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Pirates vs Miners Final: 28-18 - Recap

Texas El Paso was unable to contain Vintavious Cooper on Saturday and the result was a 28-18 Week 5 loss against the Pirates.

East Carolina won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 4-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go UNDER the closing number of 48.5.

Shane Carden completed 28 of 40 pass attempts for 258 yards for the Pirates in the win. He was picked off 3 times by the Miners defense.

Nathan Jeffery rushed for 134 yards for Texas El Paso, while Xay Williams added 10 yards. Nick Lamaison threw for 143 yards for the Miners, while receivers Michael Edwards and Malcolm Trail had 130 and 14 yards respectively.

Texas El Paso was outgained by East Carolina 475-302 yards in Saturday's match, while the important battle of first downs was won 25-17 by the Pirates.

The time of possession battle favored East Carolina as their offense was on the field for 32:58, longer than the 27:02 of their opponents.

East Carolina looks to continue their winning ways next game with a battle against Central Florida. Texas El Paso will aim to get back on the winning track vs Southern Methodist.