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Sept. 8, 2012 | Williams-Brice Stadium | Columbia, SC | Attendance: 77,006

Myatt's Inside Game Day  |  O'Brien's Game Slants  |  Photo Gallery  |  Post-game Audio  |  Post-game Video

Back to square one at QB

COLUMBIA, SC — There is at least one silver lining in East Carolina’s 48-10 blowout loss to South Carolina Saturday. Of the ten remaining opponents on the Pirates’ schedule, there isn’t anyone that rivals the Gamecocks’ talent. If there was ever any doubt about the speed and depth of a Southeastern Conference contender, it was erased by a South Carolina team that dominated from start to finish. ... More from Denny O'Brien...

Pirates get their kicks

COLUMBIA, SC — In a 48-10 loss at No. 9 South Carolina on Saturday, East Carolina's struggles seemed to greatly outnumber its highlights, but Pirates punter Trent Tignor continued to be a positive factor with his booming boots. Five ECU possessions were short-circuited by turnovers but when the Pirates stalled and Tignor came in to do his thing, the junior from the Atlanta area had a 46.4-yard average on five punts with a longest of 53 yards. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Photo Gallery from Williams-Brice Stadium

Coach Ruffin McNeill Post-Game Audio

East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill met with the press after the Pirates' 48-10 loss at South Carolina on Saturday. (Recorded by Al Myatt)

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Conference USA Scoreboard

Saturday, Sept. 8:
   Tulsa 45, Tulane 10 [FSN]
   Ohio State 31, Central Florida 16 [ESPN2]
   South Carolina 48, East Carolina 10 [SECN]
   Rice 25, Kansas 24 [FSN]
Saturday, Sept. 8 (continued):
   Arkansas State 33, Memphis 28 []
   Ole Miss 28, Texas-El Paso 10 [FSN]
   Marshall 52, Western Carolina 24 [FCS]
   Louisiana Tech 56, Houston 49 [CBSSN]
   SMU 52, Stephen F. Austin 0 [TWTX]

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