Loading...
Judging by the number of folks charged with driving under influence I am guessing the penalty is rather light. Of...

ECU-N.C. STATE: Three answers

120218football-9.JPG

N.C. State's Thomas Thayer, left, makes the catch for a touchdown as East Carolina's Devon Sutton trails during their game on Dec. 1, 2018. (Molly Mathis/The Daily Reflector)

Loading…

By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector

Sunday, December 2, 2018

These three questions appeared in our Pirate Gameday section previewing East Carolina’s season-ending football game at N.C. State, which ended as a 58-3 win for the Wolfpack. ECU finished with a third straight 3-9 record in lackluster fashion in a game that also was a difficult circumstance for the Pirates without fired head coach Scottie Montgomery on Saturday.

Here are the answers, and more insight from Raleigh:

1. Does Holton Ahlers play? ECU’s freshman starting quarterback did not play because he was injured, marking the first time since the season-opener that he was inactive. All three of ECU’s other QBs — Reid Herring (started), Kingsley Ifedi and Caiden Norman — saw the field, finishing 9-of-25 for 73 yards combined. Not having Ahlers clearly hurt the Pirates’ chance at an upset, but it also wasn’t worth the risk of putting him out there not at 100 percent.

2. Can ECU get to Finley? A key matchup to watch was N.C. State’s big and veteran offensive line versus ECU’s defensive speed on the outside. Each team finished with two sacks. Despite ECU’s many struggles this season, its defensive line and pass rush were bright spots all year and they mostly played hard in the first half but were often overmatched. NCSU’s wins up front helped pave the way to an easy rout. Finley was mostly calm and composed, finishing 32-of-44 for 409 yards, three touchdowns and an interception in his final game at Carter-Finley Stadium.

3. What is the Wolfpack’s longest play? Wolfpack starting running back Reggie Gallaspy darted 86 yards nearly from end zone to end zone during the fourth quarter when it was 51-0. ECU’s longest play went 53 yards on a run by Anthony Scott, setting up the Pirates’ field goal as time expired. Without Scott’s long run, East Carolina was staring at being shut out for the first time since 1997.

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






Loading…

Humans of Greenville

@HumansofGville

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

ECU

April 18, 2019

A pre­mier matchup on the pitcher’s mound should high­light Game 1 of the Con­necti­cut-East Carolina base­ball se­ries, which be­gins to­day at 6:30 p.m. and ends Satur­day at Clark-LeClair Sta­dium.

Jake Ag­nos has been the ace for the…

021319ECUbaseball-1.JPG

April 17, 2019

When Cincinnati eliminated East Carolina in the first round of the American Athletic Conference women’s tennis tournament on Wednesday in Orlando, Fla., it marked the Pirates’ first loss since Jan. 23 and ended their season.

The Bearcats won 4-1 and advanced as the No. 10 seed to play…

041119ECUtennis-3.jpg

April 16, 2019

East Carolina smashed a couple of home runs in a five-run first inning at Elon on Tuesday night, then added another in the eighth en route to a 9-4 rout of the Phoenix in non-conference baseball action.

Hot-hitting Spencer Brickhouse opened the scoring by bashing his ninth homer of the season, a…

030219ECUbaseball-10.JPG.JPG

April 16, 2019

When East Carolina linebacker Aaron Ramseur showed up late for the first team meeting of spring practice, he and the rest of the Pirate football team got an early idea of how much things were about to change under new head coach Mike Houston.

When he arrived late for the 7 a.m. meeting, Ramseur,…

041719houston-1.jpg

April 16, 2019

How student-athletes spend their monthly scholarship money, their freedoms when living off campus and East Carolina University’s facilities all are factors as the school plans to implement an athletic-specific dining area in the future.

ECU student-athletes who are on full…

041419ECUFootball-11.jpg

April 15, 2019

East Carolina baseball coach Cliff Godwin heard during the Pirates’ weekend series at No. 1 UCLA that it felt like an NCAA super regional.

The Bruins swept ECU with all three games decided by three runs or less, only strengthening their resume as college baseball’s best team but…

030219ECUbaseball-3.JPG

April 15, 2019

Coach Mike Houston said after Saturday’s spring Purple-Gold Game that today will be a big day for he and his staff to evaluate the entire East Carolina football roster, keeping in mind that more players will be added to the mix for preseason camp.

Cuts will likely be made and the very early…

041419ECUFootball-5.jpg

April 14, 2019

UCLA again proved its billing as the No. 1-ranked college baseball team in the country with a sweep of No. 8 East Carolina in Los Angeles, completing the sweep late Saturday night with a 3-0 win over ECU.

The third game was the only in the series in which the Pirates (25-10), who were held to four…

041119ECUtennis-1.jpg.jpg

April 14, 2019

These three questions were part of the preview for the East Carolina football spring game held Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Here are the answers, to help wrap up spring drills by the Pirates:

1. How do the quarterbacks look? It was somewhat of a slow start, and it was actually freshman Bryan…

041419ECUFootball-16.jpg

April 13, 2019

Michael Toglia powered No. 1 UCLA baseball over East Carolina for a second straight night, this time on Saturday in Los Angeles for the Bruins to win their series against visiting ECU. The Bruins then used 13 strikeouts and seven scoreless innings by Ryan Garcia in the finale for a 3-0 win and…

030919ECUbaseball-8.JPG
233 stories in ECU. Viewing 1 through 10.
«First Page   «Previous Page        
Page 1 of 24
        Next Page»   Last Page»