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Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett carries the ball against the East Carolina University Pirates during their matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC, Saturday, September 14, 2013. (Rob Taylor/The Daily Reflector)
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Virginia Tech's Kyshoen Jarrett carries the ball against the East Carolina University Pirates during their matchup at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, NC, Saturday, September 14, 2013. (Rob Taylor/The Daily Reflector)

Hokies silence ECU's offense

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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Right up to the final whistle on Saturday, the East Carolina football team had its chances against Virginia Tech, but one by one each of them fell by the wayside in a 15-10 loss at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.

The Pirates enjoyed another strong day on defense, but the ECU offense couldn’t muster more than a single touchdown for the second straight game against the Hokies, this time scoring on the opening drive of the game and managing just three more points the rest of the day.


Even with the help of two missed field goals and a botched extra point on a nightmare afternoon for VT kicker Cody Journell, the Pirates couldn’t get a sniff of field goal territory, let alone find the end zone when they needed just three points to tie the game in the fourth quarter.

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Ever notice how...

... the DR seems to diminish the efforts of our Pirates? Am I the only one who is offended that the lead story on Saturdays game starts with the word 'Hokie"...an apt description of their coverage!

short yardage downs

East Carolina has traditionally run the option on short yardage situations with much success. If East Carolina cannot snap the ball back to the quarterback, then maybe Lincoln Riley needs to get a stronger person in the game, and put the quarterback up under center, and run the cotton-picken football. Recruit a bona fide tight end--one that weighs 250 pounds, can block, run pass routes, and catch the football. Teams who have beaten Va. Tech over the last 15-20 years have done so by running the football.

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