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ECU runs to 48-9 victory over Gardner-Webb

The East Carolina University football team defeated Gardner-Webb University by a score of 48-9 on Saturday inside Dowdy-Ficklen stadium.

Rushing was a glaring issue last week when ECU faced North Carolina State University in the season opener. By the end of the fourth quarter, the Pirates had logged just 41 yards on the ground and managed only six total points on two field goals by junior kicker Jake Verity.

After last week’s loss, head coach Mike Houston echoed the need to improve the run game.

“We’ve got to be able to do our job at the running back position and not just go down at the first hit,” Houston said earlier in the week.