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Most of the week the Knight and Pirates line bounced around before settling at 56 Wednesday and most of Thursday. Within two hours of kickoff, most books shifted the total to 55.5. Most action had gotten in at the 56 and with one second left and a 30-26 East Carolina lead, most bettors likely accepted their fate at a push.
Then a terrible defensive effort by three separate East Carolina defenders ensured that the game ended 32-30 in favor of the Knights while burning under bettors in the process.