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Pirates get past Golden Eagles

The East Carolina Pirates got past the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles 20-17 Saturday night in overtime.

East Carolina won the game as a 6-point underdog on the road, while the 37 combined points fell well UNDER the posted total of (46).

James Pickney scored on a 1-yard run and the Pirates turned the game around with an interception in the end zone in overtime. The Pirates won their second straight and are now at .500 with a 4-4 record on the season.

With the loss, the Golden Eagles slip back to an even .500 record at 4-4 this season.