College football: ECU 21, Marshall 17
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. ó Patrick Pinkney scored on a 30-yard run to put East Carolina ahead as the third quarter ended, and the Pirates’ defense forced two turnovers in the fourth quarter to beat Marshall 21-17 on Saturday.
Pinkney was 14-for-23 with 131 yards and an interception for ECU (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA).
Dominique Lindsay broke a 7-7 tie before halftime with a 3-yard touchdown run. Marshall (3-2, 1-1) pulled ahead 17-14 on Craig Ratanamorn’s 28-yard field goal and Darius Marshall’s 20-yard TD run in the third, setting up Pinkney’s go-ahead run.
Pinkney’s only carry came on the TD.
The Pirates defense held strong in the fourth. Marshall’s Brian Anderson was intercepted early in the quarter by Emanuel Davis and again late by Jeremy Chambliss. Scotty Robinson (Salisbury) finished with two QB hurries.