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3-9, 5th in American Athletic - East
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ECU hires coach Houston from JMU, new AD

East Carolina hired athletic director Jon Gilbert, who then announced that James Madison Dukes coach Mike Houston would now coach the Pirates.

NC State center punches way in for TD (0:25)
NC State interception sets up Gallaspy TD (0:30)
NC State's Meyers stretches for 24-yard TD (0:30)
Gallaspy gallops in for TD (0:21)
NC State's Harmon lays out for terrific TD catch (0:27)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Charlotte athletic director Mike Hill releases a statement that the school has withdrawn a contract offer to James Madison coach Mike Houston because Houston still plans to pursue other jobs. Houston likely will take the East Carolina job instead. Charlotte could turn to Matt Canada, Maryland's acting head coach for the past season, or other candidates for its vacancy.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

East Carolina could be the top Group of 5 job in this coaching cycle. James Madison coach Mike Houston had been considered a top candidate for ECU but likely will be the next coach at Charlotte. Matt Canada, who served as Maryland interim coach this season, will be in the mix. Arkansas State coach Blake Anderson could be, too.

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ECU fires Montgomery after 9 wins in 3 seasons

Scottie Montgomery, who went 9-26 in his three seasons at East Carolina, was fired Thursday. Defensive coordinator David Blackwell will coach the Pirates' season finale.

Tulane WR breaks free from defense and scores long TD (1:12)
Henderson rips off 71-yard Memphis TD (0:32)
ECU gets back in it with 29-yard TD pass (0:27)
Temple's 330-pound DT plows in for TD (0:56)
Temple WR only needs one hand for sick 31-yard TD (0:43)
Temple's Russo delivers 3rd TD pass of half (0:36)
Temple returner turns on jets for 59-yard TD (0:52)
Temple QB connects for 2nd TD pass of 1st quarter (0:31)
Temple QB threads the needle for 24-yard TD (0:34)

Team Stats

Passing Yards284.8
Rushing Yards129.7
Points For22.8195th
Points Against37.3