SMU Upsets ECU 28-21

Patrick Pinkney ended up shaking his flu like symptoms to start for the ECU Pirates.

Number 17, Dwayne Harris put the Pirates on the board first with a 10 yard rushing touchdown.

An offensive field goal kick was blocked by the SMU Mustangs and returned 65 yards by Bryan McCann.

Both teams are approaching the half tied 7 - 7.

Halftime score is tied 7-7.

SMU gets a 96 yard pass from Mitchell to Robinson for a touchdown for the Mustangs giving the third quarter score 14-7 SMU.

SMU's Rock Dennis intercepts Pinkney's pass and runs 53 yards for a SMU touchdown to make the score 21-7 over ECU.

ECU's 2 yard run touchdown by Giavani Ruffin puts ECU back in the game with a score of 21-14 SMU.

SMU stays strong throughout the game and Terrance Wilkerson scores the touchdown in tthe fourth quarter for the Mustangs.

ECU strikes back with a 77 yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Dwayne Harris bringing the score to 28-20 SMU.

SMU takes the win for a big upset over the Pirates with a final score of 28-21.
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Starting quarterback Patrick Pinkney is ill and will be a game time decision on whether or not he'll play. Brian Meador is with the team in Dallas, and says Pinkney has flu like symptoms

East Carolina will play the first of three inter-divisional contests on its 2009 Conference USA schedule without two key players.

Starting running back Brandon Jackson and starting outside linebacker Chris Mattocks did not make the trip to Dallas. Both players are sick. The extent of their illnesses are not known at this time.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Rahkeem Morgan did make the trip. He was cleared by doctors at the last minute and is in Dallas. A few other ECU players made the trip to Dallas wearing face masks.

Matt Thomspon is projected get the start at linebacker in place of Chris mattocks while Jonathan Williams is expected to replace Brandon Jackson.

Dakota Marshall will likely move into a starting role for the PIrates against the Mustangs when ECU goes into a nickel package which is expected often against the pass happy Mustangs.

ECU will kickoff at 8 p.m tonight at SMU. The game will air on WITN and we will have game updates here on witn.com.

The Pirates go into the game with an overall record of 3-2 against SMU's 2-2 so far this season.

East Carolina will play the first of three inter-divisional contests on its 2009 Conference USA schedule without two key players.


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