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Elon 23, Samford 17

ELON, N.C. -- Andrew Wilcox hit three field goals, including the only score in the final quarter with 4:59 remaining, to lift Elon to a 23-17 victory against Samford on Saturday.

Scott Riddle was 18-of-33 for two touchdowns and three interceptions for the Phoenix (4-1, 2-0 Southern Conference). Brandon Newsome also added 100 yards rushing on 18 carries.

Chris Evans had 23 carries for 121 yards and a touchdown for the Bulldogs (2-2, 0-1).

A 27-yard Wilcox field goal marked the only points for either team in the first quarter, and Samford took a 7-3 lead with 12:27 to go in the second when Dustin Taliaferro connected with Jonathan Lowery on a 16-yard touchdown pass.

Riddle threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Lance Camp. He also connected with A.J. Harris for a 91-yard passing score to give Elon a 17-10 lead in the second.

The Bulldogs tied the score at 17-17 when Evans scored on a 2-yard run with 11:31 left in the third quarter.

Wilcox would put the Phoenix ahead 20-17 with a 35-yard field goal at the close of the third, and then sealed the win with a 45-yard kick in the final quarter.

NCAAF News

2017 Southern Conference Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
Wofford7-110-3
Samford6-28-4
Furman6-28-5
Western Carolina5-37-5
Mercer4-45-6
The Citadel3-55-6
Chattanooga3-53-8
East Tennessee State2-64-7
VMI0-80-11

2017 Colonial Athletic Association Standings

TEAMCONFOVR
James Madison8-014-0
Stony Brook7-110-3
Elon6-28-4
New Hampshire5-39-5
Delaware5-37-4
Richmond4-46-5
Villanova3-55-6
Towson3-55-6
Maine3-54-6
Rhode Island2-63-8
Albany2-64-7
William & Mary0-82-9