Pirates edge Miners in thriller

Pirates edge Miners in thriller

Rob Kass rushed for a one-yard score in overtime in Week 7, lifting the East Carolina Pirates to a 45-42 win over the UTEP Miners at the Sun Bowl.

The Pirates were 3-point road underdogs, and the 87 points scored were OVER the posted total of 65.5.

Kass was 18-for-32 for 219 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions, while Chris Johnson ran for 126 yards on 23 carries for the Pirates.

Trevor Vittatoe went 37-for-54 for 400 yards, three touchdown and a pick, and Jeff Moturi had 12 catches for 112 yards and a score for the Miners.