By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The East Carolina Pirates defeated the Ohio Bobcats on Monday afternoon. The Pirates on 37-20 over the Bobcats in the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
The Pirates improved to 10-3 on the season. The Bobcats ended their season with a 7-6 record.
East Carolina won its 10th game or more in a season for just the second-time in program history. The Pirates won six of their last seven games.
This was the first-time that these two teams participated in the Beef O’Brady’s Bowl. East Carolina is now 3-0 against the Bobcats, as their most recent meeting before the Bowl game was in 1998 when the Pirates won 21-14 in Ohio.
East Carolina also won the first meeting 55-45 over Ohio on November 16th, 1996.
The Bobcats had their three-win Bowl game streak snapped. In addition, Ohio was not able to reach its fourth straight eight-win season with this loss.
Pirates quarterback Shane Carden went 29 of 45 for 273 yards. He also had a touchdown.
Cam Worthy also went 1 of 1 for 14 yards. He also had a touchdown.
Vintavious Cooper had 25 carries for 198 yards and two touchdowns. Carden had 10 carries for 40 yards. Breon Allen had six carries for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Justin Hardy had nine receptions for 66 yards. Zay Jones had eight receptions for 48 yards. Worthy had two receptions for 42 yards and a touchdown. Bryce Williams had two receptions for 27 yards.
Bobcats quarterback Tyler Tettleton went 21 of 40 for 228 yards. He also had one touchdown and three interceptions.
Backup Derrius Vick went 3 of 3 for 100 yards. He also had a one touchdown.
Beau Blankenship had 21 carries for 66 yards. Daz’Mond Patterson had 10 carries for 28 yards.
Donte Foster had six receptions for 160 yards and a touchdown. Patterson had six receptions for 77 yards and a touchdown. Landon Smith had two receptions for 37 yards. Chase Cochran had five receptions for 33 yards.
East Carolina scored 20 points in the second half. Cooper scored on a 31-yard rushing touchdown. Carden also hit Worthy for a 14-yard touchdown reception.
Cooper also scored on a 22-yard rushing touchdown.
Ohio scored six points in the second half. Josiah Yazdani made two field goals.
The Pirates led 17-14 at halftime. Carden hit Worthy for a five-yard touchdown reception. Allen also scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown. Warren Harvey also made a 41-yard field goal.
Bobcats’ Tettleton hit Patterson for a 17-yard touchdown reception. Vick also hit Foster for an 80-yard touchdown reception.
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