Pirates Control Destiny After USM Loss

Hattiesburg, MS - The UCF Knights did East Carolina a huge favor Sunday night by knocking off Southern Miss at the Rock in Hattiesburg 34-17. The Pirates now stand alone atop the C-USA East standings with a 4-1 conference record. All other teams in the East have 2 losses or more so the Pirates control their own destiny. If East Carolina wins their last 3 games, they will win the East division and earn a spot in the C-USA Championship game that would be played at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville. Houston is the only team in the West Division with one loss and the Pirates already beat them so ECU would earn the right to host the title game if they win out.