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GAME CENTER: SATURDAY, NOV. 22, 2014

ECU 34, Tulane 6 • Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium • Attendance: 48,433 • TV: ESPN3

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... | Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3) ..... UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN) ..... ECU 34,  Tulane 6 (ESPN3) ..... Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN) ..... Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN) ..... | .....

'Deuce' becomes No. 1

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill and senior receiver Justin Hardy spoke with the news media after Saturday's game (recorded by W.A. Myatt): Select audio clip...

GREENVILLE — "Deuce" is how East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill refers to senior inside wide receiver Justin Hardy. It's because Hardy wears uniform No. 2.

"Deuce" became No. 1 on Saturday, moving ahead of former Oklahoma receiver Ryan Broyles for the most career catches in Football Bowl Subdivision history. ... More from Al Myatt...

HISTORY IN THE MAKING: Much to Vanceboro native Justin Hardy's surprise, a mammoth banner was unfurled from the Murphy Center soon after the senior wide receiver made his 350th career catch during East Carolina's 34-6 victory over Tulane on Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. The play pushed Hardy past the previous NCAA FBS career receptions record set by Oklahoma's Ryan Broyles in 2011. Hardy hauled in nine passes for 104 yards against the Green Wave and finished the day with 355 career receptions. [W.A. Myatt photo. ©Bonesville.net]

View W.A. Myatt's gallery of 10 photos from Saturday's game...

AMERICAN FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

FINALS UPCOMING
Saturday:
   UCF 53, SMU 7 (ESPNN)
   Houston 38, Tulsa 28 (ESPN3)
   ECU 34, Tulane 6 (ESPN3)
   Memphis 31, USF 20 (ESPNN)
   Cincinnati 41, UConn 0 (CBSSN)
Friday:
   UCF at USF, 12 pm (ESPN2)
   Houston at SMU, 12 pm (CBSSN)
   ECU at Tulsa, 8:30 pm (ESPNU)
Saturday:
   Cincinnati at Temple, 12 pm (ESPNN)
   UConn at Memphis, 4 pm (ESPNN)
 

 
— NUGGETS & BRIEFS —
SPIED FROM THE CROW'S NEST

Tiger working with coach ... Rushing record falls again ... Deacons emerge in defensive battle ... Florida State wins 27th straight ...Razorbacks sends Rebels reeling ... Crimson captures thriller ... Lafayette beats Lehigh at Yankee Stadium ... Davidson supporter surprised ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL

Kevin's Keys to the Game

The Pirates will take on a challenge from Tulane today in their first appearance in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in a month. It will also be East Carolina's last Saturday home game this season. ... More from Kevin Monroe...

 

FOOTBALL

Biletnikoff voters missed the boat

At some point during Saturday’s game against Tulane, probably in the first half, Justin Hardy will come off the line, get a step on his defender and catch his fourth pass of the day from quarterback Shane Carden.  ... More from Brett Friedlander...

 

BASKETBALL

Transfers pace Pirates

GREENVILLE — Florida State transfer Terry Whisnant made four of seven attempts from behind the 3-point line and scored 16 points to lead East Carolina to a 92-51 nonconference basketball win over Virginia-Lynchburg at Williams Arena in Minges Coliseum on Thursday night. ... Story, photos and audio...

The East Carolina bench reacts after walk-on Peyton Robbins scores a basket in the final minutes of the Pirates' 92-51 victory over Virginia-Lynchburg on Thursday night at Minges Coliseum. Thirteen ECU players scored in the rout, five of them in double figures. (Photo by W.A. Myatt.)

Post-game audio: Lebo, Tyson, Nzege...

 

FOOTBALL

Two losses set stage for Tulane's arrival

Al Myatt

Saddled with a two-game losing streak under adverse conditions in the rugged American Athletic Conference, East Carolina's football team has been looking forward to returning to competition following a layoff from a Thursday night game at Cincinnati on Nov. 13. ... More from Al Myatt...

 

FOOTBALL SPECIAL FEATURE

Fifteen Questions for B.J. Tyson

Bunyon Devell (B.J.) Tyson, Jr., is off to a good start in East Carolina's basketball program. Two games into the 2014-15 season, the 6' 3" freshman is averaging 17.0 points, 5.5 rebounds and leads the Pirates in steals with seven. He is playing 23.5 minutes per game. Tyson has hit nine of his 10 free throws (90 percent) and 12 of 22 field goal attempts (54.5 percent), although he has made just one of seven behind the arc. ... More from W.A. Myatt...

Pictured: Freshman guard B.J. Tyson has hit the court running after attending East Carolina for a year before joining the roster this season. The Wadesboro product leads the team in steals and is second in scoring. (ECU Media Relations photo)

 

FOOTBALL

Justin Hardy deserves better

Justin Hardy has been snubbed. East Carolina's spectacular receiver will most likely set the all-time NCAA record for career receptions this week when the Pirates host Tulane. Hardy needs just four catches to break the record set by Ryan Broyles of Oklahoma in 2011. ... More from Brian Bailey...

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guests were prep football coaches David Wojtecki, Bobby Curlings, Paul Cornwell, Sport Sawyer, Scott Gardner: Replay show...
 

MULTIMEDIA

Audio: Coach Ruff Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the media at his weekly press conference on Monday as the Pirates prepare to host Tulane on Saturday (courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; file photo): Select clip...

 

— WEB HEADLINES ROUNDUP —

Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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— SPORTBYTE™ —

"The ball sailed so high that when it came down it was coated with ice." — Bill McGeehan, sportswriter, on one of Babe Ruth's home runs [Archives]
 

 
 

 

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