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Tuesday, December 11, 2018  Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883


East Carolina Rocks No. 12 Hurricanes

East Carolina staged a stunner Saturday night at the Orange Bowl, giving the Miami Hurricanes back-to-back home losses for the first time since 1984.

Marcus Crandell threw three touchdown passes and the Pirates beat 12th-ranked Miami 31-6, shutting out the Hurricanes over the final 57 minutes for perhaps the biggest victory in school history.

The unranked Pirates (4-2), who were 17-point underdogs, beat Miami for the first time in nine tries.

Miami (4-2), trying to bounce back from a 34-16 loss last week to Florida State, instead got stuffed. The Hurricanes hadn’t dropped two in a row at the Orange Bowl since Jimmy Johnson’s first season as coach, when Maryland and Boston College beat Miami.

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