East Carolina 37, Ohio 20

Date - Monday, December 23, 2013 2:00 PM
Location - Tropicana Field
Attendance - 20053

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
East Carolina 14 3 0 20 37
Ohio 0 14 3 3 20

Recap


East Carolina 37, Ohio 20: Vintavious Cooper rushed for a career-high 198 yards, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns, as the Pirates rallied to beat the Bobcats at the Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Shane Carden completed 29-of-45 passes for 273 yards - breaking East Carolina's single-season school record with 4,139 - and a touchdown. Carden also caught a 14-yard touchdown strike from receiver Cam Worthy with 7:29 remaining to seal it as the Pirates (10-3) snapped a four-game losing streak in bowls.

Donte Foster caught six passes for 160 yards and a score as the Bobcats came from two touchdowns behind to take a 20-17 lead in the fourth quarter. Tyler Tettleton completed 21-of-40 for 228 yards, going over 9,000 for his career, with a touchdown and three interceptions as Ohio (7-6) lost for the first time in its last three bowls. 

Carden connected with Worthy for a 5-yard touchdown and Breon Allen ran 2 yards for a score as the Pirates led 14-0 in a dominant first quarter. Ohio responded with Tettleton’s 17-yard scoring strike to Daz’mond Patterson and Foster’s 80-yard TD reception from backup Derrius Vick to trail 17-14 at intermission.

The Bobcats tied it on Josiah Yazdani’s 29-yard field goal in the third quarter and his 28-yarder gave them the lead 1:27 into the fourth. Yazdani later missed his first field goal of the season and the Pirates drove 71 yards in five plays, capped by Cooper’s 31-yard run up the middle with 9:45 left to put East Carolina ahead 24-20.

GAME NOTEBOOK: East Carolina WR Justin Hardy became the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards (3,047), passing Dwayne Harris (3,001), after gaining 66 on nine catches. … Foster joined LaVon Brazill (1,146) as the only two Ohio players to have 1,000 receiving yards in a season with 1,018. … Carden joined Cooper to become the first duo on an FBS team this season to have 4,000 yards passing and 1,000 yards rushing, respectively.
 
SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 10:45
East Carolina   TD  Ohio 0 - East Carolina 7
1st Quarter - 0:27
East Carolina   TD  Ohio 0 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 14:39
Ohio   TD  Ohio 7 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 9:54
Ohio   TD  Ohio 14 - East Carolina 14
2nd Quarter - 1:01
East Carolina   FG  Ohio 14 - East Carolina 17
3rd Quarter - 6:42
Ohio   FG  Ohio 17 - East Carolina 17
4th Quarter - 13:34
Ohio   FG  Ohio 20 - East Carolina 17
4th Quarter - 9:45
East Carolina   TD  Ohio 20 - East Carolina 24
4th Quarter - 7:29
East Carolina   TD  Ohio 20 - East Carolina 31
4th Quarter - 1:55
East Carolina   TD  Ohio 20 - East Carolina 37
TEAMS

Team Records

  East Carolina Ohio
W/L 10 - 3 - 0 7 - 6 - 0
Conference 6 - 2 - 0 4 - 4 - 0

Team Stats

  East Carolina Ohio
Score 37 20
First Downs 30 21
3rd Down Efficiency 7-for-16
44%
8-for-22
36%
4th Down Efficiency 0-for-2
0%
1-for-1
100%
Total Yards 568 435
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 41-281 37-107
Average/Rush 6.9 2.9
Passing
Comp-Att 30-46 24-44
Passing Yards 287 328
Average/Pass Play 6.0 7.0
Penalties-Yards 9-75 5-60
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 0 3
Time of Possession 33:24 26:36

PLAYER STATS

East Carolina (10 - 3)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
S. Carden 29/45 273 1 0
C. Worthy 1/1 14 1 0
Ohio (7 - 6)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
T. Tettleton 21/40 228 1 3
D. Vick 3/3 100 1 0
L. Smith 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
V. Cooper 25 198 7.9 2
B. Allen 6 43 7.2 1
S. Carden 10 40 4.0 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
B. Blankenship 21 66 3.1 0
D. Patterson 10 28 2.8 0
T. Tettleton 4 14 3.5 0
D. Vick 2 -1 -0.5 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Hardy 9 66 7.3 0
I. Jones 8 48 6.0 0
C. Worthy 2 42 21.0 1
B. Williams 2 27 13.5 0
B. Allen 1 25 25.0 0
Z. Pasut 2 23 11.5 0
V. Cooper 3 22 7.3 0
R. Wiggins 2 20 10.0 0
S. Carden 1 14 14.0 1
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
D. Foster 6 160 26.7 1
D. Patterson 6 77 12.8 1
L. Smith 2 37 18.5 0
C. Cochran 5 33 6.6 0
I. Dixon 1 6 6.0 0
T. Mangen 1 6 6.0 0
J. Reid 2 5 2.5 0
T. Hill 1 4 4.0 0