Every team in every conference starts every season with similar goals, regardless of the expectations placed on them by others. They are to improve each week, qualify for a bowl and with any luck, bring home a championship. The problem is, college football isn’t like most youth sports in which everybody gets a trophy —… [ Continue Reading ]
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One of the most bizarre seasons that I can remember is now past the halfway mark, and the problems that have plagued this East Carolina football team in 2016 continue. Most notably the Pirates have one of the best offenses in the nation, until they venture into the red zone. I’ve written before that’s the… [ Continue Reading ]
East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery met with the news media for his weekly press conference on Monday, Oct. 24, 2016. He touched on the Pirates’ loss to Cincinnati and talked about missed opportunities and poor execution. He discussed adjustments and changes as ECU prepares for its homecoming matchup with UConn on Saturday.
Cincinnati’s 31-19 win over East Carolina on Saturday night started with a 20-9 Bearcats loss at Connecticut two weeks beforehand. After that setback, a group of UC seniors went to coach Tommy Tuberville and asked if Gunner Kiel could get back in the mix at quarterback during the Bearcats’ bye week. Despite over 6,000 career… [ Continue Reading ]
A problematic pattern persisted as East Carolina lost its seventh conference game in eight contests. The Pirates suffered a 31-19 defeat by Cincinnati at venerable Nippert Stadium Saturday night. James Summers tied a career high for rushes and Zay Jones kept his 42-game reception streak alive but was held to a season low 69 yards.
CINCINNATI — East Carolina’s three games in the American Athletic Conference have followed a similar pattern this season. The losses to Central Florida, South Florida and a 31-19 setback at Cincinnati on Saturday night have been characterized by a deficit and a comeback before the final defeat. Against the Bearcats, who gave veteran Pirate nemesis… [ Continue Reading ]
When he wasn’t working in the press box, Bonesville’s Al Myatt was roaming the sidelines with his camera as East Carolina challenged Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium on Saturday evening, Oct. 22, 2016. The end result was this curated collection of action shots and other candid photos.