St. Petersburg, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - Vintavious Cooper rushed for a
record 198 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns on 25 attempts, leading East
Carolina to a 37-20 decision over Ohio in the Beef O'Brady's Bowl.
Shane Carden threw for 273 yards and a score on 29-of-45 throws and also
caught a TD pass for the Pirates (10-3), who reached double digits in wins for
the second time in program history thanks to their first bowl victory since
Breon Allen added a rushing score, Justin Hardy recorded 66 yards on nine
receptions and Cam Worthy added a touchdown grab for the victors from
Tyler Tettleton and Derrius Vick each threw a touchdown pass for the Bobcats
(7-6). Tettleton finished 21-of-40 for 228 yards with a connection to Dazmond
Peterson, while Vick found Donte Foster in the end zone.
Foster ended up with a game-high 160 yards on six catches in defeat.
The Sports Network