ECU routs Cincinnati 48-20 on Senior Day, improves to 3-8

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) - Gardner Minshew threw for a career-high 444 yards and four touchdowns, Trevon Brown accounted for a school record 270 yards receiving and two touchdowns and East Carolina handled Cincinnati 48-20 on Saturday.

Minshew's 444 yards is the fifth-highest yardage total for a single game in East Carolina (3-8, 2-5 American Athletic) history. Minshew threw a 23-yard touchdown to Tahj Deans, Hussein Howe ran it in from 3-yards out and Minshew threw a 1-yarder to Jimmy Williams and the Pirates built a 21-0 lead with 9:06 left before halftime.

Hayden Moore responded on the following drive with a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kahlil Lewis to make it 21-6 after missing the point after, and Moore later threw a 10-yard score to JaQuay Savage to shave the deficit to 21-13.

Following a Pirates field goal just before halftime, Minshew threw a 95-yard score to Brown - the longest in school history - and a 22-yarder to Deondre Farrier and East Carolina was never threatened.

Moore threw for 187 yards and three touchdowns for Cincinnati (3-8, 1-6).


On the back of junior quarterback Gardner Minshew's four touchdowns, ECU gets a win on Senior Day over Cincinnati, 48-20.

Minshew completed 31 out of 45 passes for 444 yards. Overall the Pirates (3-8, 2-5), threw for 464 yards.

Through the air alone, the Pirates out gained the Bearcats (3-8, 1-6). ECU out gained Cincy, 578 to 326.

Trevon Brown was a big standout with nine catches for 270 yards and two touchdowns for the junior.

Washington High alum Jimmy Williams caught three passes for 38 yards for touchdowns in his final game at Dowdy-Ficklen stadium