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ECU-TULANE: Three questions

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East Carolina quarterback Holton Ahlers (12) and other players head to the locker room for halftime against Central Florida on Oct. 20, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

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By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Saturday, November 10, 2018

These three questions appeared in The Daily Reflector’s Pirate Gameday section previewing East Carolina’s football trip to Tulane. Kickoff is 4 p.m. (EST) on ESPNews. Also, follow beat writer Ronnie Woodward from New Orleans on Twitter @RonnieW11.

Check back after the game for answers to these questions and more insight.

1. Which quarterback rushes for more yards? East Carolina’s Holton Ahlers and Tulane QB Justin McMillan are very similar in their lack of starting experience but their explosive and playmaking roles for their teams. Both defenses will have to account for the quarterback run today.

2. What do the Pirates try to attack on defense? Tulane is a tricky team with its unique shotgun-style option rushing offense. The best example came last week when the Green Wave rolled to a 41-15 win at South Florida despite its quarterback, McMillan, attempting only 11 passes, four of them completed for 61 yards. This will be a matchup unlike ECU and defensive coordinator David Blackwell have seen all season.

3. Is the crowd a factor at all? All of the Pirates’ previous six games at Tulane were played in the New Orleans Superdome. This one will be on campus inside Tulane’s 30,000-seat Yulman Stadium that has mainly been about half-full for home games this fall. Today also will be Ahlers’ first-ever road start.

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