Sunday, November 18, 2007

THE RIDDLE WATCH

Scott Riddle threw for 296 yards and two touchdowns Saturday to lead Elon past Stony Brook 38-23.

Wow, 296 yards. That ain’t 300 yards. How disappointing.

However, Against the Seawolves, Riddle set Southern Conference single-season records for the most passes attempted at 508, most passing yards at 3,817 yards, highest average of yards of total offense at 347.0 and most touchdowns responsible for at 40.

With 346 completions, Riddle narrowly missed the NCAA freshman record of 353. With a 68.1 completion percentage, he fell just shy of the SoCon’s top mark of 68.5 by Furman’s Billy Napier in 2002. Riddle fell four yards shy of registering his 10th passing performance of 300+ yards and tying the NCAA record.

With 3,738 yards of total offense, Riddle eclipsed the NCAA freshman milestone of 3,601 yards, falling just short of the SoCon record of 3,756 yards. He tied the NCAA freshman record of 31 touchdown passes. Riddle easily surpassed the NCAA freshman record of 313.7 yards of total offense per game by Alcorn State’s Steve McNair (Hmm...isn't he in the NFL?) in 1991. He also tied the SoCon single-season records for the most consecutive games throwing a touchdown pass and most games passing for 200+ yards.

Other than that it was a routine season.

Tiger Woods called Riddle after the game to offer his congratulations.

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