Scores

Final

East Carolina 54

(6-4, 2-3 away)

UAB 42

(3-7, 2-3 home)

8:00 PM ET, November 11, 2010

Legion Field (AL), Birmingham, AL

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 7 17 3 2754
UAB 7 14 14 742

Top Performers

Passing: B. Ellis (UAB) - 418 YDS, 5 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: J. Williams (ECU) - 14 CAR, 82 YDS, 1 TD

Receiving: J. Anderson (UAB) - 7 REC, 82 YDS, 2 TD

East Carolina becomes bowl eligible by outscoring UAB

Associated Press

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Dominique Davis threw for 331 yards and five touchdowns to give East Carolina a 54-42 win over UAB on Thursday night.

The Pirates (6-4, 5-1 Conference USA) became bowl eligible by scoring 20 consecutive points. They trailed 42-34 with less than nine minutes to play, but a 56-yard punt return and a fumbled kickoff by UAB helped them close the gap quickly.

An 11-yard touchdown pass from Davis to Michael Bowman made it 42-40 after the tying 2-point attempt failed.

After the Blazers went three-and-out, Harris return a punt to the UAB 11. Two plays later Davis hit Jon Williams with an 11-yard touchdown pass. Davis ran for the conversion, giving ECU a 48-42 lead with 5:48 remaining.

Jonathan Williams had five catches for 115 yards and 14 carries for 82 yards and another score for East Carolina.

Bryan Ellis threw for 418 yards and five touchdowns for the Blazers (3-7, 2-4).

The teams put up 1,041 yards of total offense.

The Pirates' final score of the first half was set up by a 77-yard pass from Davis to Jon Williams, who was running wide open along the left sideline after UAB was late taking the field following a timeout. That led to a 9-yard touchdown run by Williams with 40 seconds left in the half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
UAB
1st Downs2528
Total Yards492545
Passing364418
Rushing128127
Penalties10-745-50
3rd Down Conversions8-157-14
4th Down Conversions1-11-2
Turnovers02
Possession27:2732:33

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis26/413318.150
UABC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Ellis31/494188.551

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Williams14825.9120
Harris3217.0010
UABCARYDSAVGTDLG
Shed18814.5017
Borne7486.9115

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Williams511523.0177
Lewis66210.3117
UABRECYDSAVGTDLG
Jones811013.8027
Shed9849.3126

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUUAB
TD06:09Jeffery Anderson 4 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 07
TD02:00Lance Lewis 5 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 77
SECOND QUARTERECUUAB
TD13:09Patrick Hearn 4 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 714
FG10:43Michael Barbour 52 Yd 1014
TD05:18Pat Shed 22 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 1021
TD02:36Andrew Bodenheimer 29 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Michael Barbour Kick) 1721
TD00:40Jonathan Williams 9 Yd Run (Michael Barbour Kick) 2421
THIRD QUARTERECUUAB
TD14:12Roddell Carter 58 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 2428
FG09:46Michael Barbour 41 Yd 2728
TD05:53Daniel Borne 8 Yd Run (Josh Zahn Kick) 2735
FOURTH QUARTERECUUAB
TD12:33Giavanni Ruffin 10 Yd Run (Michael Barbour Kick) 3435
TD09:41Jeffery Anderson 13 Yd Pass From Bryan Ellis (Josh Zahn Kick) 3442
TD08:18Michael Bowman 11 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 4042
TD05:48Jonathan Williams 11 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Dominique Davis Run For Two-Point Conversion) 4842
TD04:12Dwayne Harris 10 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis (Two-Point Pass Conversion Failed) 5442