Advertisement
 

East Carolina beats Houston to win Conference USA title

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Pirates handle No. 18 Cougars, 38-32, despite Keenum's big day

December 06, 2009
  • East Carolina's Travis Simmons knocks the ball from Houston's L.J. Castile in the end zone to help seal the Pirates' 38-32 victory in the Conference USA championship game on Saturday.
East Carolina's Travis Simmons knocks the ball from Houston's… (Sara D. Davis / Associated…)

East Carolina 38, No. 18 Houston 32: Dominique Lindsay and Giavanni Ruffin each ran for two touchdowns and the defense hung in against a powerful offense to help the Pirates (9-4) beat the Cougars (10-3) in the Conference USA championship game at Greenville, N.C. Dwayne Harris also had a big day with 123 yards receiving and a 22-yard touchdown catch. Case Keenum had a big day for Houston, completing 56 of 75 passes for a title-game-record 527 yards and five touchdowns. James Cleveland had 19 catches for another game-record of 241 yards.

Florida Atlantic 28, at Florida International 21: Alfred Morris ran for two touchdowns and caught a pass for another score to lead the Owls (5-7, 5-3) over the Panthers (3-9, 3-5) in a Sun Belt Conference game.

-- associated press

Advertisement
Los Angeles Times Articles
|
|
|