Big fourth-quarter gives Pirates win

Big fourth-quarter gives Pirates win

The East Carolina Pirates scored 17 points in the second quarter and 14 in the fourth quarter to defeat the Marshall Thundering Herd 34-29 Saturday on the road.

Marshall was favored by 5 points coming in, but could not cover in the loss. The game's combined score was well OVER the posted total (46.5).

QB James Pinkey came in looking to go over 2,300 yards passing, and his team moves to 4-6 on the year. The Thundering Herd also move to 4-6 with the loss to the Pirates.