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East Carolina vs. Florida Atlantic Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium (att. 37,533) • TV: FS1

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Hokies on the horizon as win ends brief week

GREENVILLE — In a short week after a late night and a 52-38 season-opening win over feisty Old Dominion last Saturday, East Carolina did a good job of recovering and focusing forward in its Conference USA opener on Thursday night at home against new league member Florida Atlantic. "It was a great challenge for our team," said ECU coach Ruffin McNeill, who improved to 21-19 with the Pirates. ... More from Al Myatt...

ECU defense finds some black magic

GREENVILLE — Maybe East Carolina should have unveiled its black uniforms sooner. Judging by the way the defense performed in the Pirates' 31-13 victory over Florida Atlantic Thursday night, maybe their black gear rubbed a little magic into that often criticized group. Given how it performed in the season opener, that theory doesn't seem that big of a stretch. ... More from Denny O'Brien...

Game Day Photos from Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium

Junior defensive lineman Chrishon Rose shows off his guns after sacking Florida Atlantic QB Jaquez Johnson during ECU's Thursday night victory. ©2013 View W.A. Myatt's image gallery...

Audio: Coach Ruff Post-game Presser

East Carolina head coach Ruffin McNeill addressed the media Thursday night after the Pirates' 31-13 Conference USA triumph over Florida Atlantic at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. (Recorded by W.A. Myatt; file photo by Al Myatt)

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