Scores

Final

UCF 31

(4-7, 2-5 American)

East Carolina 38

(5-6, 4-3 American)

7:00 PM ET, November 19, 2011

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 T
UCF 7 10 7 731
ECU 10 7 7 1438

Top Performers

Passing: D. Davis (ECU) - 203 YDS, 4 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: T. Hunt (ECU) - 9 CAR, 100 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: R. Wiggins (ECU) - 6 REC, 123 YDS, 2 TD

East Carolina 38, UCF 31

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Dominique Davis threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Reese Wiggins, but it took a 56-yard touchdown run by Torrance Hunt with 2:10 left in the game for East Carolina to beat Central Florida 38-31 on Saturday night.

East Carolina (5-6, 4-3 Conference USA) broke a two-game losing streak and kept its bowl hopes alive. The Pirates finish their season at Marshall next Saturday.

UCF (4-7, 2-5) lost for the third straight time and was knocked out of bowl contention.

Davis finished 19 of 31 for 203 yards but was intercepted once. His four touchdown passes matched his season high set in East Carolina's season-opening loss to South Carolina. One of his scoring passes to Wiggins was for 84 yards, the fourth-longest in East Carolina history.

Davis also added a career-high 62 rushing yards on 12 carries.

UCF rallied from a 17-7 deficit early in the second quarter to knot the score at 24-24 with 1:32 left in the third on a 4-yard run by Latavius Murray.

After East Carolina went up 31-24 on Wiggins' second touchdown catch with 8:20 left in the game, the Knights tied the score again. Backup quarterback Blake Bortles hit J.J. Worton for a 19-yard touchdown pass with 3:49 left.

East Carolina's winning drive covered 68 yards, with Hunt breaking free up the middle and then dashing down the left sideline 56 yards for the touchdown -- the longest rush of his career.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
UCF
ECU
1st Downs1618
Total Yards313389
Passing198203
Rushing115186
Penalties9-965-43
3rd Down Conversions9-183-14
4th Down Conversions0-22-2
Turnovers22
Possession34:1025:50

Passing Leaders

UCFC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Godfrey9/131007.711
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis19/312036.541

Rushing Leaders

UCFCARYDSAVGTDLG
Murray21874.1119
Godfrey14171.2013
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Hunt910011.1156
Davis12625.2028

Receiving Leaders

UCFRECYDSAVGTDLG
McDuffie99310.3024
Reese45112.8125
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Wiggins612320.5284
Hardy6366.0111

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERUCFECU
TD08:55Adam Nissley 3 Yd Pass From Jeff Godfrey (Nick Cattoi Kick) 70
TD03:00Justin Jones 9 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 77
FG00:00Michael Barbour 36 Yd 710
SECOND QUARTERUCFECU
TD10:45Justin Hardy 7 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 717
TD05:13Joshua Reese 2 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Nick Cattoi Kick) 1417
FG00:02Nick Cattoi 39 Yd 1717
THIRD QUARTERUCFECU
TD08:41Reese Wiggins 84 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 1724
TD01:32Latavius Murray 4 Yd Run (Nick Cattoi Kick) 2424
FOURTH QUARTERUCFECU
TD08:20Reese Wiggins 10 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 2431
TD03:49J.J. Worton 19 Yd Pass From Blake Bortles (Nick Cattoi Kick) 3131
TD02:10Torrance Hunt 56 Yd Run (Michael Barbour Kick) 3138