GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Dwayne Harris caught eight passes for 108 yard and two touchdowns, including a kickoff return for a score, to lead East Carolina to a 37-21 win over Alabama-Birmingham on Saturday.
Harris, who finished with 254 all-purpose yards, caught touchdowns passes of 23 and 39 yards. He also scored on a 99-yard kickoff return in the fourth quarter.
The Pirates (7-4, 6-1 Conference USA) can clinch the conference East Division title with a win next weekend over Southern Mississippi.
Patrick Pinkney, who went 20-for-25, passed for 250 yards and three touchdowns for East Carolina. Darryl Freeney had seven catches for 118 yards, including a 59-yard touchdown catch late in the third.
Joe Webb was 19-for-27 for 247 yards passing, including two fourth-quarter touchdowns and an interception for the Blazers (5-6, 4-3). Webb also had 132 yards rushing.
Kevin Sumlin responds to the recent rumors about his job status at Texas A&M.
Virginia Tech/Virginia and Vanderbilt/Tennessee are among the rivalry games with Vegas lines that conflict with Football Power Index expectations.
Kirk Herbstreit says the two players to watch for in the Iron Bowl are Auburn RB Kerryon Johnson and Alabama QB Jalen Hurts.
After five losing seasons, Kent State football coach Paul Haynes has been fired. Haynes, a former Kent State walk-on defensive back, was 14-45 overall. Kent State has had just two winning seasons in the past 30.
Coach Kevin Sumlin deflected questions about his future Wednesday when he was asked about a Houston Chronicle report that he will fired this weekend.
Miami's impressive performance this season has them moving up the CFP rankings and closing in on Alabama.