GAMEDAY: Three questions
By RONNIE WOODWARD
The Daily Reflector
Saturday, September 14, 2019
These three questions appeared in our Pirate Gameday section to preview East Carolina versus Navy in football.
The game kicks off at 3:30 p.m. on the CBS Sports Network. Check back after the game for the answers:
1. Any turnovers by the Pirates? Because of time of possession, turnovers against Navy can be damaging for an opponent. ECU's last game versus Navy was a 66-31 loss in 2016 and turnovers weren't the deciding factor, but the Pirates did fumble three times and lost one of them. Navy had no giveaways.
2. Total yards -- Perry versus Ahlers? These two quarterbacks are unique in their own ways, but they do both like to run and they are leaders for their team. If this game is close as projected, quarterback decisions and potential big plays will be in focus, especially during the second half.
3. How does ECU's defense change? There are different ways to defend the option offense. Whether the Pirates stick with their base alignment or add extra tacklers for this week or shift players around and closer to the line of scrimmage will be something to watch.