Scores

Final/OT

Marshall 16

(4-5, 1-4 away)

East Carolina 19

(6-3, 4-1 home)

Coverage: CBS Sports Network

3:30 PM ET, November 8, 2008

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 OT T
MRSH 0 3 6 7 016
ECU 3 10 3 0 319

Top Performers

Passing: P. Pinkney (ECU) - 287 YDS, 1 TD

Rushing: D. Marshall (MRSH) - 20 CAR, 123 YDS

Receiving: C. Slate (MRSH) - 5 REC, 62 YDS, 2 TD

East Carolina 19, Marshall 16, OT

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Ben Hartman kicked four field goals, including a 27-yarder in overtime, leading East Carolina to a 19-16 win over Marshall on Saturday.

It was East Carolina's second consecutive overtime victory after defeating Central Florida 13-10 on another Hartman field goal last week.

Hartman, who also kicked field goals of 31, 51 and 21 yards, missed a 42-yard field goal with 3 seconds left in the fourth quarter after Marshall (4-5, 3-2 Conference USA) tied the game with 1:33 left on Mark Cann's 34-yard touchdown pass to Cody Slate, their second score of the game.

The Pirates (6-3, 4-1) exacted revenge on the Thundering Herd and took sole possession of first place in the Conference USA's East Division. Marshall dashed East Carolina's conference title hopes last year when the Thundering Herd defeated the Pirates 26-7.

The Pirates put themselves in the driver's seat for a chance to play the winner of Conference USA's West Division winner. Tulsa, undefeated in conference play at 5-0, leads the West.

Pat Pinkney, who keyed East Carolina's season-opening upsets of Virginia Tech and West Virginia, returned to the starting quarterback job and went 26-for-37 for 290 yards and one touchdown.

Pinkney's found Davon Drew on a 5-yard touchdown pass to cap a nine-play, 73-yard drive with less than two minutes in the half to take a 13-3 lead.

Marshall's Darius Marshall rushed for 123 yards on 20 carries.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
MRSH
ECU
1st Downs1620
Total Yards292387
Passing137287
Rushing155100
Penalties3-206-64
3rd Down Conversions5-157-17
4th Down Conversions1-10-0
Turnovers21
Possession26:4533:15

Passing Leaders

MarshallC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Cann13/291374.722
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pinkney26/372877.810

Rushing Leaders

MarshallCARYDSAVGTDLG
Marshall201236.2022
Small12383.2014
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Whitley23683.009
Simmons7213.006

Receiving Leaders

MarshallRECYDSAVGTDLG
Slate56212.4234
Passmore25829.0051
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Drew48020.0133
Lee46115.3041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERMRSHECU
FG03:41Ben Hartman 31 Yd FG 03
SECOND QUARTERMRSHECU
FG09:19Ben Hartman 51 Yd FG 06
FG01:41Craig Ratanamorn 31 Yd FG 36
TD00:12Davon Drew 5 Yd Pass From Patrick Pinkney. (Ben Hartman Kick) 313
THIRD QUARTERMRSHECU
TD10:19Cody Slate 7 Yd Pass From Mark Cann. (Pat Failed) 913
FG02:55Ben Hartman 21 Yd FG 916
FOURTH QUARTERMRSHECU
TD01:21Cody Slate 34 Yd Pass From Mark Cann. (Tyler Warner Kick) 1616
OVERTIMEMRSHECU
FGBen Hartman 27 Yd FG 1619