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King throws 3 TD passes, Houston beats E. Carolina 52-27

Houston (AP) D'Eriq King threw for three touchdowns and ran for a score, the Cougars converted three turnovers into scores, and Houston became bowl eligible, beating East Carolina 52-27 on Saturday.

King was 15-of-21 passing for 330 yards and scored on a 2-yard run on Houston's (6-3, 4-2 American Athletic Conference) opening drive and the Cougars led 21-0 after the first. King threw a 5-yard TD pass to Courtney Lark, a 75-yarder to Steven Dunbar and a 62-yarder to Linell Bonner that was set up by Emeke Egbule's fumble recovery.

Dunbar gained a career-high 171 yards on six receptions and Bonner had seven catches for 147 yards.

Brandon McDowell had a 74-yard pick-six in the fourth quarter as the Houston defense held the Pirates to 36 yards rushing.

Terrell Williams' interception set up Duke Catalon's 22-yard TD run and Mulbah Car scored on a 1-yard run.

Gardner Minshew set a conference single-game record for completions for East Carolina (2-7, 1-4). He was 52-of-68 passing for 463 yards, with TD throws of 34 and 9 yards to Trevon Brown, who had 11 receptions for 141 yards, and an 18-yarder to Quay Johnson, who caught 14 passes for 115 yards.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 2:48
9-J.Verity extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
27
52
Touchdown 2:48
5-G.Minshew complete to 23-Q.Johnson. 23-Q.Johnson runs 18 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
76
yds
03:17
pos
26
52
Field Goal 7:36
9-J.Verity 52 yards Field Goal is Good.
11
plays
30
yds
04:42
pos
20
52
Point After TD 12:26
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
52
Touchdown 12:41
5-G.Minshew incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 27-B.McDowell at HOU 26. 27-B.McDowell runs 74 yards for a touchdown.
9
plays
68
yds
01:08
pos
17
51
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 1:27
42-C.Novikoff 44 yards Field Goal is Good.
8
plays
53
yds
02:48
pos
17
45
Point After TD 6:09
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
42
Touchdown 6:09
4-D.King complete to 15-L.Bonner. 15-L.Bonner runs 62 yards for a touchdown.
2
plays
65
yds
00:42
pos
17
41
Point After TD 8:52
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
35
Touchdown 8:52
4-D.King complete to 88-S.Dunbar. 88-S.Dunbar runs 75 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
75
yds
00:11
pos
17
34
Point After TD 9:03
9-J.Verity extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
17
28
Touchdown 9:03
5-G.Minshew complete to 88-T.Brown. 88-T.Brown runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
14
plays
75
yds
05:57
pos
16
28
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 5:24
9-J.Verity extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
10
28
Touchdown 5:24
5-G.Minshew complete to 88-T.Brown. 88-T.Brown runs 34 yards for a touchdown.
6
plays
76
yds
01:48
pos
9
28
Point After TD 7:19
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
3
28
Touchdown 7:19
34-M.Car runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
4
plays
75
yds
01:21
pos
3
27
Field Goal 8:42
9-J.Verity 22 yards Field Goal is Good.
18
plays
85
yds
00:58
pos
3
21
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 1:20
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
21
Touchdown 1:20
4-D.King complete to 9-C.Lark. 9-C.Lark runs 5 yards for a touchdown.
10
plays
96
yds
03:38
pos
0
20
Point After TD 7:02
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
14
Touchdown 7:02
2-D.Catalon runs 22 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
22
yds
00:07
pos
0
13
Point After TD 10:48
42-C.Novikoff extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
0
7
Touchdown 10:48
4-D.King runs 2 yards for a touchdown.
11
plays
75
yds
04:12
pos
0
6
Team Stats
1st Downs 33 16
Rushing 4 7
Passing 27 8
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 12-22 5-9
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-0
Total Net Yards 496 472
Total Plays 98 48
Avg Gain 5.1 9.8
Net Yards Rushing 36 142
Rush Attempts 24 26
Avg Rush Yards 1.5 5.5
Net Yards Passing 460 330
Comp. - Att. 54-74 15-22
Yards Per Pass 6.2 15.0
Sacked - Yards Lost 1-8 0-0
Penalties - Yards 7-51 4-34
Touchdowns 3 7
Rushing TDs 0 3
Passing TDs 3 3
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 0
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 0-0
Int. Thrown 2 0
Punts - Avg 3-42.7 3-46.0
Return Yards 117 85
Punts - Returns 0-0 0-0
Kickoffs - Returns 5-117 0-0
Int. - Returns 0-0 2-85
Kicking 5/6 8/8
Extra Points 3/3 7/7
Field Goals 2/3 1/1
Safeties 0 0
1234T
East Carolina 2-7 01071027
Houston 6-3 21717752
460 PASS YDS 330
36 RUSH YDS 142
496 TOTAL YDS 472
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
G. Minshew 5 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.5% 463 3 1 145.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
58.8% 1117 9 3 135.6
G. Minshew 52/68 463 3 1
T. Sirk 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
33.3% 5 0 1 7.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
55.7% 1655 9 9 119.3
T. Sirk 2/6 5 0 1
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Pinnix 27 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 18 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
51 185 1
D. Pinnix 8 18 0 6
T. Dye 22 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
38 146 0
T. Dye 3 12 0 6
D. Scott 24 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
39 110 2
D. Scott 1 6 0 6
D. Grayson 85 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 40 0
D. Grayson 1 4 0 4
Q. Johnson 23 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 4 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 3 0
Q. Johnson 1 4 0 4
D. Anderson 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
24 65 0
D. Anderson 4 2 0 9
H. Howe 28 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
52 216 1
H. Howe 1 2 0 2
T. Sirk 10 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
62 162 3
T. Sirk 2 0 0 3
G. Minshew 5 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 -12 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 -36 0
G. Minshew 3 -12 0 1
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. Brown 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
11 141 2
SEASON REC YDS TD
37 599 5
T. Brown 11 141 2 34
Q. Johnson 23 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
14 115 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
44 445 3
Q. Johnson 14 115 1 21
Ji. Williams 81 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 58 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
25 352 1
Ji. Williams 7 58 0 16
D. Grayson 85 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 38 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
53 833 6
D. Grayson 6 38 0 16
H. Howe 28 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 37 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
16 126 0
H. Howe 5 37 0 16
T. Deans 8 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 62 1
T. Deans 3 27 0 13
D. Farrier 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
15 107 1
D. Farrier 3 21 0 9
D. Pinnix 27 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 19 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 35 0
D. Pinnix 3 19 0 9
S. Baggett 86 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 64 1
S. Baggett 1 7 0 7
M. Vines 19 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
2 39 0
M. Vines 1 5 0 5
D. Scott 24 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 31 0
D. Scott 0 0 0 0
A. Watley 80 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
0 0 0
A. Watley 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
D. Robinson 13 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Robinson 1-0 0.0 0
Jo. Williams 7 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
Jo. Williams 1-0 0.0 0
J. Price 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Price 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
J. Verity 9 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
13/19 25/25
J. Verity 2/3 52 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Barnes 17 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 42.7 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 43.5 1
A. Barnes 3 42.7 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Brown 88 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 28.7 48 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
12 22.1 48 0
T. Brown 3 28.7 48 0
D. Pinnix 27 RB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 25 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
2 15.5 25 0
D. Pinnix 2 15.5 25 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
D. King 4 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
71.4% 330 3 0 250.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
65.1% 489 5 0 199.0
D. King 15/21 330 3 0
K. Allen 10 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
0% 0 0 0 0.0
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
76.2% 771 4 4 142.8
K. Allen 0/1 0 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
D. Catalon 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 77 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
129 596 8
D. Catalon 9 77 1 22
M. Car 34 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
8 29 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
47 293 3
M. Car 8 29 1 19
P. Carr 30 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 16 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 26 0
P. Carr 4 16 0 7
D. King 4 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
3 14 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
37 143 4
D. King 3 14 1 11
D. Mitchell 8 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
8 29 0
D. Mitchell 2 6 0 6
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
S. Dunbar 88 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
6 171 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
56 695 2
S. Dunbar 6 171 1 75
L. Bonner 15 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
7 147 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
58 652 4
L. Bonner 7 147 1 62
R. Brooker 82 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 7 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 45 0
R. Brooker 1 7 0 7
C. Lark 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 5 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
6 143 2
C. Lark 1 5 1 5
K. Corbin 18 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
8 152 0
K. Corbin 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
A. Robinson 22 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
A. Robinson 2-0 0.0 0
E. Oliver 10 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
E. Oliver 2-0 0.0 0
B. McDowell 27 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
B. McDowell 1-0 0.0 1
D. Hines 12 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
D. Hines 1-0 0.0 0
L. Godfrey 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 1.0
L. Godfrey 1-1 1.0 0
E. Egbule 8 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
E. Egbule 1-0 0.0 0
T. Williams 23 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 4 0.0
T. Williams 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
C. Novikoff 42 K
IN-GAME FG XP
1/1 7/7
SEASON FG XP
8/10 35/35
C. Novikoff 1/1 44 7/7 10
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Roy 38 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
3 46.0 0
SEASON NO AVG IN20
47 41.9 0
D. Roy 3 46.0 0 48
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
10:41 ECU 17 0:52 3 4 Punt
8:26 ECU 25 1:07 3 53 INT
7:02 ECU 25 1:58 6 28 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:20 ECU 25 0:58 18 70 FG
7:12 ECU 24 1:48 6 76 TD
4:20 ECU 28 4:18 13 69 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 ECU 25 5:57 14 75 TD
8:42 HOU 50 1:42 6 21 Fumble
6:09 ECU 33 1:47 5 16 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
1:18 ECU 30 1:08 9 68 INT
12:18 ECU 40 4:42 11 25 FG
6:05 ECU 24 3:17 11 76 TD
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 HOU 25 4:12 11 75 TD
9:42 HOU 30 1:06 4 -3 Punt
7:09 ECU 22 0:07 1 22 TD
4:58 HOU 19 3:38 10 81 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
8:40 HOU 25 1:21 4 75 TD
5:24 HOU 25 0:58 3 2 Punt
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
9:03 HOU 25 0:11 1 75 TD
6:51 HOU 35 0:42 2 65 TD
4:15 HOU 20 2:48 8 53 FG
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
7:30 HOU 25 1:18 3 6 Punt
2:48 HOU 25 2:09 4 16 Game