By Anthony Caruso III
Posted: December 23rd, 2013 at 11:17 pm EST
The East Carolina Pirates have won 10 games this season.
The Pirates ended their season with a 10-3 record and won 10 or more games for just the second time in school history. They ended their season by winning six of their last seven games.
East Carolina won 37-20 over the Ohio Bobcats in the Beef ‘O’Brady Bowl game in St. Petersburg, Florida this afternoon.
The Bobcats three game bowl win streak was snapped. And they were not able to reach their fourth-straight eight-win season, as they fell to 7-6 on the season.
The Pirates would go on a 20-point run to end the game. The Pirates were down 20-17 when the run started, and Warren Harvey’s extra point was blocked after their final touchdown.
Vinatavious Cooper had two rushing touchdowns in the final 10 minutes. Cooper had a 22-yard touchdown with 1:55 left in the game. And added a 31-yard touchdown with 9:45 left.
Shane Carden threw a 14-yard touchdown to Cam Worthy for the Pirates other touchdown at 7:29 left.
The Bobcats scored only two field goals in the second half. Kicker Josiah Yazdani kicked a 28-yard field goal in the fourth quarter and a 29-yard field goal in the third quarter.
Pirates kicker Warren Harvey kicked a 41-yard field goal to make it 17-14 at halftime.
After the Pirates two touchdowns in the first quarter, the Bobcats would score two touchdowns in the first 7 minutes of the second quarter. Tyler Tettleton threw a 17-yard touchdown pass to Daz’mond Patterson to make it 14-7.
The Bobcats tied the game at 14-14 after Derrius Vick completed a pass to Donte Foster for an 80-yard touchdown.
The Pirates rushed out to a 14-0 lead. Carden threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Worthy in their first of two touchdowns in the game. Breon Allen rushed 2-yards for the Pirates other touchdown.
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