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NCAA Game Summary - U-A-B at East Carolina

(Saturday, October 27th)

Final Score: East Carolina 41, UAB 6

Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Patrick Pinkney threw two third quarter touchdowns as the East Carolina Pirates won impressively, 41-6, over the UAB Blazers in Conference USA action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Pinkney alternated with starting quarterback Rob Kass and finished the day with 159 yards on 6-of-7 passing. The ECU' (5-4, 4-1 Conference USA) running attack grinded out 216 yards on 6.2 yards per carry and added three touchdowns. Chris Johnson took the bulk of the load with 15 carries for a game-high 79 yards and a touchdown. Jamar Bryant caught six balls for 114 yards and a score in the winning effort.

The UAB Blazers (2-6, 1-3) managed their 12th straight road loss thanks to inefficient quarterback play. Sam Hunt was just 14-of-31 for 112 yards and two interceptions. The running game, though, was effective as it ran for 168 yards, led by Brandon Thornton's 67 yards.

John Williams began the scoring on ECU's first possession by taking a handoff 35 yards to pay dirt.

Swayze Waters put the Blazers on the board by hitting a 42-yard field goal midway though the first quarter, and ECU's Ben Hartman responded by connecting on a 36 yarder of his own late in the frame.

Dominique Lindsay made it a two touchdown game in favor of the Pirates after taking one in from the three-yard line.

Waters and Hartman again exchanged field goals to end the half. Waters was good from 44 yards and Hartman from 27, as ECU took a 20-6 lead at the break.

To start the third quarter, Johnson took the ball 20 yards into the end zone five minutes into the half and the Pirates led 27-6.

Bryant and Steven Rogers brought in two Pinkney' passes from 52 and seven yards, respectively, to put the final score at 41-6, as neither offense would be heard from in the final quarter.

Pinkney provided the spark the Pirates needed in the second half, and the defense did the rest by tightening up and not allowing the Blazers past the ECU 25-yard line.

10/27 20:43:05 ET

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