Scores

Final/OT

NC State 27

(5-2, 2-1 away)

East Carolina 33

(4-2, 3-0 home)

12:00 PM ET, October 16, 2010

Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC

1 2 3 4 OT T
NCST 0 21 0 6 027
ECU 21 3 0 3 633

Top Performers

Passing: D. Davis (ECU) - 376 YDS, 2 TD

Rushing: M. Greene (NCST) - 16 CAR, 75 YDS

Receiving: L. Lewis (ECU) - 8 REC, 87 YDS, 1 TD

Dominique Davis throws two TDs as East Carolina survives NC State

Associated Press

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Dominique Davis scored on a 1-yard keeper while Damon Magazu intercepted Russell Wilson's final pass to help East Carolina beat North Carolina State 33-27 in overtime Saturday.

Davis threw for 376 yards and two touchdowns for the Pirates (4-2), who survived a thrilling finish with their instate rival in front of a sellout and record home crowd. East Carolina ran out to a 21-0 first-quarter lead only to see the Wolfpack rally to take the lead late in the fourth quarter on a field goal from Josh Czajkowski before staging its own comeback.

Michael Barbour's field goal with 1:04 left sent the game into overtime, where Davis put the Pirates ahead for good by bouncing off a pile of tacklers on a sneak and falling across the goal line.

The Wolfpack (5-2) couldn't answer, with Wilson forcing a pass over the middle to Jarvis Williams that Magazu grabbed at the goal line.

Almost immediately, the East Carolina sideline spilled onto the field to celebrate in front of the roaring home crowd in the newly finished end zone section of Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

It was quite a finish for the Pirates considering the game appeared to be slipping away only moments earlier. East Carolina committed countless mistakes, from 10 penalties to a pair of costly fumbles that both set up a touchdown for the Wolfpack and ended another drive just as the Pirates were crossing the goal line.

And yet, the Pirates figured out a way to beat N.C. State, a team that had won seven of 10 matchups with the state's four other Bowl Subdivision opponents under coach Tom O'Brien. That included two meetings with the Pirates.

Lance Lewis and Justin Jones had touchdown catches for the Pirates, while Jon Williams had a 5-yard TD run to cap East Carolina's first possession. The Pirates finished with 496 total yards, while their struggling defense hung in against Wilson and the Wolfpack's strong passing game.

Wilson threw for 322 yards and one touchdown to go with a rushing score, but he threw three interceptions and was charged with a fumble on a botched handoff with Mustafa Greene late in the first half.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
NCST
ECU
1st Downs2624
Total Yards476496
Passing322376
Rushing154120
Penalties6-4910-90
3rd Down Conversions5-185-13
4th Down Conversions3-31-1
Turnovers44
Possession32:3127:29

Passing Leaders

North Carolina StateC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Wilson26/523226.213
East CarolinaC/ATTYDSAVGTDINT
Davis37/533767.120

Rushing Leaders

North Carolina StateCARYDSAVGTDLG
Greene16754.7012
Wilson10373.719
East CarolinaCARYDSAVGTDLG
Ruffin15744.9013
Williams11312.8114

Receiving Leaders

North Carolina StateRECYDSAVGTDLG
Spencer69816.3049
Graham27738.5149
East CarolinaRECYDSAVGTDLG
Bowman59318.6036
Harris99110.1041

Scoring Summary

FIRST QUARTERNCSTECU
TD11:32Jonathan Williams 5 Yd Run. (Michael Barbour Kick) 07
TD03:49Lance Lewis 11 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis. (Michael Barbour Kick) 014
TD00:05Justin Jones 3 Yd Pass From Dominique Davis. (Michael Barbour Kick) 021
SECOND QUARTERNCSTECU
TD13:09T.J. Graham 49 Yd Pass From Russell Wilson. (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 721
TD09:07Russell Wilson 2 Yd Run. (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 1421
FG06:25Michael Barbour 35 Yd 1424
TD01:44Dean Haynes 1 Yd Run. (Josh Czajkowski Kick) 2124
FOURTH QUARTERNCSTECU
FG11:47Josh Czajkowski 22 Yd 2424
FG02:59Josh Czajkowski 37 Yd 2724
FG01:04Michael Barbour 31 Yd 2727
OVERTIMENCSTECU
TDDominique Davis 1 Yd Run. (Pat Failed) 2733