Pirates vs Golden Eagles Final: 44-43 - Recap
|Pirates vs Golden Eagles Final: 44-43 - Recap|
East Carolina's aerial attack produced 305 yards and the Pirates produced a 44-43 victory over Southern Miss on Saturday at MM Roberts Stadium.
The Pirates were a 8-point underdog in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score went OVER the total, which closed at 63.5.
Jonathan Williams rushed for 25 yards, while Giavanni Ruffin added 20 yards in the win. Dwayne Harris and Lance Lewis added 99 and 92 receiving yards respectively.
Tracy Lampley rushed for 49 yards for Southern Miss, while Kendrick Hardy added 38 yards. Austin Davis threw for 237 yards for the Golden Eagles, while receivers Johdrick Morris and Kelvin Bolden had 81 and 49 yards respectively.
Southern Miss outgained East Carolina 404-338 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 22-21 by the Golden Eagles.
East Carolina lost the time of possession battle 37:42/22:18, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.
East Carolina heads into a Week 7 battle against North Carolina State. Southern Miss, meanwhile, will have their next action against Memphis.