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Final Score Exclusive: Top 5 Games in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium History---2. Rivalry Games

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We combined three of the biggest "rivalry" wins for East Carolina for our number two slot in our list of the greatest games in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium history.

Two wins over North Carolina State and a victory over North Carolina rank all rank among the best games ever played at Dowdy-Ficklen.

In 1999, East Carolina beat N.C. State 23-6 led by future NFL star David Garrard. Garrard iced the game with a late touchdown run.

In 2007, kicker Ben Hartman overcame three missed field goals to boot the gamewinner on the last play of the game as East Carolina beat UNC 34-31. Pirate coach Skip Holtz told his struggling kicker a bad joke to help him relax before the winning kick.

In 2010, freshman defensive back Damon Magazu intercepted a Russel Wilson pass in overtime as East Carolina beat North Carolina State, 33-27.

We ranked the trio of games for our number two position in our list of the greatest games in the stadium's history. 

The Final Score compiled its list to honor Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, which turns 50 this year.

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