Navy Football Secures Third Shutout with 10-0 Victory over ECU; Pirates Shutout for First Time in 26 Years

ANNAPOLIS, Md.: Navy’s Alex Tecza scored the only touchdown, and the team’s defense secured its third shutout of the season with a 10-0 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

This marked the first time in 323 games that ECU had been shut out, dating back 26 years. Navy is also the first FBS team to achieve three shutouts this season.

The closest ECU (2-9, 1-6) came to scoring was a missed 49-yard field-goal attempt in the second quarter.

Tecza’s 19-yard touchdown came in the first quarter after quarterback Xavier Arline’s 39-yard run.

Arline threw for 102 yards and rushed for 68, while Tecza rushed for 94 yards on 24 carries. Navy had 276 yards of offense.

ECU’s Alex Flinn threw for 155 yards, was intercepted twice, and lost a fumble. Flinn was ECU’s leading ballcarrier with 31 of their 34 rushing yards.

East Carolina will end its season next Saturday at home against Tulsa, while Navy will conclude its league season next Saturday at SMU before facing Army on Dec. 9 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

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