Scores

Final

East Carolina 21

(3-2, 2-0 American)

Marshall 17

(3-2, 1-1 C-USA)

12:00 PM ET, October 3, 2009

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 7 7 7 021
MRSH 0 7 10 017

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pinkney (ECU) - 131 YDS, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Marshall (MRSH) - 28 CAR, 141 YDS, 2 TD

Receiving: C. Slate (MRSH) - 9 REC, 88 YDS

East Carolina 21, Marshall 17

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. -- Patrick Pinkney scored on a 30-yard run and East Carolina's defense forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter to beat Marshall 21-17 on Saturday.

Pinkney was 14-for-23 with 131 yards and an interception for the Pirates (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA).

East Carolina's Dominique Lindsay broke a 7-7 tie before halftime with a 3-yard touchdown run. Marshall (3-2, 1-1) pulled ahead 17-14 on Craig Ratanamorn's 28-yard field goal and Darius Marshall's 20-yard TD run in the third, setting up Pinkney's game-winning run.

Pinkney's only carry came on a 30-yard score to put East Carolina ahead 24-17 in the third quarter.

The Pirates defense held strong in the fourth, as Marshall's Brian Anderson was intercepted early in the fourth by Emanuel Davis and again late by Jeremy Chambliss to help seal the win.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
MRSH
1st Downs1718
Total Yards286306
Passing131127
Rushing155179
Penalties10-658-69
3rd Down Conversions6-129-18
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers12
Possession27:0632:54

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pinkney14/231315.701
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Anderson16/311274.102

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lindsay18764.2114
Pinkney13030.0130
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall281415.0222
Anderson5204.0019

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Harris6579.5020
Lindsay3237.7015
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slate9889.8022
Wilson3186.0011

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUMRSH
TD05:31Brandon Jackson 1 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 70
SECOND QUARTERECUMRSH
TD13:36Darius Marshall 1 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 77
TD00:26Dominique Lindsay 3 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 147
THIRD QUARTERECUMRSH
FG10:09Craig Ratanamorn 28 Yd 1410
TD03:52Darius Marshall 20 Yd Run (Craig Ratanamorn Kick) 1417
TD00:00Patrick Pinkney 30 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 2117