17 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Adam Shreiner Kick) 3134