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Davis leads Pirates to 'Hail' of a win

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

In his first start at East Carolina, former Fort Scott Community College Greyhound quarterback Dominique Davis provided one of the greatest finishes in the history of the program.

Davis heaved a 33-yard "Hail Mary" touchdown pass to a leaping Justin Jones as time expired to give the Pirates a wild 51-49 victory against Tulsa on Sunday at Greenville, N.C.

Davis was 27 of 46 for 383 yards with five touchdown passes -- two to Lance Lewis, two to Dwayne Harris -- and one rushing TD in his first start for East Carolina (1-0 overall, 1-0 Conference USA).

"That was the greatest experience of my life," said Davis, the former Boston College quarterback. "There were probably people in the stands -- our fans -- who probably thought the game was over."

After Tulsa scored with just 1:22 left to play in the fourth quarter, Davis whisked the Pirates downfield in nine plays. On the final snap, he launched the ball high toward a handful of players in the end zone. The 6-foot-8 Jones outjumped everyone for it, setting off a wild celebration.

After a brief review, the call was upheld the call, and the Pirates, who were flagged for excessive celebration, took a knee on their extra-point try.

Other notable former Greyhound performances from this past weekend:

* Wide Receiver Brandon Kinnie had 6 catches for 59 yards and linebacker LaVonte' David made 13 total tackles, -- 5 unassisted and 8 assisted -- for Nebraska in its 49-10 victory over Western Kentucky. Offensive lineman Jermarcus Hardrick also saw plenty of playing time and help provide the way for the No. 6- ranked Huskers.

* Running back Jasmin Hopkins had 22 yards on 5 carries and one catch for 6 yards in his Northern Illinois debut as the Huskies lost to Iowa State last Thursday night.

* Defensive lineman Anthony White had 3 tackles (1 solo and 2 assists) in Michigan State's 38-14 victory over Western Michigan.

* Defensive back Bryant Sanchez is leading 2-0 Pittsburg State University with 2 interceptions. Sanchez also has recorded 3 tackles in PSU's first two games.

The FSCC Sports Information department will continue to track the progress of former 'Hounds will post in the Fort Scott Tribune periodically.

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