(5-6, 4-3 C-USA)
(7-4, 6-1 C-USA)
3:30 PM ET, November 21, 2009
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, GREENVILLE, NC
Passing: P. Pinkney (ECU) - 250 YDS, 3 TD
Rushing: J. Webb (UAB) - 25 CAR, 132 YDS
Receiving: D. Harris (ECU) - 8 REC, 108 YDS, 2 TD
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Dwayne Harris caught eight passes for 108 yard and two touchdowns, including a kickoff return for a score, to lead East Carolina to a 37-21 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.
Harris, who finished with 254 all-purpose yards, caught touchdowns passes of 23 and 39 yards. He also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.
The Pirates (7-4, 6-1 Conference USA) can clinch the conference East Division title with a win next weekend over Southern Mississippi.
Patrick Pinkney, who went 20-for-25, passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns for East Carolina. Darryl Freeney had seven catches for 118 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch late in the third.
Joe Webb was 19-for-27 for 247 yards passing, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns and an interception for the Blazers (5-6, 4-3). Webb also had 132 yards rushing.