Scores

Final

Appalachian St 49

(4-1, 1-1 Sun Belt)

Elon 32

(2-2, 0-1 CAA)

1:30 PM ET, September 29, 2007

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
APP 7 7 7 2849
ELON 10 0 7 1532

Top Performers

Passing: S. Riddle (ELON) - 307 YDS, 2 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: T. Elder (APP) - 18 CAR, 115 YDS, 3 TD

Receiving: M. Mayers (ELON) - 14 REC, 162 YDS, 1 TD

Appalachian St. 49, Elon 32

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. (AP) -- Kevin Richardson ran for 158 yards and a key fourth-quarter touchdown Saturday as Appalachian State held off Elon and took a 49-32 victory in the Southern Conference.

Trey Elder ran for 115 yards and three touchdowns, and he also hit 11 of 19 passes for 161 yards for the Mountaineers (4-1, 1-1 SoCon), who racked up 526 yards to help offset 10 penalties for 92 yards.

Devon Moore's 2-yard run with 14:11 left to play helped Appalachian State open up a 28-17 lead, but Michael Mayers took the ensuing kickoff 100 yards for a score to cut the deficit to 28-24.

Mayers set a Southern Conference record with 225 kick return yards and 387 all-purpose yards. He also caught 14 passes for 162 yards.

Richardson's scoring run capped a 13-play, 55-yard drive that ate up nearly 5 minutes. When Elon (2-2, 0-1 SoCon) got the ball back, a Scott Riddle was intercepted by Titus Howard and returned 41 yards for a score with 4:39 to go and a 42-24 lead.

Riddle hit Mayers on a 21-yard touchdown pass with 3:27 to play, and Riddle's conversion pass to Terrell Hudgins turned out to be the Phoenix's final points.

Appalachian State took the onside kick and finished with Dexter Jackson's 24-yard touchdown run with 3:01 left.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
APP
ELON
1st Downs2825
Total Yards526371
Passing161307
Rushing36564
Penalties10-928-55
3rd Down Conversions0-00-0
4th Down Conversions0-00-0
Turnovers22
Possession32:5527:05

Passing Leaders

Appalachian StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Elder11/191618.501
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Riddle32/513076.022

Rushing Leaders

Appalachian StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Richardson261586.110
Elder181156.430
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Newsome8415.100
Riddle13221.710

Receiving Leaders

Appalachian StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Batichon57414.800
Johnson22713.500
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mayers1416211.610
Hudgins8759.400

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERAPPELON
FG12:04Andrew Wilcox 23 Yd 03
TD08:31Trey Elder 6 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 73
TD04:48Bo Williamson 25 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 710
SECOND QUARTERAPPELON
TD02:01Trey Elder 14 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 1410
THIRD QUARTERAPPELON
TD03:32Trey Elder 6 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 2110
TD02:16Scott Riddle 6 Yd Run (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2117
FOURTH QUARTERAPPELON
TD14:11Devon Moore 2 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 2817
TD13:57Michael Mayers 100 Yd Kickoff Return (Andrew Wilcox Kick) 2824
TD05:15Kevin Richardson 1 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 3524
TD04:39Titus Howard 41 Yd Interception Return (Julian Rauch Kick) 4224
TD03:27Michael Mayers 21 Yd Pass From Scott Riddle (Scott Riddle Pass To Terrell Hudgins For Two-Point Conversion) 4232
TD03:01Dexter Jackson 24 Yd Run (Julian Rauch Kick) 4932