Final: ECU 28, USF 17 • Raymond James Stadium • Attend: 31,567 • TV: ESPNU

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AAC SCOREBOARD >>> ..... Thursday > UCF 31, BYU 24 (OT) ..... ..... Saturday > Temple 35, Tulsa 24 ..... Miami (FL) 55, Cincinnati 34 ..... ECU 28, USF 17 ..... Houston 28, Memphis 24 ..... Tulane 12, UConn 3 ..... .....

Pirates End A Competitive Hex

Post-game Audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with the press after the Pirates defeated South Florida on Saturday (recorded by Al Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...

TAMPA — East Carolina football coach Ruffin McNeill has acronyms for a variety of things. He formulated TBA for Trust, Belief and Accountability to describe the foundation for relationships among members of the program. OPAT for One Play At (a) Time evolved later as a reminder for the mindset needed to respond to immediate challenges. When talking to his players about their behavior away from the field, he uses ABC — Avoid Bad Company. ... More from Al Myatt...

BULL FIGHTERS: ECU quarterback Shane Carden works the zone read with fellow senior Breon Allen on Saturday at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa. The duo connected on a 35-yard pass for the Pirates' first touchdown late in the first quarter and both were instrumental in ECU's 28-17 comeback victory over the USF Bulls . Photo by Al Myatt. ©

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Friday: Saturday:
Temple at Houston, 9 pm (ESPNU) Tulane at UCF, 12 pm (ESPNU)
USF at Tulsa, 12 pm (ESPNN)
Cincinnati at SMU, 3:30 pm (CBSSN)