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NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at Navy

(Saturday, October 22nd)

Final Score: East Carolina 38, Navy 35

Annapolis, MD (Sports Network) - Navy kicker Jon Teague's 42-yard field goal attempt as time expired bounced off the right upright as the East Carolina Pirates held on for a 38-35 win against the Midshipmen in non-conference action at Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium.

After failing behind by three points with just over two minutes remaining in regulation, the Midshipmen (2-5) moved the ball 47 yards on 11 plays, but on fourth down and the clock winding down Teague's opportunity to send the game into overtime missed the mark.

Leading the way for the Pirates (3-4) was quarterback Dominique Davis who converted all but five of his 45 passes attempts for 372 yards and two touchdowns. Along the way Davis set a pair of NCAA records as he converted his first 26 passes on the afternoon, breaking the single-game record of 23 in a row set by Tee Martin of Tennessee (1998) and Aaron Rodgers of California (2004). By hitting on 10 straight attempts to close out the meeting with Memphis last week, Davis set the mark for overall, consecutive pass completions with 36, snapping the mark set by Rodgers.

Also having a huge game for East Carolina was running back Reggie Bullock who registered a game-high 104 yards and scored three times for the visitors.

Navy was paced by Trey Miller who connected on 5-of-12 passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns, while Kriss Proctor converted two of his three attempts for a mere 10 yards.

Following a scoreless first quarter, Navy's Gee Gee Greene put the home team on the scoreboard with a 13-yard TD run.

On the ensuing possession ECU countered with an eight-play, 78-yard drive which culminated with a three-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Lance Lewis. The Pirates then piled on with a 10-yard TD pass play between Davis and Michael Bowman, followed by a 35-yard field goal from Mike Barbour at the end of the first half to give the visitors a 17-7 edge at the break.

Navy opened the second half by returning the opening kickoff back for a touchdown, Marcus Thomas being credited with a 90-yard run to cut the deficit to 17-14.

On their first possession of the third quarter, the Pirates responded with a touchdown of their own, thanks to a one-yard scoring run by Bullock to make the score 24-14.

Near the end of the period Navy mounted a 13-play, 73-yard drive which ate up more than five and a half minutes on the clock and ended with a one-yard TD run by Alex Teich.

Bullock put ECU back up by double digits early in the fourth quarter when he raced 13 yards into the end zone to give the Pirates a 31-21 edge.

Less than two and a half minutes later the Midshipmen were back on the offensive as Miller locked up with Brandon Turner for a 59-yard TD pass play to again cut the ECU lead to just three points.

Navy assumed the lead midway through the period on a 37-yard TD pass from Miller to Matt Aiken, giving the hometown crowd something to cheer about with a 35-31 advantage.

At the 2:14 mark of the final frame Bullock crossed the goal line for the third time on the afternoon, his three-yard effort pushing the Pirates back out front to stay at 38-35.

Navy, which managed to produce 420 yards of offense, while giving up 504, stayed close despite converting just 3-of-11 on third down.

10/22 20:21:54 ET