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Pirates sail by Owls

James Pinkney passed for 353 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a TD to lead the East Carolina Pirates to a 41-28 win over the Rice Owls on Saturday.

The Pirates were listed as 5.5-point favorites in this one and were able to cover the spread on this day. The game’s combined 69 points went OVER the posted total (58.5).

Jamar Flournoy made six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown. Kurtis Vonbargen had seven catches for 107 yards and a TD and Bobby Good had two catches, one of them for a touchdown in the win for the Pirates.

Quinton Smith and Joel Armstrong each had a pair of rushing touchdowns in the loss for the Owls.