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Sept. 22, 2012 | Kenan Stadium | Chapel Hill | Attendance: 59,500

Features >> Inside Game Day | Game Slants | Photo Gallery | Post-game Audio

Not much 'Air' in ECU’s 'Raid'

CHAPEL HILL — Four games should provide enough time to establish an offensive identity. But after East Carolina’s humbling 27-6 loss to North Carolina, the Pirates still find themselves struggling to find one. If you had to assign ECU an offensive label at this stage of the season, disorganized and inconsistent are the only options that fit. For the second consecutive week, the Pirates failed to crack 250 yards of total offense and struggled to find any consistent rhythm. ... More from Denny O'Brien...

No justice for Pirates

CHAPEL HILL — In a Hollywood script, East Carolina would have gotten a scoring pass from Shane Carden to Justin Hardy in the closing seconds and the Pirates would have gone home with a miraculous win at Kenan Stadium on Saturday. The bad guys in light blue, serving their season on NCAA postseason restriction, would have gotten what they deserved and good would have triumphed. Coach Ruffin McNeill would have been carried off the field as the band played the fight song. ... More from Al Myatt...

Game Day Photo Gallery from Kenan Stadium

The Pirates prepare to take the field from the visitor's tunnel at the east end of Kenan Stadium. ©2012 View W.A. Myatt's 10-image slide show...

Coach Ruffin McNeill & Players Post-Game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill and players Jeremy Grove and Shane Carden met with the press after the Pirates fell to North Carolina 27-6 on Saturday. (Recorded by Al Myatt and W.A. Myatt)

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Conference USA Scoreboard

Saturday, Sept. 22:
   Ole Miss 39, Tulane 0 [FSN]
   Ohio State 29, UAB 15 [BTN]
   Wisconsin 37, UTEP 26 [ESPN2]
   North Carolina 27, ECU 6 [ESPNU]
Saturday, Sept. 22 (continued):
   Marshall 54, Rice 51 (2 OT) [CSS]
   Duke 38, Memphis 14 []
   W. Kentucky 42, USM 17 []
   Tulsa 27, Fresno State 26 [CBSSN]

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