Scores

Final

Samford 26

(7-3, 3-2 away)

Elon 15

(3-7, 3-3 home)

1:30 PM ET, November 10, 2012

Rhodes Stadium, Elon, NC

1 2 3 4 T
SAM 10 3 7 626
ELON 0 0 0 1515

Top Performers

Passing: T. Wilson (ELON) - 227 YDS, 1 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: F. Truss (SAM) - 34 CAR, 219 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: A. Mellette (ELON) - 10 REC, 100 YDS, 2 TD

Samford 26, Elon 15

Associated Press

ELON, N.C. -- Fabian Truss rushed for a career-high 219 yards and two touchdowns as Samford took an early lead and held on to beat Elon 26-15 Saturday.

The Bulldogs (7-3, 5-3 Southern Conference) had a 20-0 cushion with 4:25 left in the third quarter after Truss rushed 75 yards for a touchdown, the longest Samford run of the season by 32 yards.

The Bulldogs outrushed the Phoenix 280 to 28.

Elon (3-7, 1-6) finally got on the scoreboard when Thomas Wilson threw a 4-yard TD pass to Aaron Mellette early in the fourth quarter.

Andy Summerlin's 4-yard pass to Kelsey Pope capped an 82-yard drive and extended the Bulldogs' lead with 4:08 remaining, but the point-after kick failed.

Mellette then caught his second TD pass, an 18-yarder from Mike Quinn, with 2:20 to go for the final margin.

Wilson was 23 of 42 for 227 yards with one interception for the Phoenix.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
SAM
ELON
1st Downs2119
Total Yards391293
Passing111265
Rushing28028
Penalties7-633-30
3rd Down Conversions7-175-16
4th Down Conversions0-03-3
Turnovers02
Possession33:5326:07

Passing Leaders

SamfordC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Summerlin17/261114.310
ElonC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson23/422275.411

Rushing Leaders

SamfordCARYDSAVGTDLG
Truss342196.4275
Bledsoe6274.5010
ElonCARYDSAVGTDLG
Coppedge5265.2014
Phan4123.007

Receiving Leaders

SamfordRECYDSAVGTDLG
Pope5336.619
Truss3279.0015
ElonRECYDSAVGTDLG
Mellette1010010.0224
Rorie46315.8040

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERSAMELON
FG09:44Cameron Yaw 38 Yd 30
TD05:31Fabian Truss 1 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 100
SECOND QUARTERSAMELON
FG09:23Cameron Yaw 42 Yd 130
THIRD QUARTERSAMELON
TD04:25Fabian Truss 75 Yd Run (Cameron Yaw Kick) 200
FOURTH QUARTERSAMELON
TD11:08Aaron Mellette 4 Yd Pass From Thomas Wilson (Adam Shreiner Kick) 207
TD04:08Kelsey Pope 4 Yd Pass From Andy Summerlin (Pat Failed) 267
TD02:20Aaron Mellette 18 Yd Pass From Mike Quinn (Mike Quinn Pass To Chris Harris For Two-Point Conversion) 2615