NCAAF Game Recap - East Carolina at Old Dominion
Sat Sep 28, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

Clem
21
UNC
20
F
Miss
31
Ala
59
F
OHSt
48
Neb
7
F
TxTch
16
Okla
55
F
MisSt
23
Aub
56
F
NW
15
Wisc
24
F
Tows
0
Fla
38
F
UVA
20
ND
35
F
PSU
59
MD
0
F
MidTN
3
Iowa
48
F
AzSt
24
Cal
17
F
USC
14
Wash
28
F
WaSt
13
Utah
38
F
Rut
0
Mich
52
F
UConn
21
UCF
56
F
TxAM
31
Ark
27
F
K St
13
OkSt
26
F
Ind
31
MSU
40
F
Navy
23
Mem
35
F
Duke
45
VaTec
10
F
SJSU
24
AF
41
F
C Mi
15
WestMI
31
F
Buff
20
MiaOH
34
F
NIU
18
Vand
24
F
Kans
14
TCU
51
F
BYU
21
Toled
28
F
HolyC
3
Syr
41
F
Del
14
Pitt
17
F
CoCar
37
App
56
F
IASt
21
Bayl
23
F
GATec
2
Temp
24
F
Minn
38
Purd
31
F
Akr
29
UMass
37
F
FlAtl
45
Char
27
F
Wake
27
BC
24
F
SMU
48
SoFL
21
F
Cin
52
Marsh
14
F
ArkSt
50
Troy
43
F
ULLaf
37
GaSo
24
F
ECU
24
OD
21
F
NM
10
Lib
17
F
SoAl
17
ULMon
30
F
Stan
31
OreSt
28
F
UAB
13
W Ky
20
F
Nich
3
TxSt
24
F
UTEP
13
SMiss
31
F
LaTec
23
Rice
20
F OT
ColSt
24
UtSt
34
F
KY
7
SCar
24
F
NCSt
13
FlaSt
31
F
UNLV
17
Wyo
53
F
Fres
30
NMSt
17
F
Hou
46
NorTx
25
F
Hawaii
54
Nev
3
F
UCLA
17
Ariz
20
F

Sep 28, 2019, 6:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

East Carolina (3-2)

10

7

0

7

24

Old Dominion (1-3)

3

0

10

8

21

East Carolina holds off late Old Dominion threat, 24-21
Sat Sep 28, 2019 9:43 PM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Warren Saba blocked a punt for a touchdown, Horton Ahlers passed for two more and East Carolina held off Old Dominion 24-21 Saturday night.

Each team scored a field goal on its first possession, but the tide began to turn when Saba blocked a Bailey Cate punt and recovered the ball for a four-yard touchdown.

A series later, Cate pinned the Pirates (3-2) back at the 4 with a 49-yard punt. Demetrius Mauney tore off a 21-yard run to kick off the 96-yard scoring march. Ahlers teamed with Blake Proehl on a 72-yard TD for a 17-3 halftime lead. The 14-point lead is ECU's largest after a half against an FBS team since the 2015 season.

Old Dominion's (1-3) Kesean Strong dove across from the 1 - he also picked up the two-point conversion - with 2:13 remaining as the Monarchs cut the gap to 24-21.

ECU was able to run out the clock in four plays for the win and also snap a 10-game road losing streak that began in the 2017 season.

Passing

ECU Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
H. Ahlers 21 8 38.1 2 202 72 2 66.1
OD Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
S. Smartt 30 20 66.7 0 203 45 2 58.1

Rushing

ECU Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
D. Mauney 10 52 5.2 21 0
T. Snead 2 24 12.0 20 0
OD Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
S. Smartt 22 76 3.5 37 1
R. Washington 5 9 1.8 10 0

Receiving

ECU Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
B. Proehl 2 100 50.0 72 1
D. Farrier 2 61 30.5 53 0
OD Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
N. Fitzgerald 1 45 45.0 45 0
H. Patterson 4 41 10.3 16 0

Fumbles

ECU F FL
H. Ahlers 1 0
T. Snead 1 1
OD F FL
S. Smartt 3 1

Returning

ECU KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
T. Snead 1 16.0 0 16 2 1.5 0 3
C. Gore 1 0.0 0 0 0 - 0 0
OD KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
D. Brown 0 - 0 0 1 20.0 0 20
B. Watson 1 20.0 0 20 0 - 0 0

Punting

ECU Punt Yds Avg LgPu
J. Verity 5 215 43.0 53
J. Young 1 47 47.0 47
OD Punt Yds Avg LgPu
B. Cate 6 252 42.0 49

Takeaways

ECU Int Yds InTD
J. McMillian 1 0 0
G. Stringer 1 10 0
OD Int Yds InTD
G. Hall 1 30 0
J. Young 1 7 0

Team Stats Comparison

ECU OD
Points For 24 21
Total Yards 309 293
Rushing Yards 107 90
Passing Yards 202 203
Passing Completions / Attempts 8/21 20/30
Turnovers 3 3
Interceptions Thrown 2 2
Fumbles - Lost 3/1 3/1
First Downs 12 16
Penalties - Yards 6/46 7/75
Time Of Possession 18:18 29:29
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/16 8/19
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 0/1 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 6/44 7/36

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter ECU OD
ECU 3:01 FG Jake Verity 29 yd FG 3 0
OD 9:02 FG Nick Rice 26 yd FG 3 3
ECU 11:54 TD Warren Saba 4 yd punt return (Jake Verity kick) 10 3
2nd Quarter ECU OD
ECU 2:39 TD Blake Proehl 72 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (Jake Verity kick) 17 3
3rd Quarter ECU OD
OD 2:43 TD Stone Smartt 5 yd run (Nick Rice kick) 17 10
OD 6:30 FG Nick Rice 39 yd FG 17 13
4th Quarter ECU OD
ECU 4:24 TD Anthony Watley 5 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (Jake Verity kick) 24 13
OD 12:47 TD Kesean Strong 1 yd run (KESEAN STRONG 2pt run) 24 21

Game Information

Stadium: Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium, Norfolk, Virginia
Attendance: 18,643
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