Both offenses had their struggles in the third as the two teams traded punts. Ohio swarmed ECU's Carden several times in the quarter, making things uncomfortable for the signal caller.
Warren Harvey missed a 29-yard field goal wide right with just under two minutes remaining in the third.
Ohio responded with a pass to Dante Foster 39 yards before a one-yard loss ended the quarter.
Ohio outgained the Pirates this time around in the third quarter 137-86.