BYH ECU Trustees. Of course you were not told about the lawsuit against Vidant. Harry Smith and Bill Roper control it...

UCONN-ECU: Three answers


Fans watch as the Marching Pirates preform before the game against Connecticut on Nov. 17, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)


The Daily Reflector

Sunday, November 18, 2018

These three questions appeared in The Daily Reflector’s Pirate Gameday section previewing the Connecticut at East Carolina football game for ECU’s senior day. The favored Pirates cruised to a 55-21 win.

Here and the answers and more insight:

1. Which East Carolina running back gets the most carries? Darius Pinnix, who started for the first time this season, led the way early among the backs before a hit to his lower leg during the second quarter knocked him out of the game. Little-used freshman bruiser Trace Christian took control during the second half and it was him finishing with a team-high 13 carries for 102 yards and a touchdown for the final touchdown of the night. Quarterback Holton Ahlers carried 12 times for 130 yards, extending his streak of eight straight games as the Pirates’ leading rusher. But the QB not having the most carries was the first time that happened during his four games as a starter.

ECU also could be without Pinnix for Friday’s matchup at Cincinnati’s and its strong defense.

“I was really upset when it happened because he had worked really hard. … We had an extensive package for him tonight, and we didn’t get to it,” ECU coach Scottie Montgomery said of Pinnix and his injury. “I think he just has a sprain right now, but we’ll find out a little more (Sunday) and it’s a tight week.”

2. How many total yards for David Pindell? 159, which is well below his average. He had a season-low 3 rushing yards, one week after totaling 184. The talented UConn quarterback was precise early and guided the Huskies to a 21-14 lead behind three touchdown passes, but ECU halted his production in a hurry. That was especially true on the ground (sacks count against rushing total). Cornerback Colby Gore snatched away an interception from teammate Davondre Robinson for a key play, Nate Harvey totaled three of the Pirates’ four sacks and even rookie DB Damel Hickman’s interception was the final play of the game.

Pindell doesn’t have much help around him and he has to beat teams for UConn to win. The Pirates didn’t allow that to happen, especially in the second half.

3. Is this the weakest crowd of the season? It was, but at least seemed like a better student turnout than for the previous home game Nov. 3 in a loss to Memphis. Still, the “announced attendance” of 27,234 was a season-low and it gave East Carolina consecutive home games with crowds less than 30,000 for the first time since 2004. It was cold and excusable for people not to go see a game involving teams that came in with a combined 0-12 American Athletic Conference record, but it also was another sign of how many Pirate fans have mainly checked out this late in a fourth straight losing season.

Contact Ronnie Woodward at rwoodward@reflector.com, 252-329-9592 and follow @RonnieW11 on Twitter.


Humans of Greenville


Local photographer Joe Pellegrino explores Greenville to create a photographic census of its people.


May 24, 2019

Wichita State upset top-seeded East Carolina during the first day of the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament, and it was the Shockers again on Friday who convincingly ended the Pirates’ stay in Clearwater, Fla., for the AAC tourney.

Wichita, the No. 8 seed that needed to win on…


May 22, 2019

With its record-breaking pitching ace on the mound, East Carolina’s baseball team got back on track Wednesday at the American Athletic Conference tournament to set up an off day.

Top-seeded ECU cruised in an elimination game on Wednesday afternoon, defeating No. 5 seed Houston 13-2 to…


May 21, 2019

The shocker on the first day of the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament was pulled off by the Shockers.

No. 8 seed Wichita State upset AAC regular season champion East Carolina, 6-2, on Tuesday afternoon in Clearwater, Fla., meaning the favored Pirates now need to win five games in…


May 20, 2019

As expected, East Carolina baseball’s record-breaking season was officially recognized by the American Athletic Conference on Monday.

Jake Agnos earned the AAC pitcher of the year award, just four days after he set a new league single-season record for strikeouts with 124 in 83.0 innings this…


May 20, 2019

East Carolina needs a new women’s golf coach, which is an unfamiliar position for the Pirates.

Kevin Williams, who started the ECU program in the fall of 2000, officially resigned Monday to join Kalen Anderson’s staff at South Carolina as an assistant coach.

During his two-tenure, 17-…


May 20, 2019

East Carolina announced program-record grade point averages in football and men’s basketball for the spring semester, one week after those teams were close to the cut line for NCAA administered penalties because of their multi-year academic progress rate scores released by the NCAA from 2017…


May 18, 2019

East Carolina lost its final regular season baseball game of this season, yet some fans stuck around at sunny and steamy Clark-LeClair Stadium after Memphis’ 10-9 victory on Saturday afternoon to see the Pirates collect their trophies and to show appreciation for what ECU accomplished…


May 17, 2019

East Carolina spent the last few months proving its worth as the best baseball team in the American Athletic Conference.

On Friday night, seventh-ranked ECU succeeded in its chance to put another historical stamp on its campaign.

The Pirates defeated Memphis, 5-3, at Clark-LeClair Stadium, giving…


May 16, 2019

In what will be celebrated this weekend as a historic regular season for East Carolina baseball, Jake Agnos was at the forefront and dominant Thursday at Clark-LeClair Stadium despite the game’s final score later ballooning to 19-10. 

ECU’s left-handed junior pitcher vaulted up ECU…


May 16, 2019

East Carolina is set to send eight athletes to the track and field NCAA East preliminary meet, scheduled for May 23-25 in Jacksonville, Fla.

Senior Grace Sullivan, the school-record holder in the steeplechase, enters the regional with a No. 12 ranking. She ran her season-best time of 10 minutes, 12.…

241 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 25
        Next Page»   Last Page»