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SoCon Roundup

App St. remains on top

Appalachian St. 40,
Furman 7


        BOONE, N.C. - At least Furman started off well.
        The Paladins (6-3, 4-1) got on the board first with a 11-play, 66-yard drive that resulted in a Renaldo Gray touchdown run from 1-yard out late in the first quarter.
        From there, the home team took care of business.
        The Mountaineers scored 40-unanswered points to remain on top of the SoCon standings.
        App St. running back Kevin Richardson scored four touchdowns on 27 carries, compiling 173 rushing yards.
        Mountaineer quarterback Armanti Edwards completed 12 of 22 passes for 129 yards and zero interceptions.


Wofford 35,
Western Carolina 7
        SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Josh Collier threw for one touchdown and ran for another to give Wofford a 35-7 win against Western Carolina on Saturday.
        The Terriers (4-4, 3-2 Southern Conference) continued their reign as the SoCon's top running team, rushing for a total of 337 yards and four touchdowns.
        Kevious Johnson had 11 carries for 103 yards and a touchdown for Wofford, while Collier rushed nine times for 32 yards. Collier was 2-of-4 for 83 yards passing.
        Western Carolina (2-6, 0-6) got their only score on a 12-yard pass to Joe Clark from Bennett Swygert, who completed 14 of 23 passes for 108 yards.
        The Catamount's Michael Hines lead the team in receptions with 10 catches for 64 yards, while Darius Fudge lead Western Carolina in rushes with 26 carries for 132 yards.

Elon 20,
Chattanooga 17
        CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - Elon's Terrell Hudgins caught six passes for 81 yards and threw a touchdown pass on a reverse to lead the Phoenix to a 20-17 victory over Chattanooga on Saturday.
        Mocs kicker Esteban Lopez missed a 31-yard field goal wide left with 1:43 left that would have tied the game.
        Chattanooga (3-6, 2-3 SoCon) took a 7-0 lead on a 4-yard pass from quarterback Antonio Miller to Michael Johnson. Elon answered with a 37-yard field goal by Andrew Wilcox.
        The Mocs stretched their lead to 14-3 in the second quarter when tailback Eldra Buckley ran 11 yards for a touchdown. Buckley rushed 28 times for 187 yards, topping the 1,000-yard mark for the second straight season.
        The Phoenix (4-4, 2-3) closed within 14-10 at the half on an 11-yard touchdown run by Reggie Hall.
        Elon used a little trickery to take a 20-14 lead midway through the third quarter, when Hudgins turned a reverse into a 26-yard scoring toss to a wide-open Johnie Blackwell.


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