Scores

Final

Furman 31

(3-6, 2-4 Southern)

Elon 17

(3-5, 1-4 CAA)

3:00 PM ET, October 27, 2012

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
FUR 7 21 3 031
ELON 7 3 0 717

Top Performers

Passing: T. Wilson (ELON) - 283 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: J. Williams (FUR) - 21 CAR, 95 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 14 REC, 194 YDS, 2 TD

Furman 31, Elon 17

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Jerodis Williams rushed for two scores and 104 yards, helping Furman ease past Elon 31-17 Saturday in Southern Conference play.

Williams had a 1-yard touchdown run in the opening quarter and a 4-yarder in the second, staking the Paladins (3-6, 2-4) out to a 14-7 advantage. Furman added to it when Marcus McMorris recovered a Phoenix fumble and rumbled for a 95-yard score.

Ernie Cain, who had 60 yards rushing for Furman, got 47 of those on a touchdown run with 4:29 before halftime to put the Paladins up 28-10. Ray Early kicked a 22-yard field goal for a 31-10 lead midway through the third quarter.

The stats were close, as Furman outgained Elon (3-5, 1-4) by just four yards (367-363) and each team committed only one turnover, but the Paladins' takeaway directly resulted in the long return for a score. Furman avoided their first four-game losing skid since 1998.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
FUR
ELON
1st Downs1921
Total Yards367363
Passing181283
Rushing18680
Penalties6-384-33
3rd Down Conversions5-103-11
4th Down Conversions1-11-3
Turnovers11
Possession30:2329:37

Passing Leaders

FurmanC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hannon11/191819.501
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson23/332838.620

Rushing Leaders

FurmanCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams21954.5215
Cain66010.0147
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Bostick10444.4015
Coppedge9434.8018

Receiving Leaders

FurmanRECYDSAVGTDLG
Robinson38026.7041
Culbreath33411.3020
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette1419413.9253
Brown45413.5027

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERFURELON
TD06:46Jerodis Williams 1 Yd Run (Ray Early Kick) 70
TD01:13Aaron Mellette 9 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERFURELON
TD10:16Jerodis Williams 4 Yd Run (Ray Early Kick) 147
TD07:48Marcus McMorris 95 Yd Fumble Return (Ray Early Kick) 217
FG05:04Adam Shreiner 24 Yd 2110
TD04:29Ernie Cain 47 Yd Run (Ray Early Kick) 2810
THIRD QUARTERFURELON
FG08:50Ray Early 22 Yd 3110
FOURTH QUARTERFURELON
TD09:21Aaron Mellette 2 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 3117