Following his record-breaking performance against the University of South Florida, Elon University quarterback Scott Riddle (Ramseur, N.C./Eastern Randolph) was named the Southern Conference Freshman of the Week on Tuesday morning by the league office.
The 6-0, 201-pound true freshman set a school record with 33 completions in the Phoenix’s season-opening 28-13 loss to the NCAA Division I FBS Bulls on last Saturday night at Raymond James Stadium. Riddle finished 33-for-54 (.611) for 210 yards and one touchdown against USF.
Making the most of his first collegiate start, Riddle easily eclipsed the previous Elon milestone of 30 completions, set by Wes Pope against Wofford last season. He also fell just one toss shy of the program-record 55 pass attempts by Heath Hewett against Catawba in 1990.