Scores

Final

East Carolina 38

(5-3, 4-1 American)

Memphis 19

(2-6, 1-4 American)

Coverage: ESPN2

8:00 PM ET, October 27, 2009

Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium, Memphis, TN

1 2 3 4 T
ECU 14 7 14 338
MEM 3 7 3 619

Top Performers

Passing: W. Hudgens (MEM) - 313 YDS, 2 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: D. Lindsay (ECU) - 22 CAR, 139 YDS

Receiving: D. Freeney (ECU) - 5 REC, 116 YDS, 1 TD

Pirates take advantage of four turnovers, beat Tigers

Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Quarterback Patrick Pinkney ran for two touchdowns to help East Carolina beat Memphis 38-19 on Tuesday night.

Dominique Lindsay ran for 139 yards for the Pirates (5-3, 4-1 Conference USA), who warmed up for a game against No. 14 Virginia Tech by rolling up nearly 500 yards on one of the country's worst defenses.

The Tigers, who rank 106th in total defense, fumbled twice to set up early scores for East Carolina.

Will Hudgens completed 33-of-48 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns for the Tigers, who turned the ball over four times.

Pinkney completed 14-of-27 passes for 216 yards and a touchdown, and was picked off once. His only carries were scoring runs of 23 and 3 yards.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
ECU
MEM
1st Downs2523
Total Yards497397
Passing222313
Rushing27584
Penalties9-897-49
3rd Down Conversions5-136-14
4th Down Conversions1-10-1
Turnovers14
Possession33:1326:47

Passing Leaders

East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Pinkney14/262168.311
MemphisC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Hudgens33/483136.521

Rushing Leaders

East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Lindsay221396.3021
Ruffin14876.2119
MemphisCARYDSAVGTDLG
Steele15795.3016
Pitts6223.709

Receiving Leaders

East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Freeney511623.2131
Harris55611.2024
MemphisRECYDSAVGTDLG
Calhoun99110.1022
Rucker58917.8143

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERECUMEM
TD10:34Patrick Pinkney 3 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 70
FG06:17Matt Reagan 26 Yd 73
TD04:27Dwayne Harris 8 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 143
SECOND QUARTERECUMEM
TD12:02Patrick Pinkney 23 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 213
TD00:43Carlos Singleton 14 Yd Pass From Will Hudgens (Matt Reagan Kick) 2110
THIRD QUARTERECUMEM
FG08:42Matt Reagan 45 Yd 2113
TD04:30Giavanni Ruffin 19 Yd Run (Ben Hartman Kick) 2813
TD00:28Darryl Freeney 31 Yd Pass From Patrick Pinkney (Ben Hartman Kick) 3513
FOURTH QUARTERECUMEM
TD12:42Marcus Rucker 43 Yd Pass From Will Hudgens (Pat Blocked) 3519
FG09:59Ben Hartman 48 Yd 3819