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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- Case Keenum threw for 399 yards and
three touchdowns, and Houston earned its first win against a ranked
opponent in a dozen years by beating No. 23 East Carolina 41-24 on
Saturday.
Patrick Edwards had 11 catches for 146 yards and a touchdown for
the Cougars (2-3, 1-0 Conference USA), who had no trouble moving
the ball and finished with 621 total yards. Bryce Beall ran for 132
yards and two scores, while Houston's defense didn't allow the
Pirates to score an offensive touchdown until midway through the
third quarter.
Houston had lost 18 straight games against ranked opponents
since a 56-49 overtime win against then-No. 20 Southern Mississippi
in November 1996.


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