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Southern Methodist holds off East Carolina 28-21

Oct 11, 2009 - 3:48 AM DALLAS(AP) -- Bo Levi Mitchell completed 17 of 29 passes for 266 yards and two touchdowns to lead Southern Methodist to a 28-21 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Aldrick Robinson scored on a 96-yard touchdown reception to tie for the longest touchdown pass in SMU history, and the Mustangs (3-2, 2-0 Conference USA) snapped the Pirates' five-game conference winning streak.

Dominique Lindsay led all rushers with 144 yards on 24 attempts for ECU (3-3, 2-1).

The Mustangs scored 21 consecutive points to take a 21-7 lead, capped by safety Rock Dennis' 53-yard interception return with 8:12 left in the third quarter.

SMU's first score came on a 63-yard touchdown return off a blocked field goal by Bryan McCann with 3:52 left in the first half.