From the end zone, here is video of coach Mike Houston leading the East Carolina football team onto the field Saturday before taking on Charleston Southern at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium for this year's "paint it gold" game. ECU won 31-28.

The Pirates led 24-14 at halftime and took control with a 31-14 lead in the third quarter on a Ja'Quan McMillian pick-six interception. It marked the Pirates' sixth straight game with an interception, matching an INT streak from 2014, and the hosts held on from there for a three-point victory and 2-2 season record.

"It's two close wins and I give it all to my team, but it's definitely a great feeling being 2-2 with two wins in a row going into (American Athletic) Conference play," McMillian said. "We hope that momentum keeps going."

ECU's next game is versus Tulane at 3:30 p.m., also at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The Pirates haven't had a three-game win streak since 2014.

Video by Willow Abbey Mercando.

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