Scores

Final

East Carolina 17

(7-4, 3-3 away)

UAB 13

(3-8, 2-3 home)

7:00 PM ET, November 22, 2008

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 7 0 3 717
UAB 7 0 3 313

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pinkney (ECU) - 222 YDS, 1 TD, 2 INT

Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 15 CAR, 75 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: D. Drew (ECU) - 7 REC, 95 YDS, 1 TD

East Carolina 17, UAB 13

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Brandon Simmons scored on a 2-yard run with 2:20 remaining in the game to lift East Carolina to a 17-13 victory over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday night.

Simmons' touchdown capped a nine-play, 55-yard drive that was aided by a face mask penalty that gave East Carolina (7-4, 5-2 Conference USA)a first down at UAB's 11. Two plays later, Simmons scored to cap the drive, which was led by backup quarterback Rob Kass.

UAB (3-8, 2-5) moved to the East Carolina 40, but Pierre Bell intercepted Pirates quarterback Joe Webb at the 31 to preserve the victory after the ball skipped off the hands of tight end Zach Lankford.

The win clinched the C-USA East Division title for the Pirates and a spot in the conference championship game.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
UAB
1st Downs1613
Total Yards295258
Passing239116
Rushing56142
Penalties4-367-52
3rd Down Conversions6-155-16
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers51
Possession32:3127:29

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pinkney19/252228.912
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Webb11/251164.601

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Rogers10545.4014
Simmons4184.5110
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Webb15755.0113
Slaughter11413.7014

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drew79513.6126
Womack35317.7041
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Ferrell33913.0022
Brooks12323.0023

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUUAB
TD11:50Joe Webb 3 Yd Run (Swayze Waters Kick) 07
TD02:03Davon Drew 10 Yd Pass From Patrick Pinkney (Ben Hartman Kick) 77
THIRD QUARTERECUUAB
FG11:58Ben Hartman 47 Yd 107
FG08:42Swayze Waters 23 Yd 1010
FOURTH QUARTERECUUAB
FG14:12Swayze Waters 27 Yd 1013
TD02:20Brandon Simmons 2 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 1713