Correction: Houston-East Carolina story

 
 
Updated 10/14/2018 8:18 PM
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GREENVILLE, N.C. -- In a story Oct. 13 about the Houston-East Carolina college football game, The Associated Press reported erroneously that it was a Conference USA contest. Both teams play in the American Athletic Conference.

A corrected version of the story is below:

King-led Houston controls East Carolina in 42-20 win

D'Eriq King threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Houston's defense mostly stifled East Carolina in a 42-20 win

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- D'Eriq King threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Houston's defense mostly stifled East Carolina in a 42-20 win on Saturday night.

King threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Courtney Lark, and then ran for an 8-yard touchdown and the Cougars (5-1, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) led 14-0 before the midway mark of the first quarter. With 68 seconds before halftime, King threw a 6-yard touchdown to Romello Booker for a 21-3 lead.

With five minutes left in the third, Ed Oliver sacked Reid Herring, forced a fumble and Emeke Egbule scooped it up and ran it five yards into the endzone for a 28-6 lead. East Carolina didn't reach the endzone until 5:15 left to play. The Cougars' defense held East Carolina to 41 yards rushing on 31 carries.

Trevon Brown led East Carolina (2-4, 0-3) with 13 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown.

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