EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) East Carolina needed a missed field goal from UConn as time expired to prevent overtime, but the Pirates snapped a seven-game losing streak on Sunday with a 41-38 win over the Huskies.
Pirates quarterback Thomas Sirk, coming off a concussion that caused him to miss last week's loss to Virginia Tech, completed 30 of 39 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns, all to Davon Grayson.
UConn (1-2) drove to the Pirates 15 with six seconds left, but sophomore Michael Tarbutt's kick went wide right on the final play.
"Really stressful there at the end, but that's good," said ECU coach Scottie Montgomery. "You have to get a tough one before you can get an easy one."
Early on, it looked like it would be very easy for ECU in the conference opener for both teams.
East Carolina (1-3) found the end zone on its first three drives, and put up points the first five times it had the ball. >> Read more
Copyright 2017 by the Associated Press