Originally created 09/17/06

Southern Conference wrapup



ELON, N.C. - Wes Pope threw for 240 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for another one as Elon beat Presbyterian 28-0 on Saturday.

Pope completed 21 of 27 passes for the Phoenix (2-1), while being sacked twice and throwing an interception. Terrell Hudgins caught six passes for 102 yards, including a 31-yard touchdown pass.

Presbyterian (2-2) moved the ball, gaining 266 total yards, but tossed three interceptions and allowed six sacks. Bret DiTullio missed a 29-yard field-goal attempt early in the third quarter.

Grayson Mullins was 12-for-16 for 131 yards with a pair of interceptions for the Division II Blue Hose.

Justin Durant caught four passes for 71 yards. Presbyterian rushed the ball poorly, gaining 82 yards on 40 carries.

Reggie Hall led Elon's rushing attack, gaining 62 yards in 12 attempts.

Chad Nkang had 10 tackles and two sacks for the Phoenix.

APPALACHIAN STATE 41,

MARS HILL 0

In Boone, N.C., Armanti Edwards threw for 203 yards and a touchdown and ran for another one while the Appalachian State defense held Mars Hill to just 86 yards.

Kevin Richardson rushed 13 times for 94 yards to lead a Mountaineers ground attack that gained 285 yards against the Division II Lions (2-1). Edwards added 49 yards on five carries.

Trandon Dendy rushed 10 times for 47 yards to lead Mars Hill, while Brandon Sims completed six of 11 passes for 36 yards, throwing an interception and taking three sacks.

Appalachian State, the defending national Division I-AA champions, led 27-0 at halftime after Edwards' 21-yard touchdown pass to William Mayfield with 5:29 remaining in the second quarter.

Trey Elder and Chase Laws each added a touchdown pass in the second half, with Laws connecting with Tavaris Washington on a 12-yard toss with 2:16 left in the game.

WOFFORD: Wofford was hit with a big injury Saturday before ever taking the field against South Carolina.

The Terriers longtime coach, Mike Ayers, wrenched his back while trying to pull a pump out of his backyard hours before kicking off against the Gamecocks and was having spasms, athletic spokesman Steve Shutt said.

Ayers, 58, was treated by team doctors, who gave him some anti-inflammatory medicine. They also attached a device that provided electrical stimulation to the injured area.