Pirates upset Hokies

Pirates upset Hokies

T.J. Lee ran back a blocked punt for a touchdown to give the East Carolina Pirates a thrilling 27-22 upset win over the No. 17 ranked Virginia Tech Hokies Saturday in their season-opener.

East Carolina won the game as a 9-point underdog, while the 49 points made it OVER the posted total of 45.

Patrick Pinkney threw for 211 yards with a touchdown, and scampered for 24 yards with a TD for East Carolina.

Kenny Lewis led the Hokies with 58 yards and a touchdown in the loss.