GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Dominique Davis threw four touchdown passes, including a pair to Reese Wiggins, but it took a 56-yard touchdown run by Torrance Hunt with 2:10 left in the game for East Carolina to beat Central Florida 38-31 on Saturday.
East Carolina (5-6, 4-3 Conference USA) broke a two-game losing streak and kept its bowl hopes alive. The Pirates finish their season at Marshall next Saturday. UCF (4-7, 2-5) lost for the third straight time and was knocked out of bowl contention.
Davis finished 19 of 31 for 203 yards but was intercepted once. His four touchdown passes matched his season high set in East Carolina's season-opening loss to South Carolina. One of his scoring passes to Wiggins was for 84 yards, the fourth longest in East Carolina history.
Davis also added a career-high 62 rushing yards on 12 carries.
Damon Magazu intercepted a pass on 4th down for Central Florida to seal a 38-31 ECU win.
Dominique Davis threw his fourth touchdown pass of the night and second of the game to Reese Wiggins to put ECU up 31-24 in the fourth quarter.
UCF capitalized off a Dominique Davis interception as Latavius Murray scored from 4 yards to tie the game at 24.
Dominique Davis threw his third touchdown pass of the day on an 84 yard connection to Reese Wiggins to put ECU up 24-17 in the third quarter.
UCF tied the game at 17 on a Nick Cattoi 39 yard field goal with 2 seconds left in the first half.
Joshua Reese caught a two yard touchdown pass to bring UCF to within three points. ECU still leads 17-14.
Dominique Davis threw his second touchdown pass of the game to Justin Hardy to put the Pirates up 17-7 in the first half.
Michael Barbour connected on a 36 yard field goal to put the Pirates up 10-7 in the first half against UCF.
Dominique Davis lofted a touchdown pass to Justin Jones to tie the game at 7 late in the first quarter.
Adam Nissley caught a three yard touchdown pass to put UCF up 7-0 against ECU.
ECU is playing Central Florida at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium tonight. Stay tuned to WITN.com for game updates.
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