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Pirates bury Miner

Pirates bury Miner

Brandon Simmons rushed for 111 yards and three touchdowns on 27 carries Friday, as the East Carolina Pirates defeated the UTEP Miners 53-21.

The Pirates were a 6.5-point favorite in the game and were able to cover the spread. The combined score went OVER the posted over/under total (54.5).

Patrick Pinkey passed for 228 yards with a pair of touchdowns for East Carolina and Darryl Freeney caught five passes for 106 yards with a TD.

Trevor Vittatoe threw for 312 yards with two touchdowns and three interceptions for UTEP, while Kris Adams caught nine balls for 116 yards and a TD.