September 19, 2017

Tulsa and Toledo posted 105 combined points in their game in Toledo, Ohio, on Saturday night. Each team had 29 first downs, and Toledo won 54-51 to improve to 3-0.

For all the offense that occurred, the winning play was a 33-yard field goal by Jameson Vest as time expired. As the kick went through,…

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September 18, 2017

East Carolina football needs a fresh start, and thanks to an unexpected schedule change in the midst of hurricane season, the Pirates will get it on Sunday.

An upbeat Scottie Montgomery addressed media members on Monday, and the second-year head coach who has overseen a brutal 0-3 start to the…


September 18, 2017

There was a buzz in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium early Saturday evening.

A few thousand people, maybe, were straggled across the concrete-and metal-colored grandstands in the football home of East Carolina – or is it only ECU now, or maybe #ECU?

The stadium's bells and whistles (and promotions) were…


September 17, 2017

No. 16 Virginia Tech beat East Carolina 64-17 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday, erasing an early 17-7 ECU lead and pulling away in the second half. Here are three takeaways:

Phillips was best: As good as receiver Trevon Brown was at times for ECU, Virginia Tech’s Cam Phillips was better…


September 17, 2017

East Carolina quarterback Thomas Sirk was cleared to play against Virginia Tech on Saturday, but head coach Scottie Montgomery still opted to protect the graduate transfer.

Montgomery said following the Pirates' landslide 64-17 loss to the Hokies that because Sirk was only seven days removed from…


September 16, 2017


Virginia Tech716347—64

East Carolina17000—17

First Quarter

ECU_Grayson 9 pass from Minshew (Verity kick), 12:53

VT_Peoples 1 run (Slye kick), 8:44

ECU_T.Brown 76 pass from Minshew (Verity kick), 7:55

ECU_FG Verity 35, 2:34

Second Quarter

VT_C.Phillips 10 pass from J.Jackson…

September 16, 2017

East Carolina’s offense was nearly unstoppable in the first quarter Saturday against No. 16 Virginia Tech, but it also was nearly nonexistent during the next two quarters as the game slipped away from the home team at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

Virginia Tech used momentum it picked up in the…


September 16, 2017

East Carolina football got the strong start it needed on Saturday and was then served a stern lesson for not having anything to offer after that.

Despite the Pirates taking their first lead of the season against Virginia Tech, the No. 16 Hokies scored 50 unanswered points in two quarters and 57…


September 16, 2017

Virginia Tech has a habit of coming to East Carolina with a different but similar multi-purpose weapon as its quarterback every few years, and to that end, this band of Pirates had better be ready to meet Josh Jackson.

When they do, they had better be ready to tackle him.

A new edition of Hokies is…


September 16, 2017

Q: As a potential big-play receiver, do you have a favorite route?

A: It has to be the fade route. There is a lot of stuff you can do with the fade route — back-shoulder it, throw it over somebody or just beat your man 1-on-1.

Q: You won a state championship in basketball at New Hanover High…

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