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East Carolina scores 45 points in 1st half, beats SMU 52-38

Nov. 28, 2020 5:28 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Holton Ahlers threw for four first-half touchdowns and East Carolina held off SMU's second-half rally for a 52-38 victory on Saturday. ECU (3-6, 3-5 American) scored a touchdown on its first six possessions of the game, and closed the half with a short field goal for a 45-7 lead. ...

ECU beats depleted Temple in game delayed by COVID concerns

Nov. 21, 2020 4:10 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Tyler Snead scored two touchdowns, including a 95-yard kickoff return, and East Carolina beat Temple 28-3 on Saturday in a game delayed nearly an hour because of COVID-19 concerns. The game started roughly 50 minutes late after a Temple player was taken back to campus for a rapid...

Cincinnati wide receiver Michael Young Jr. holds the ball up as he scores a touchdown during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against East Carolina, Friday, Nov. 13, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Ridder, No. 7 Cincinnati roll over East Carolina, 55-17

Nov. 14, 2020 12:21 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Desmond Ridder had another big game, and Cincinnati’s defense got some revenge. Ridder threw for 327 yards and three touchdowns and ran for another score to help No. 7 Cincinnati rout East Carolina 55-17 on Friday night. Cincinnati (7-0, 5-0 American Athletic) extended its...

Cincinnati running back Gerrid Doaks, left, reacts as quarterback Desmond Ridder, right, scores a rushing touchdown during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

Struggling East Carolina is next up for No. 7 Cincinnati

Nov. 12, 2020 2:39 PM EST

East Carolina (1-5, 1-4 American Athletic Conference) at No. 7 Cincinnati (6-0, 4-0), Friday at 7:30 p.m. EST (ESPN2). Line: Cincinnati by 27 1/2. Series record: East Carolina leads 13-10. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Cincinnati is looking to extend its school-record 19-game home winning streak while also keeping...

Cincinnati quarterback Desmond Ridder, center, carries the ball during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Houston, Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Aaron Doster)

East Carolina next to try to slow down No. 7 Cincinnati

Nov. 12, 2020 11:49 AM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — Cincinnati has had one of the nation's stingiest defenses the past three years. But last season, East Carolina scored 43 points and piled up 638 yards against the Bearcats. Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell said his returning defensive players haven't forgotten. “For us, it’s a...

Pratt, Carroll send Tulane past East Carolina 38-21

Nov. 7, 2020 4:09 PM EST

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Michael Pratt threw three touchdown passes and Cameron Carroll ran for two scores and Tulane controlled East Carolina in a 38-21 win on Saturday. The Green Wave (4-4, 2-4 American Athletic Conference) hadn't won consecutive games since a four-game win streak last year spanning from...

Tulsa running back TK Wilkerson (21) leaps into the end zone for the go-ahead touchdown with under a minute left during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

AAC acknowledges replay mistake in East Carolina-Tulsa game

Oct. 31, 2020 2:44 PM EDT

The American Athletic Conference said Saturday that replay officials in the East Carolina-Tulsa game erred when overturning a fumble call that would have ended what turned out to the the Golden Hurricane’s game-winning drive. Tulsa scored the go-ahead touchdown with 29 seconds left Friday in what turned...

East Carolina defensive back Jireh Wilson (35) sacks Tulsa quarterback Zach Smith (11) during an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, in Tulsa, Okla. (Ian Maule/Tulsa World via AP)

Wilkerson's TD with 29 seconds left gives Tulsa win over ECU

Oct. 31, 2020 1:07 AM EDT

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — T.K. Wilkerson scored a go-ahead touchdown with 29 seconds left to help Tulsa beat East Carolina 34-30 on Friday night. Tulsa's 11-play, 75-yard final drive was aided by two questionable replays — a fumble that was overturned and a fourth-down catch that appeared to hit the...

Navy wide receiver Mark Walker (80) tries to hurdle over East Carolina defensive back Warren Saba (17) during an NCAA football game on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020, in Greenville, N.C. (AP Photo/Jacob Kupferman)

Smith runs for 157 yards, 2 TDs in Navy's 27-23 victory

Oct. 17, 2020 4:19 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Nelson Smith ran for a career-high 157 yards and two touchdowns and Navy defeated East Carolina 27-23 on Saturday. Smith, a senior, bested his career high for the second straight game after gaining 120 yards in a win over Temple last week. Jamale Carothers added 82 yards and another...

E. Carolina drubs S. Florida behind Ahlers, Harris 44-24

Oct. 10, 2020 11:26 PM EDT

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Holton Ahlers threw for three touchdowns and Rahjai Harris ran for two scores and East Carolina beat South Florida 44-24 on Saturday night. With the win, East Carolina (1-2, 1-1 American) ended a six-game skid against the Bulls (1-3, 0-2 American). Johnny Ford's 8-yard scoring run gave...