Navy nips East Carolina in season opener

Navy nips East Carolina in season opener

Brian Hampton rushed for 156 yards and a touchdown to lead the Navy Midshipmen over the East Carolina Pirates 28-23 at Navy Memorial Stadium.

Navy did not manage to cover the 12-point spread at home, but the 51 points were just UNDER the 51.5 posted total.

Hampton also had 2-of-6 for seven yards passing, and Adam Ballard carried the ball 13 times for 95 yards and a touchdown for Navy.

James Pinkney was 24-of-35 for 279 yards and two touchdowns, and Aundrae Allison had six receptions for 86 yards for the Pirates.