Tigers claw out a win against Pirates
DeAngelo Williams rushed for 226 yards two touchdowns on 39 carries on Saturday and the Memphis Tigers topped the East Carolina Pirates 27-24.
Thanks to a late Pirates’ touchdown, East Carolina covered the 8-point spread given to the Tigers. The game’s combined 51 points fell UNDER the posted total (53.5).
Tigers’ quarterback Maurice Avery completed 10-of-14 passes for 117 yards and rushed for a touchdown.
James Pinkney threw for 300 yards and three touchdowns in the loss. Aundrae Allison had 10 catches for 110 yards and a TD for the Pirates.