GAMEDAY College Football

East Carolina 38, Navy 35

Associated Press

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - Owen Daffer drilled a 54-yard field goal as time expired to give East Carolina a 38-35 victory over Navy.

Maquel Haywood scored on a 98-yard kickoff return that gave Navy (2-8, 2-5 American) a 35-27 lead with 8:33 remaining.

East Carolina's Holton Ahlers answered with a 28-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Snead about three minutes later to tie it at 35. The Midshipmen punted with 1:24 to play, and Ahlers connected with Snead on a 46-yard pass on the next play.

East Carolina (7-4, 5-2) then let the clock run before Daffer's game-winning kick.

Ahlers was 27-of-32 passing for 405 yards and threw three touchdown passes. Keaton Mitchell carried the ball 18 times for 94 yards and had a 10-yard touchdown run for the Pirates.

Tai Lavatai threw a pair of short-yard touchdown passes for Navy. Carlinos Acie had 155 yards rushing that included a 90-yard touchdown run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ECUNavy
ECU TD 12:14 Keaton Mitchell 10 yd run (Owen Daffer kick) 7 0
Navy TD 7:01 Mychal Cooper 4 yd pass from Tai Lavatai (Bijan Nichols kick) 7 7
ECU TD 2:58 Tyler Snead 40 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (Owen Daffer kick) 14 7
Second Quarter ECUNavy
Navy TD 11:13 Chance Warren 4 yd pass from Tai Lavatai (Bijan Nichols kick) 14 14
ECU FG 5:29 Owen Daffer 37 yd FG 17 14
Navy TD 2:11 Isaac Ruoss 19 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 17 21
ECU TD 0:18 Ryan Jones 5 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (Owen Daffer kick) 24 21
Fourth Quarter ECUNavy
Navy TD 14:03 Carlinos Acie 90 yd run (Bijan Nichols kick) 24 28
ECU FG 8:47 Owen Daffer 25 yd FG 27 28
Navy TD 8:33 Maquel Haywood 98 yd kick return (Bijan Nichols kick) 27 35
ECU TD 5:01 Tyler Snead 28 yd pass from Holton Ahlers (C.J. Johnson 2pt pass from Holton Ahlers) 35 35
ECU FG 0:00 Owen Daffer 54 yd FG 38 35
Team Stats
  East Carolina Navy
First downs 24 17
  Rushing 8 15
  Passing 15 1
  Penalty 1 1
3rd Down Efficiency 6-14, 43% 5-8, 63%
4th down efficiency 4-5, 80% 0-0, -%
Rushes-Yards 35-158 44-345
Passing Yards 405 37
Return Yards 65 205
Completions-Attempts-Int 27-32-0 4-4-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 1--1
Punts 1 3
Punts-Average 34 48.3
Fumbles Lost 1-0 3-0
Penalties - Yards 6-50 4-33
Time of Possession 32:40 27:20
East Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Ahlers 27 32 405 3 0
Navy Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
T. Lavatai 4 4 37 2 0
East Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Mitchell 18 94 5.2 1
H. Ahlers 7 48 6.9 0
R. Harris 10 16 1.6 0
Navy Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
C. Acie 6 155 25.8 1
J. Harris II 14 57 4.1 0
T. Lavatai 13 51 3.9 0
I. Ruoss 6 32 5.3 1
C. Warren 4 30 7.5 0
K. Puailoa-Rojas 1 20 20.0 0
East Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
T. Snead 5 137 27.4 2
A. Omotosho 7 90 12.9 0
C. Johnson 3 89 29.7 0
R. Jones 5 42 8.4 1
K. Mitchell 4 42 10.5 0
J. Hatfield 1 4 4.0 0
S. Calhoun 1 1 1.0 0
R. Harris 1 0 0.0
0
Navy Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
M. Cooper 2 31 15.5 1
C. Warren 1 4 4.0 1
M. Walker 1 2 2.0 0
East Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
Navy Interceptions
Player Int Yards
East Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
J. Young 1 34 34.0
Navy Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Riethman 3 145 48.3
East Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Snead 1 5 5.0
Navy Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
East Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
T. Snead 2 41 20.5
M. Donald 1 11 11.0
W. Saba 1 8 8.0
Navy Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
V. Terrell II 3 69 23.0
A. Hassan 2 33 16.5
M. Haywood 1 98 98.0
East Carolina Missed FG
Player Length
Navy Missed FG
Player Length




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