1954 Elks Bowl - Morris-Harvey 12, East Carolina 0

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Jan. 2, 1954

The 1953 Pirate football team put together one of the most successful seasons in school history up to that point, but ended the campaign on a bitter note with a 12-0 loss to Morris-Harvey in the 1954 Elks Bowl.

East Carolina College won the North State Conference championship in 1953 with a perfect 6-0 conference record, but its lone regular-season loss to Tampa cost the Pirates a bid to the Tangerine Bowl in Florida.

Quarterback Dick Cherry and end Bobby Hodges received honorable mention Little All-America by the Associated Press, and Cherry, Hodges, and Paul Gay were named to the Greensboro Daily News all-state team.

The loss to Morris-Harvey left the Pirates with a final record of 8-2.

Morris-Harvey6600 12
East Carolina0000 6

Scoring Summary

MH - Fetty 3 run (run failed)
MH - Spenik 28 pass from Maxwell (kick failed)

Team StatisticsMHECC
First Downs1013
Rushing Yardage11898
Passing Yardage6382
Total Offense181180
Passes (Comp-Att-Int)3-7-410-24-0
Fumbles Lost11
Punts-Avg8-345-33
Yards Penalized2560