NCAA Game Summary - U-C-F at East Carolina|
(Saturday, September 26th)
Final Score: East Carolina 19, UCF 14
Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Dwayne Harris ran for one touchdown and
caught another as he led the East Carolina Pirates to a 19-14 win over the UCF
Knights in Conference USA play at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Harris finished the contest with 10 receptions for 121 yards and had three
carries for 27 yards in the victory for the Pirates (2-2, 1-0 CUSA).
Quarterback Pat Pinkney converted 27-of-40 passing for 293 yards, one
touchdown and one interception for the home team.
The Knights (2-2, 0-2) were paced by Brett Hodges who hit on 21-of-34 passing
for 266 yards and a score, but he was sacked four times and had four passes
intercepted along the way.
UCF opened the game's scoring with a 19-yard TD run by Brynn Harvey midway
through the first quarter, but after that ECU ripped off 19 unanswered points
and never looked back.
The Pirates began their run with a 20-yard field goal by kicker Ben Hartman
later in the first frame and then took the lead with a 25-yard touchdown run
by Harris to make the score 10-7 at the break.
Hartman's 19-yard field goal conversion was the only scoring in the third
period, while a three-yard TD run by Harris midway through the fourth put the
home team up 19-7 following a failed two-point conversion.
With just over a minute remaining in regulation, Hodges combined with Kamar
Aiken on a 10-yard scoring strike, but by then it was too little, too late in
the five-point decision.
UCF, which controlled the ball for less than nine minutes in the second half
and was just 2-of-4 scoring in the red zone, finished the day with just 336
yards of total offense.
09/26 20:46:53 ET