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Tulsa Defeats East Carolina 49-24 - Recap

Zach Smith sliced and diced the Pirates defense for 331 yards as Tulsa handed East Carolina a 49-24 defeat on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Tulsa won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the -7.0-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 64.0.

Zach Smith completed 21 of 30 pass attempts for 331 yards for the Golden Hurricane in the win.

Holton Ahlers rushed for 35 yards for East Carolina, while Darius Pinnix Jr. added 27 yards. Holton Ahlers threw for 308 yards for the Pirates, while receivers C.J. Johnson and Blake Proehl had 141 and 89 yards respectively.

The time of possession battle favored Tulsa as their offense was on the field for 30:45, longer than the 29:15 of their opponents.