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East Carolina 27, Brigham Young 24

Associated Press

PROVO, Utah - Andrew Conrad kicked a 33-yard field goal as time expired, Keaton Mitchell ran for 176 yards and East Carolina beat BYU 27-24.

Conrad, a freshmen, made the game-winning kick with a line-drive wobbler that just cleared the crossbar following two timeouts from BYU.

It was the fourth consecutive win for East Carolina (6-3) while BYU (4-5) has lost four straight.

The Pirates were aided on their final drive with a 15-yard pass interference penalty on fourth-and-8 to get to the BYU 22 with 40 seconds left.

Mitchell carried the ball 21 times that included an 31-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. He was later hit in the head by Jacob Boren after catching an 8-yard pass from Holton Ahlers with six minutes left in the game. Mitchell finished the series, but then sat on the bench with his helmet off and didn't play in the final drive. Boren was ejected for targeting.

Ahlers threw for 197 yards and added a pair of short-yardage touchdown runs for the Pirates.

Jaren Hall threw two touchdown passes and was 18-of-25 passing for 144 yards and added 60 yards on the ground for BYU. Lopini Katoa had 116 yards rushing on 20 carries with a 24-yard touchdown run.


Scoring Summary
First Quarter ECUBYU
BYU FG 8:23 Jake Oldroyd 36 yd FG 0 3
ECU TD 6:29 Keaton Mitchell 31 yd run (Andrew Conrad kick) 7 3
Second Quarter ECUBYU
BYU TD 12:56 Lopini Katoa 24 yd run (Jake Oldroyd kick) 7 10
ECU FG 9:15 Andrew Conrad 23 yd FG 10 10
BYU TD 6:01 Puka Nacua 30 yd pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd kick) 10 17
ECU TD 2:42 Holton Ahlers 1 yd run (Andrew Conrad kick) 17 17
Third Quarter ECUBYU
BYU TD 9:58 Chase Roberts 2 yd pass from Jaren Hall (Jake Oldroyd kick) 17 24
ECU TD 7:07 Holton Ahlers 4 yd run (Andrew Conrad kick) 24 24
Fourth Quarter ECUBYU
ECU FG 0:00 Andrew Conrad 33 yd FG 27 24
Team Stats
  East Carolina BYU
First downs 20 22
  Rushing 10 13
  Passing 8 7
  Penalty 2 2
3rd Down Efficiency 2-8, 25% 6-13, 46%
4th down efficiency 0-1, 0% 0-2, 0%
Rushes-Yards 36-227 42-244
Passing Yards 197 144
Return Yards 60 52
Completions-Attempts-Int 15-22-0 18-25-0
Sacks-Yards Lost 0-0 0-0
Punts 2 3
Punts-Average 36 58.7
Fumbles Lost 1-0 0-0
Penalties - Yards 2-20 5-50
Time of Possession 26:04 33:56
East Carolina Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
H. Ahlers 15 22 197 0 0
BYU Passing
Player Cmp Att Yds TDs Int
J. Hall 18 25 144 2 0
East Carolina Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
K. Mitchell 21 176 8.4 1
M. Gunn Jr. 9 42 4.7 0
H. Ahlers 5 18 3.6 2
J. Hatfield 1 -9 -9.0 0
BYU Rushing
Player Carries Yds Avg TDs
L. Katoa 20 116 5.8 1
J. Hall 8 60 7.5 0
M. Davis 11 46 4.2 0
P. Nacua 3 22 7.3 0
East Carolina Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
I. Winstead 5 63 12.6 0
J. Hatfield 2 60 30.0 0
C. Johnson 4 45 11.3 0
R. Jones 2 18 9.0 0
K. Mitchell 1 8 8.0 0
K. King 1 3 3.0 0
BYU Receiving
Player Rec Yds Avg TDs
P. Nacua 7 79 11.3 1
B. Cosper 4 37 9.3 0
M. Wake 3 15 5.0 0
K. Hill 3 11 3.7 0
C. Roberts 1 2 2.0 1
East Carolina Interceptions
Player Int Yards
BYU Interceptions
Player Int Yards
East Carolina Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
L. Larsen 2 72 36.0
BYU Punting
Player Punts Yards Avg
R. Rehkow 3 176 58.7
East Carolina Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
M. Fleming 2 28 14.0
BYU Punt Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
East Carolina Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
J. Hatfield 1 32 32.0
BYU Kick Returns
Player Ret Yards Average
H. Nyberg 3 52 17.3
East Carolina Missed FG
Player Length
A. Conrad 42
BYU Missed FG
Player Length




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