NCAA Game Summary - East Carolina at Southern Mississippi
(Saturday, November 15th)
Final Score: Southern Mississippi 21, East Carolina 3
Hattiesburg, MS (Sports Network) - Damion Fletcher rushed for 121 yards and one touchdown to lead the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles to a 21-3 victory over the East Carolina Pirates in a Conference-USA showdown at M. M. Roberts.
Austin Davis threw for 239 yards and two touchdown for USM (5-6, 3-4 C-USA), while DeAndre Brown grabbed eight passed for 124 yards and one touchdown.
Pat Pinkney threw for 189 yards and two interceptions for ECU (6-4, 4-2), while Norman Whitley led the ground game with 71 rushing yards.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Pirates took a 3-0 lead with a 32-yard field goal by Ben Hartman.
Later in the quarter the Golden Eagles went ahead with a 20-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Leroy Banks.
After neither team posted points in the third frame, the Golden Eagles pulled away in the fourth quarter, thanks to a four-yard run by Fletcher, and a 97- yard touchdown pass from Davis to Brown.
11/15 20:02:18 ET