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ECU football schedule released

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PeeDee the Pirate and East Carolina football players hit the field for ECU's final home football game of the 2017 season, Nov. 18 in a win against Cincinnati.

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The Daily Reflector

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Tues­day marked a big day for East Carolina and Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence foot­ball.

The AAC re­leased its full foot­ball sched­ule and the Pi­rates are set to play eight straight games, be­gin­ning Sept. 1 at home against North Carolina A&T, be­fore a bye on Oct. 27.

A big trio of games comes early in the sea­son when the Pi­rates, who have posted con­sec­u­tive 3-9 records, host North Carolina for their mar­quee game at Dowdy-Ficklen Sta­dium on Sept. 8 fol­lowed by con­tests at Vir­ginia Tech and at South Florida. An all-AAC stretch later in the cam­paign has ECU play­ing four of five games in Greenville.

Of the seven games sched­uled for Dowdy-Ficklen, five will be dur­ing the first eight weeks of the sea­son.

“Our 2018 sched­ule of­fers both a tremen­dous chal­lenge and op­por­tu­nity,” coach Scot­tie Mont­gomery said in a re­lease. “We again look for­ward to be­ing in a po­si­tion to play at least seven games at Dowdy-Ficklen Sta­dium and I know ev­ery­one is ex­cited about con­tin­u­ing our home-and-home se­ries’ with the Tar Heels and Hok­ies. Our Amer­i­can Ath­letic Con­fer­ence sched­ule is set up in a fair man­ner and, al­though it presents fa­mil­iar­ity with the same di­vi­sional for­mat as a year ago, it re­mains as de­mand­ing as ever.”

Kickoff times and television selections for the first three weeks of the season will be announced in June, while the remainder will be through the traditional 12-day/six-day process.

Con­tests against North Carolina and Vir­ginia Tech will rep­re­sent the 16th time since 2000 that the Pi­rates have faced off against at least two At­lantic Coast Con­fer­ence foes in the same sea­son. ECU is set to play an ACC op­po­nent for the 23rd straight year.

The Pi­rates’ home­com­ing game is set for Oct. 20 against UCF. The UNC game has been deemed as “paint it pur­ple day.”

All of the games are on Saturdays except for the regular-season finale at Cincinnati on Nov. 22, which is the day after Thanksgiving.

Four of East Carolina’s FBS opponents finished last season ranked by The Associated Press. UCF was sixth, South Florida 21st, Virginia Tech 24th and Memphis No. 25.

 

ECU 2018 SCHEDULE

Sept. 1 - North Carolina A&T

Sept. 8 - North Carolina

Sept. 15 - at Vir­ginia Tech

Sept. 22 - at South Florida

Sept. 29 - Old Do­min­ion

Oct. 6 - at Tem­ple

Oct. 13 - Hous­ton

Oct. 20 - Cen­tral Florida

Nov. 3 - Mem­phis

Nov. 10 - at Tu­lane

Nov. 17 - Con­necti­cut

Nov. 23 - at Cincin­nati

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