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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