Davis honored by C-USA|ECU QB threw five TD passes to top Tulsa

Published 2:39 pm Tuesday, September 7, 2010

By Staff
 ECU Sports Information
IRVING, Texas – After guiding East Carolina to a 51-49 come-from-behind victory over Tulsa in the season opener for both teams, junior quarterback Dominique Davis was named the Conference USA Offensive Player-of-the-Week according to an announcement by league officials Monday.
 Davis threw a Hail Mary to the right side of the endzone that freshman Justin Jones came down with as time expired to erase a 49-45 deficit and lift the Pirates to the win over the Golden Hurricane. With the victory, ECU started C-USA play 1-0 for the third-straight season.
 Davis, a transfer from Fort Scott Community College who began his career at Boston College, finished his East Carolina debut completing 27-of-46 passes for 383 yards and five touchdowns. He became the first Pirate quarterback to toss five scoring strikes in a game since Jeff Blake, against Southern Miss Nov. 9, 1991, a span of 219 games.
 Davis also recorded the sixth-highest single-game passing total by an ECU signal caller in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history and posted the highest opening-day passing total by a Pirate in school history, besting a 333-yard total by Michael Anderson versus Syracuse in 1992.
 During the contest, Davis threw touchdown passes of 30, 33, 34 and 43 yards. In all of 2009, the Pirates had four scoring passes of 30 or more yards.
 The Lakeland, Fla., native also added 29 rushing yards and found the endzone from two yards away. In all, Davis accounted for six of the Pirates’ seven touchdowns.
 Conference USA also honored Tulane sophomore linebacker Trent Mackey as the defensive player-of-the-week and SMU senior kicker/punter Matt Szymanski as the special teams player-of-the-week.
 The Pirates return to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium Saturday, Sept. 11, for a 12 noon matchup with league foe Memphis. The contest is slated for regional broadcast on Comcast Sports South and will be televised locally on WITN-TV.