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Smith’s 5 passing TDs sends Tulsa to win over E. Carolina

Nov. 30, 2019 3:43 PM EST

GREENEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Zach Smith threw a career-high five touchdown passes, Shamari Brooks ran for a career-high 202 yards and Tulsa beat East Carolina 49-24 on Saturday. Brooks, a junior, finished the season with 1,086 yards rushing. The Pirates led for 36 seconds when Jake Verity kicked a 51-yard...

East Carolina pulls out 31-24 victory over UConn

Nov. 23, 2019 4:24 PM EST

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Holton Ahler scored on a 2-yard run with 3:31 remaining in the game and East Carolina rallied last in a 31-24 victory over Connecticut on Saturday. UConn trailed 24-14 after three quarters, but Clayton Harris kicked a 27-yard field goal 27 seconds into the fourth period and Zack...

Memorial service set for 1970 Marshall plane crash

Nov. 11, 2019 4:15 AM EST

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — An annual memorial service is set this week to honor the 75 lives lost in a 1970 plane crash involving Marshall University's football team. The service is set for noon Thursday in Huntington, West Virginia. Each year, the water at the Marshall Memorial Student Center's fountain is...

No. 23 SMU bounces back by outscoring East Carolina 59-51

Nov. 9, 2019 5:35 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — If there was any concern about a letdown coming off a first loss that changed the course of the season for No. 23 SMU, it disappeared in another wild, high-scoring game. Shane Buechele threw five touchdown passes, Xavier Jones broke one of Eric Dickerson's school records and the Mustangs...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another close call vs UConn

Nov. 8, 2019 4:07 PM EST

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Cincinnati Bearcats trailed by a dozen points in the fourth quarter on the road against an overmatched opponent, a predicament that felt rather familiar. The No. 17 Bearcats pulled another one out, rallying for a 46-43 victory at East Carolina. And they came away thinking this must...

No. 23 SMU has to avoid hangover against ECU after 1st loss

Nov. 8, 2019 2:42 AM EST

DALLAS (AP) — SMU's chance for its first unbeaten season since the Pony Express days got lost near Graceland and not far from Beale Street. The road for the No. 23 Mustangs in trying to represent the Group of Five in the Cotton Bowl only 25 miles from their campus got much more crowded. They will need some...

No. 23 SMU looks to bounce back against East Carolina

Nov. 7, 2019 3:49 PM EST

DALLAS (AP) — East Carolina (3-6, 0-5 AAC) at No. 23 SMU (8-1, 4-1), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ESPNU). Line: SMU by 21. Series record: East Carolina leads 4-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? SMU looks to bounce back from its first loss of the season, and stay in contention for the American Athletic Conference West...

No. 17 Cincinnati wants to avoid another scare vs UConn

Nov. 7, 2019 3:44 PM EST

UConn (2-7, 0-5 AAC) at No. 17 Cincinnati (7-1, 4-0), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (CBS). Line: Cincinnati by 35. Series record: Cincinnati leads 12-3. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Bearcats survived another close call against an overmatched team last week, rallying from a 12-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat East...

No. 17 Cincinnati escapes with 46-43 victory over ECU

Nov. 2, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Trailing by double figures in the final minutes, No. 17 Cincinnati proved something to coach Luke Fickell — and maybe to everyone else, too. The Bearcats rallied to beat East Carolina 46-43 on Saturday night when Sam Crosa kicked a 32-yard field goal as time expired. Desmond...

No. 17 Cincinnati visits ECU looking to keep rolling

Nov. 1, 2019 10:06 AM EDT

No. 17 Cincinnati isn't sneaking up on anyone anymore. Not with its highest national ranking in a decade. The challenge for the Bearcats: Being mentally strong enough to handle its opponents' best efforts, starting Saturday night at rebuilding East Carolina. "We put ourselves in a position to get a lot of...