Sunday, September 5, 2010

East Carolina Pulls Off A Hail Mary

A hell of a way to start the Ruffin McNeill era at East Carolina. The Pirates pulled off what their calling in Greenville the "McNeill Miracle" defeating Tulsa 51-49.

ECU quarterback Dominique Davis threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Justin Jones who caught it around a crowd of Golden Hurricane defenders to win it for the Pirates.

Why describe it when we can show you the video. (Thanks ESPN/

"We knew the situation and the clock [on the last drive of the game]." East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill said. "The thought process was to just drive it 70 yards and score. We felt like we had enough time with one timeout left. I was happy with the offense because that's the way we practice those situations."

Here's the local angle, thanks to our friends at WNCT/CBS9 in Greenville...
Brian Bailey was outside Dowdy-Ficklen with his live shot...

1 comment:

Jonathan Bentz said...

Thx for posting this. My dad is an ECU alum, and I definitely would have gotten my ass beat at today's Labor Day cookout if I hadn't seen this clip yet. Much appreciated.