Holton Ahlers practiced Saturday for East Carolina’s football team and was listed Monday as the starting quarterback ahead of a Friday night game at surging Tulsa.

ECU was without Ahlers and running backs Darius Pinnix and Demetrius Mauney on offense, plus defensive players Damir Faison and Tank Robinson, against Navy on Oct. 17 from COVID-19 testing and contact tracing. Ahlers has since been cleared, but some uncertainty remains with the Pirate roster at the start of a new game week.

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