East Carolina quarterback Patrick Pickney passes as Tulsa's James Lockett rushes during an NCAA college football game in Tulsa, Okla., on Sunday, Nov. 15, 2009. East Carolina won the game 44-17. (AP Photo)
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TULSA -- It was a far cry from last season's Conference USA championship game overtime thriller as East Carolina ran all over Tulsa in a 44-17 victory. The loss puts Golden Hurricane (4-6, 2-4) in jeopardy of missing out on a bowl for the first time in four seasons.
Dominique Lindsay ran for a career-high 172 yards, Darryl Freeney had a career-best 152 yards receiving and East Carolina maintained its lead in the C-USA East Division.
The Pirates (6-4, 5-1) dominated on offense in the first half and then sealed the game with three defensive touchdowns in the fourth quarter.