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No. 18 East Carolina takes UConn's best shot, wins 31-21

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Coach Ruffin McNeill doesn't care about impressing the committee that will decide if No. 18 East Carolina deserves a major bowl berth. ''We just want to win by one,'' McNeill said, ''and get up out of there.'' That's not far from what happened Thursday night against Connecticut. The Pirates needed a strong fourth quarter...
Via AP on Fox
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates Sloppy in Win Over UConn

It was an ugly, 31-21 win for East Carolina against American Athletic Conference rival UConn on Thursday night. Ugly wins still count in the win column, so that’s something to be happy about, right? Wrong. Photo used courtesy of cbslocal.com. Sure, the Pirates put up 10 unanswered points down the stretch, but it shouldn’t have even been close during those late and crucial stages...
Via AAC Football Fever
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Carden helps No. 18 ECU beat UConn, 31-21

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Shane Carden threw for a season-high 445 yards, Breon Allen ran for two touchdowns and No. 18 East Carolina pulled away to beat Connecticut 31-21 on Thursday night. Carden was 38 of 64 during his seventh career 400-yard performance. He helped the Pirates (6-1, 3-0 American Athletic Conference) sidestep a major upset bid by four-touchdown-underdog UConn (1-6...
Via AP on Fox
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paw Prints – The Daily UConn Huskies Roundup – 10/23/14

Paw Prints is our daily look at the happenings for the UConn Huskies football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball teams as well as the other sports the student-athletes engage in. We will do our best to bring you the links from all of the media that covers the Huskies on a DAILY basis. Thank you for stopping by and making SOX & Dawgs your home for UConn Huskies news...
Via Sox and Dawgs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Connecticut Huskies at East Carolina Pirates: Betting odds, point spread and tv info

On Thursday night the Connecticut Huskies and East Carolina Pirates will face off against one another in a matchup of two schools from the American Athletic Conference. Connecticut and East Carolina have gone in opposite directions this season. The Huskies are 1-5 while the Pirates are 5-1. Coverage of the game between Connecticut and East Carolina will air on ESPNU beginning at...
Via Tireball.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 East Carolina ready for visit from UConn

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina hasn't been on a roll like this in quite a while. For these 18th-ranked Pirates, there's really no time to savor it - not with so much more left to pursue. They've off to their best start in 15 years, have settled into their first national ranking since 2008 and have a prime-time audience for their latest high-scoring show when Connecticut...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

UConn’s Bob Diaco Focuses on Improvement First, Pirates Second

The UConn Huskies face a tall task Thursday night when they travel to Greenville, N.C. to take on the 18th-ranked East Carolina Pirates. Mired in a four-game losing streak, the Huskies will be facing a team determined to continue its hot start and maintain its outside shot at a spot in the first college football playoff. Photo used courtesy of Jeremy Fowler at cbssports.com. At the...
Via AAC Football Fever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

ECU Pirates Have a Tricky Road to Peach Bowl

After their excellent early-season form (see their midseason report here), it would be easy to prematurely anoint the East Carolina Pirates as American Athletic Conference champions. A look at their schedule would back that up. No Houston, no Memphis, and an offense-free UCF in Greenville appears to be the only major threat. But overlooking any opponent could ruin the Pirates’...
Via AAC Football Fever
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Week 8 Stock Watch: Receiver’s White, Hardy Keep Rising, First-Round Linemen Struggle

The senior receiver class has proved to be one of the most intriguing and surprisingly talent-filled for the 2014 NFL Draft, and after Week 8, two of the familiar faces have once again seemed to rise on draft boards. Kevin White and Justin Hardy keep rising, get to know a certain Mountain West offensive tackle and AAC linebacker, and two well-known linemen didn’t have the best...
Via Optimum Scouting
3 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 18 Pirates' receiver depth boosting offense

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Isaiah Jones is fine with seeing opposing defenses focusing on fellow receiver Justin Hardy in No. 18 East Carolina's passing game. That attention on Hardy is giving young wideouts like Jones and true freshman Trevon Brown chances to make plays in a prolific offense. And their emergence has given the Pirates more options downfield heading into Thursday...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Breon Allen Could Be ECU Pirates’ Difference Maker Down the Stretch

East Carolina has been proving all season long that Shane Carden can throw the ball and that he has many targets to throw to. Opponents are looking to stop this dynamic pass threat and thus rendering the Pirates’ offense useless and upsetting the 18th-ranked team in the country. Photo used courtesy of zimbio.com. In the words of the great Lee Corso: “Not so fast my friend!...
Via AAC Football Fever
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Did USF Make ECU Pirates Look Vulnerable?

In the 28-17 victory over South Florida, did the East Carolina Pirates look vulnerable? That is the question I struggled with as I watched and re-watched the game from last weekend. I honestly can’t say that the Pirates looked vulnerable. Beatable, yes. Vulnerable? No. After breaking down that game, I have pinpointed three areas of concern in high, medium and low concern levels...
Via AAC Football Fever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina Pirates at South Florida Bulls: Betting odds, tv info

On Saturday the East Carolina Pirates and South Florida Bulls face face off against one another in a match-up of two All American Conference schools. No. 19 East Carolina (4-1) will be looking to add to its resume with a win over South Florida (2-3) in this one. Coverage of the game between East Carolina and South Florida will air on ESPNU and WatchESPN beginning at 7:00 pm ET from...
Via Tireball.com
14 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina-South Florida Preview Capsule

No. 19 East Carolina (4-1, 1-0 American) at South Florida (2-3, 1-0), 7 p.m. ET (ESPNU) Line: East Carolina by 15 Series Record: South Florida leads 4-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE In addition to aiming for a 2-0 league start in its first season in the American Athletic Conference, East Carolina is looking for its first victory over South Florida, which has won the four previous four meetings...
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

University of South Florida screws up their homecoming shirts

The University of South Florida hosts East Carolina this weekend for their homecoming game. To help celebrate, the school has decided to make shirts for students to where to the game. But there is a real big problem with the shirts the school made. South Florida’s school colors are green and gold, but the shirts are purple which is East Carolina’s school color. Now that the school...
Via No Guts, No Glory
15 days ago  |  Discuss
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