Harris’ 3 scores lead East Carolina past UAB 37-21

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GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP)—Dwayne Harris caught eight passes for 108 yard and two touchdowns, including a kickoff return for a score, to lead East Carolina to a 37-21 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.

Harris, who finished with 254 all-purpose yards, caught touchdowns passes of 23 and 39 yards. He also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.

The Pirates (7-4, 6-1 Conference USA) can clinch the conference East Division title with a win next weekend over Southern Mississippi.

Patrick Pinkney, who went 20-for-25, passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns for East Carolina. Darryl Freeney had seven catches for 118 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch late in the third.

Joe Webb was 19-for-27 for 247 yards passing, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns and an interception for the Blazers (5-6, 4-3). Webb also had 132 yards rushing.

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 Top Performers
 UAB
J. Webb J. Webb, QB
19-27, 247 yds
2 TDs, 1 INT
 East Carolina
P. Pinkney P. Pinkney, QB
20-25, 250 yds
3 TDs