Scores

Final

W Carolina 31

(1-7, 0-6 Southern)

Elon 42

(3-4, 1-3 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, October 20, 2012

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
WCU 0 13 10 831
ELON 21 14 7 042

Top Performers

Passing: T. Wilson (ELON) - 378 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: M. Johnson (WCU) - 7 CAR, 28 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 5 REC, 154 YDS, 3 TD

Elon 42, W. Carolina 31

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Thomas Wilson threw five touchdowns and Aaron Mellette posted 154 yards receiving as Elon beat Western Carolina 42-31 Saturday, snapping a three-game losing streak.

Wilson, who finished with 378 yards passing, tallied his fourth consecutive 300-yard passing game while Mellette had more than 100 receiving yards for the 18th time in his career.

Elon led 28-0 at halftime behind three passing touchdowns from Wilson, including two to Mellette, and a 48-yard run from Tracey Coppedge.

Western Carolina rallied in the second half, cutting the deficit to 35-23, but Wilson threw his fifth touchdown of the day, this time a 47-yarder to Mellette, to seal the win.

Eddie Sullivan led Western Carolina with 168 yards on 12-of-22 passing and added 76 yards rushing.

Elon has won the last six games in the series, scoring at least 26 points in each of those meetings.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
WCU
ELON
1st Downs2119
Total Yards396511
Passing212378
Rushing184133
Penalties6-443-35
3rd Down Conversions4-157-13
4th Down Conversions2-30-0
Turnovers33
Possession28:4931:11

Passing Leaders

Western CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Mitchell13/251757.020
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson20/2837813.551

Rushing Leaders

Western CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Mitchell15785.2019
Ramsey16452.8010
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bostick17754.4020
Coppedge7568.0148

Receiving Leaders

Western CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson913915.4147
Mitchell34214.0119
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette515430.8348
Harris28944.5175

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERWCUELON
TD09:14Aaron Mellette 31 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 07
TD07:06Chris Harris 75 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 014
TD02:20Tracey Coppedge 48 Yd Run (Adam Shreiner Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERWCUELON
TD10:24Aaron Mellette 48 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 028
TD04:03Michael Johnson 7 Yd Run (Richard Sigmon Kick) 728
TD03:13Kierre Brown 55 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 735
TD00:03Jacoby Mitchell 13 Yd Pass From Troy Mitchell (Pat Failed) 1335
THIRD QUARTERWCUELON
FG11:33Richard Sigmon 27 Yd 1635
TD10:32Michael Johnson 8 Yd Run (Richard Sigmon Kick) 2335
TD01:12Aaron Mellette 47 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 2342
FOURTH QUARTERWCUELON
TD09:11Spearman Robinson 47 Yd Pass From Troy Mitchell (Michael Johnson Run For Two-Point Conversion) 3142