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COL FB: East Carolina 37, Ohio 20

Dec. 23, 2013 at 6:50 PM   |   Comments

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Vintavious Cooper set a Beef O'Brady's Bowl record with 198 rushing yards Monday and East Carolina ran past Ohio 37-20 Monday in St. Petersburg, Fla.

Cooper scored a pair touchdowns on 25 carries for the Pirates (10-3), who completed just their second season ever with a double-digit win total.

Shane Carden made good on 29-of-45 throws pass attempts en route to 273 yards and with a score and also received a TD pass as East Carolina notched its first bowl victory win since 2007.

The Conference USA champs also got a rushing score from Breon Allen and a Cam Worthy touchdown grab.

Tyler Tettleton was picked off three times for the Bobcats (7-6), completing 21-of-40 passes for 228 yards with a touchdown to Donte Foster.

Foster posted 160 receiving yards on six catches for Ohio.

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