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Sept. 1, 2012 | Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | Greenville, NC | Attendance: 49,023

Myatt's Inside Game Day  |  O'Brien's Game Slants  |  Post-game Audio  |  Post-game Video  |  Photo Gallery

Rio has room to grow

GREENVILLE — We can officially dismiss the notion that East Carolina’s brand of offense is a plug-and-play operation at quarterback. Rio Johnson proved that point with a shaky debut that ended in a 35-13 Pirates’ victory over Appalachian State that was much closer than the score would suggest. ... More from Denny O'Brien...

Pirates go three for three

GREENVILLE — Pirate Nation had followed the quarterback competition, it seemed, since last season ended with an overtime loss at Marshall. Much of the focus as East Carolina opened 2012 was on how Rio Johnson would handle the starting assignment. Johnson performed better and better as a warm day progressed. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Photo Gallery from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Coach Ruff Post-game Video and Audio Clips

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ECU coach Ruffin McNeill meets with the press after the Pirates' 35-13 victory over Appalachian State in the 2012 season opener.

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Conference USA Scoreboard & TV Listings

Thursday, Aug. 30:
   Central Florida 56, Akron 14 []
   UCLA 49, Rice 24 [CBSSN]
Saturday, Sept. 1:
   ECU 35, Appalachian State 13 [FSN]
   West Virginia 69, Marshall 34 [FX]
   Troy 39, UAB 29 [FCS]
   Nebraska 49, Southern Miss 20 [ABC]
Saturday, Sept. 1 (continued):
   Iowa State 38, Tulsa 23 [FSN]
   Tennessee-Martin 20, Memphis 17 pm
   Rutgers 24, Tulane 12 [CBSSN]
   Texas State 30, Houston 13 [CSS]
   Oklahoma 24, Texas-El Paso 7 [FSN]
Sunday, Sept. 2:
   SMU at Baylor, 6:30 pm [FSN]

View C-USA's complete 2012 composite schedule and scoreboard on

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