Scores

Final

East Carolina 7

(6-5, 5-2 American)

Marshall 26

(2-8, 2-4 C-USA)

4:30 PM ET, November 10, 2007

Joan C. Edwards Stadium, Huntington, WV

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 0 0 7 07
MRSH 3 7 6 1026

Top Performers

Passing: B. Morris (MRSH) - 238 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: B. Morris (MRSH) - 11 CAR, 126 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: E. Wynn (MRSH) - 6 REC, 51 YDS, 1 TD

Marshall 26, East Carolina 7

Associated Press

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) -- Bernard Morris threw for two touchdowns and ran for another to lead Marshall to a 26-7 win over East Carolina on Saturday night.

Morris completed 24-of-32 passes for 238 yards and rushed 11 times for 126 yards. He became the first quarterback in Marshall history to surpass 1,000 career rushing yards.

Marshall (2-8, 2-4 Conference USA), which was coming off a 34-point loss at Central Florida, compiled 477 yards of offense.

The loss prevented East Carolina (6-5, 5-2) from clinching the East Division title. The Pirates, averaging 32 points per game, were limited to 276 total yards and saw their five-game conference winning streak snapped.

Chris Johnson, who had 301 rushing yards and four TDs a week ago against Memphis, was held to 72 yards on 12 carries.

Marshall jumped ahead 16-0 early in the third quarter after Morris scored on a 75-yard run. He also had a 23-yard TD pass to E.J. Wynn in the second quarter and a 17-yard scoring toss to Emmanuel Spann in the fourth.

Anthony Binswanger kicked field goals of 34 and 33 yards for Marshall.

Johnson's 4-yard TD run late in the third accounted for the only scoring for East Carolina.

East Carolina's Patrick Pinkney completed 13-of-21 passes for 109 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
MRSH
1st Downs1426
Total Yards259477
Passing151238
Rushing108239
Penalties5-555-50
3rd Down Conversions4-137-14
4th Down Conversions1-31-1
Turnovers00
Possession22:0737:53

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pinkney13/211095.200
MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Morris24/322387.420

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Johnson12726.0122
Williams3196.3013
MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Morris1112611.5175
Marshall12675.6023

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bryant34816.0027
Johnson24522.5028
MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spann35919.7133
Slate6538.8016

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUMRSH
FG06:23Anthony Binswanger 34 Yd 03
SECOND QUARTERECUMRSH
TD00:27E.J. Wynn 23 Yd Pass From Bernard Morris (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 010
THIRD QUARTERECUMRSH
TD11:30Bernard Morris 75 Yd Run (Pat Failed) 016
TD07:55Chris Johnson 4 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 716
FOURTH QUARTERECUMRSH
TD14:08Emmanuel Spann 17 Yd Pass From Bernard Morris (Anthony Binswanger Kick) 723
FG05:41Anthony Binswanger 33 Yd 726