East Carolina vs Middle Tennessee Wrap - East Carolina Wins 24-17
East Carolina's aerial attack produced 365 yards and the Pirates produced a 24-17 victory over Middle Tennessee on Saturday at Floyd Stadium.
The Pirates earned a straight-up victory but suffered an ATS defeat in failing to cover the 8-point spread. Over-Under bettors who played UNDER the total of 62.5 were rewarded with a winning wager.
Chris Hairston rushed for 94 yards, while Breon Allen added 28 yards in the win. Justin Hardy and Davon Grayson added 85 and 66 receiving yards respectively.
Reggie Whatley rushed for 55 yards for Middle Tennessee, while Jeremiah Bryson added 19 yards. Logan Kilgore threw for 245 yards for the Blue Raiders, while receivers Marcus Henry and Tavarres Jefferson had 65 and 41 yards respectively.
East Carolina outgained Middle Tennessee 511-334 yards in the game, while the battle of first downs was won 33-20 by the Pirates.
East Carolina led the time of possession tally, as the game finished as a 33:14/26:46 split in that important category.
Next game, East Carolina takes its act on the road to face Tulane looking for another win. For Middle Tennessee, they head on the road to face North Texas.