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.