Friday, October 8, 2010

The Riddle Report


When last we looked hometown hero Scott Riddle of *Ramseur, North Carolina was almost all grown up – he’s a senior now at Elon.

Riddle “enjoyed” some YouTube air time last spring when he was involved in a baseball brawl. That cost him a few games and some ribbing from his mates no doubt.

Back on the gridiron playing QB for the Phoenix, Riddle has picked right up where we last saw him – leading the Southern Conference in passing over B.J. Coleman of U.T. Chattanooga and DeAndre Presley of Appalachian State. The Phoenix play the #1 Mountaineers this Saturday.

Although Elon is struggling a bit at 2-3, they are still ranked #19 in the 1AA (FCS) polls after losses to 1A Duke, #9 Richmond and #23 Georgia Southern. Record aside, Riddle leads the league in both passing and total offense. The Duke loss had to be particularly tough to stomach, as Riddle’s late grandfather was a big fan of the Blue Devils.

That said, Riddle’s numbers continue to impress. The senior has completed 66 percent of his passes for a total of 1,582 yards with 13 touchdowns and five interceptions. All accomplished with out his favorite target from the past few years record setting receiver Terrell Hudgins who graduated.

Following last week’s victory over Samford, Riddle was recognized by both SouthernPigskin.com and CollegeFootballPerformance.com after passing for 416 yards and two touchdowns.

Back in September after a 244 yards and three touchdown performance, Riddle became the most prolific passer in the history of the Southern Conference.

(Photo by Jeremy McKnight via Flickr)

(*Ramseur, NC is the home of T.A.H. Pop Culture Editor Young A.T. and Riddle grew up next door to her cousin J. Allen (UNC) who lived just down the street.)

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