Minshew, Verity help East Carolina beat BYU 33-17, snap skid
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Backup quarterback Gardner Minshew threw two fourth-quarter touchdown passes and Jake Verity nailed four field goals as East Carolina pulled away for a 33-17 victory over BYU on Saturday night to snap a three-game skid.
Nelson throws for 5 TDs; E. Carolina beats W. Carolina 52-7
GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Philip Nelson passed for five touchdowns and ran for another in his East Carolina debut and the Pirates gave new head coach Scottie Montgomery a 52-7 victory over Western Carolina on Saturday.
Western Carolina took the opening kickoff and drove to the East Carolina 10 before Travon Simmons came up with an interception. Nine plays and 89 yards later, Nelson had run in from the 7 and the Pirates led from there.