NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at North Carolina|
(Saturday, October 2nd)
Final Score: North Carolina 42, East Carolina 17
Chapel Hill, NC (Sports Network) - Shaun Draughn ran for 137 yards and three
touchdowns as the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated the East Carolina Pirates,
42-17, in non-conference action at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
Draughn carried the ball 27 times for the Tar Heels (2-2), while Johnny White
added a game-high 140 yards on 16 attempts in the team's second straight
victory. Quarterback T.J. Yates hit on 18-of-26 passes for 181 yards and a
couple of scores as well.
The Pirates (2-2) were paced by Dominique Davis who completed 33-of-51 passes
for 244 yards and a score, but he was also picked off three times in the
setback. Lance Lewis caught nine balls for 68 yards and a touchdown in the
team's second consecutive defeat.
Lewis and Davis combined on a 13-yard TD pass play at the 6:19 mark of the
first quarter to kick off the game's scoring and give ECU a 7-0 edge.
Four minutes later UNC responded when Yates connected with Jheranie Boyd on a
25-yard scoring pass to cap an eight-play, 77-yard drive to knot the score at
Just six seconds into the second frame, Dwayne Harris stepped up and hit Joe
Womack with a 39-yard TD strike for the Pirates to make the score 14-7 in
favor of the visitors.
The North Carolina defense made an appearance late in the first half as
Da'Norris Searcy returned an interception 46 yards for a score, making it
14-14 at the break.
Mike Barbour's 28-yard field goal at the 9:31 mark of the third quarter
accounted for the final points of the game for the Pirates, giving the
visitors a brief lead at 17-14.
From there the game belonged to UNC which scored 28 unanswered points to close
out the contest. The stretch began with a 13-yard TD pass from Yates to Dwight
Jones in the third and continued with a one-yard scoring run by Draughn late
in the period to make the score 28-17.
Draughn's scoring runs of four and 13 yards in the fourth quarter put a cap on
a game that was never in doubt in the second half.
North Carolina finished the day with 263 yards on the ground, compared to just
64 yards for a Pirates quad that controlled the ball for less than three
minutes in the fourth quarter and barely eight minutes in the second half
10/02 19:39:43 ET