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ECU at BYU • 7:30 pm • LaVell Edwards Stadium (63,470) • TV: ESPNU

Kevin's Keys to the Game

East Carolina and Brigham Young come into today's game in Provo with 3-2 records. After tough road losses to Florida and Navy, ECU has settled in and started playing better defensively and scoring more points offensively. The losses don’t look nearly as bad now because both the Gators and Midshipmen are 5-0. ... More from Kevin Monroe...


East Carolina is scheduled for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Brigham Young on Saturday. It will be 5:30 p.m. in the Mountain time zone. The forecast is calling for a temperature in the upper 70s at the start of the game with sunny skies, a zero percent chance of precipitation, 35 percent humidity and winds from the south-southwest at six miles per hour. During the course of the nonconference contest, the temperature will drop into the upper 60s. Skies will remain clear and the humidity will increase slightly to 43 percent. Winds will shift to the south-southeast and remain at six miles per hour, according to the forecast from (Filed by Al Myatt)
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Pirates face high-altitude challenge

East Carolina and Brigham Young are 1,883 air miles apart but the two football programs share some common ground. Former East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland scheduled Saturday's game at BYU when the Pirates and Cougars were both prospective members of the Big East Conference. ... More from Al Myatt...


Playoff committee has process ... CFP hopes dim for USC Trojans ... Survey says Patriots have best kicker ... Seattle in market for manager ... Mattingly interests Marlins ... Jury acquits Hawks forward ... U.S. lead diminishes ... More from Al Myatt...



Pirates on pace to overachieve

It's hard to believe, but Saturday’s game at BYU marks the midway point in East Carolina’s 2015 football season. Considering the difficult front-loaded schedule, significant graduation losses and the season-ending injury to Kurt Benkert a week before the opening game, the Pirates can feel good about their current 3-2 record. ... More from Brett Friedlander...



Superman to the Rescue

All James Summers needed was a red cape. Superman came to the rescue again this week for East Carolina. Summers came off the bench to lead the Pirates to 42 unanswered points in a resounding 49-23 win over Southern Methodist ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: Ruffin McNeill Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill met with reporters on Monday in his weekly press conference. (Audio courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; archive photo): Select audio clip...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guest this week was ECU outside receivers coach Garrett Riley (right): Replay show...


Greg Vacek's Monday Infographic



Another shaky East Carolina start had Southern Methodist capitalizing on a tipped pass and two Blake Kemp picks to put the Pirates in a hole on Saturday at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. ... Details and data from Greg Vacek...



Gerald J. Ford Stadium | Att: 17,136 • TV: ESPNN

ECU 49, SMU 23 | Photo Gallery... | Post-game Audio...

Summers triggers ECU frenzy

DALLAS — It felt like summer time at Southern Methodist's Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday with sunny skies and the temperature an un-October-like 80 degrees.

It felt like Summers' time, too. That would be James Summers, the East Carolina quarterback who has been on the fast track. ... More from Al Myatt...

View Al Myatt's gallery of game day photos...

Ruffin McNeill post-game audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with reporters on Saturday after the Pirates defeated Southern Methodist (recorded by Al Myatt): Select audio clip...
>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... Thursday: Cincinnati 34, Miami (FL) 23 ..... ..... Friday: Memphis 24, USF 17 ..... Temple 37, Charlotte 3 ..... BYU 30, UConn 13 ..... ..... Saturday: Tulane 45, UCF 31 ..... Houston 38, Tulsa 24 ..... Navy 33, Air Force 11 ..... ECU 49, SMU 23 ..... .....


Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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