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Tigers claw out a win against Pirates

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.