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Game Center: East Carolina 48, Houston 28

Nov. 3, 2012 | Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | Attendance: 45,455

Features > Inside Game Day | Game Slants | Gallery | Post-game Audio

McNeill, Pirates answer doubters

GREENVILLE — By all measures, Saturday’s Conference USA showdown against Houston had the buildup of the most critical game of Ruffin McNeill’s tenure at East Carolina. Fresh off last week’s 56-28 debacle against Navy, McNeill suddenly found himself in testy territory with a fan base beginning to question the program’s direction.  ... More from Denny O'Brien...

Chips down, Pirates come through

GREENVILLE — Motivation took several forms for East Carolina on Saturday, but all of it was good as the Pirates thumped Houston 48-28 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ECU quarterback Shane Carden is from Houston but the Cougars showed him no attention in the recruiting process. "This game in general for our team was huge," said the first-year starter. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Photos from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Leonard Paulk wields Pee Dee's sword at the Pirates celebrate their 48-28 victory over Houston on Saturday. ©2012 View W.A. Myatt's 10-image slide show...

Coach Ruff Post-Game Audio

East Carolina coach Ruffin McNeill met with the press after the Pirates' 48-28 Conference USA victory over Houston on Saturday (Recorded by Al Myatt): Select audio clip...

Conference USA Scoreboard

   ECU 48, Houston 28 [FSN]
   Arkansas 19, Tulsa 15 [SECN]
   Marshall 38, Memphis 28
SATURDAY, NOV. 3 (continued):
   Rice 49, Tulane 47
   Central Florida 42, SMU 17 [CBSSN]
   UAB 27, Southern Miss 19 [CSS]

C-USA at a Glance: Standings, Scoreboard, Schedule & Players of the Week

ECU vs. Houston • Saturday, 12 pm • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (cap. 50,000) • TV: FSN

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