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Pirates Fall 56-3 Against Houston - Game Recap

Case Keenum sliced and diced the Pirates defense for 304 yards as Houston handed East Carolina a 56-3 defeat on Saturday at John O`Quinn Field at Robertson Stadium.

The Cougars were a 11-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters. The combined score dipped UNDER the total, which closed at 74.5.

Charles Sims rushed for 84 yards, while Michael Hayes added 60 yards in the win. Patrick Edwards and Tyron Carrier added 133 and 53 receiving yards respectively.

Torrance Hunt rushed for 65 yards for East Carolina, while Reggie Bullock added 6 yards. Dominique Davis threw for 169 yards for the Pirates, while receivers Lance Lewis and Justin Hardy had 73 and 66 yards respectively.

Houston outgained East Carolina 572-284 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 34-20 by the Cougars.

The time of possession battle favored East Carolina as their offense was on the field for 35:11, longer than the 24:49 of their opponents.

Houston looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Marshall. East Carolina will aim to get back on the winning track at Memphis.