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East Carolina football fans watch the Pirates play Tulane at Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)
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East Carolina football fans watch the Pirates play Tulane at Buffalo Wild Wings on Saturday. (Scott Davis/The Daily Reflector)

Stops help Pirates outlast Tulane

“Wins are very hard, and I was very proud of our team, proud of the way we fought. We faced an emotional football team tonight on senior night and them honoring (injured safety Devon Walker). It was a big win for us.”


Ruffin McNeill
ECU football coach

By Nathan Summers

The Daily Reflector

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NEW ORLEANS ­— In a game that matched the strange environment inside the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday afternoon, East Carolina outlasted Tulane for a critical Conference USA football victory.

With mostly silence and empty seats as the backdrop, ECU overcame a sluggish first half and then leaned heavily on its defense to hold the Green Wave at bay and scrape by with a 28-23 victory.


The Pirates (7-4, 6-1 C-USA) got just enough touchdowns to survive, and their win coupled with C-USA East Division leader UCF’s loss to Tulsa kept ECU in the hunt for a C-USA championship game berth.

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Not much chance of UAB

Not much chance of UAB beating UCF.

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