ECU proves no
pushover East Carolina managed to get West Virginia away from its
run-oriented comfort zone at rowdy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday
evening. But the No. 4 Mountaineers adjusted for a 27-10 win. Fayetteville Observer
No. 4 Mountaineers survive ECU, 27-10 Call it a measuring stick. Call it a small step in the
right direction. Just don’t call East Carolina’s 27-10 loss to No. 4
West Virginia on Saturday a moral victory. Kinston Free Press
despite defeat While dismissing any talk of moral victories after their
27-10 loss to No. 4 West Virginia, the Pirates proclaimed that ECU has
returned from college football's abyss and is ready to be a force.
Raleigh News & Observer
Mountain movers ECU stifles West Virginia ground game, but can't
capitalize Wilmington Star-News
From the New Bern-Sun Journal
so close East Carolina doesn’t capitalize on chances, falls to No.
100th catch a great one Aundrae Allison’s 100th catch as a Pirate was
highlight-worthy. The 47-yard touchdown grab tied the game at 7 with
four minutes left in the first quarter, but it wasn’t the timing of the
score — it was the way the play unfolded.
From the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
thwarts stubborn East Carolina Slaton and the fourth-ranked Mountaineers were nearly
mugged at muggy Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday in their toughest test
of the nonconference season so far.
big-play receiver piles up TDs
spotlight- Uh-oh West Virginia defensive end Johnny Dingle threw his
gloves to members of the East Carolina dance team as he ran off the
field. A female member of the team caught them, gave them a quick glance
and threw them back.
ECU knows it
won’t sneak up on West Virginia East Carolina coach Skip Holtz figures the Pirates blew
their chance of sneaking up on No. 4 West Virginia today by playing the
Mountaineers close last season in Morgantown, W.Va. Fayetteville Observer
Ex-Southern assistant Yoshida back in BR Yoshida took his act on the road to East Carolina
University, where he served eight seasons as defensive line coach,
director of football operations and recruiting coordinator. Baton Rouge Advocate
WVU needs better focus Quarterback Patrick White thinks West Virginia
(3-0) will be more focused at East Carolina (1-2) Saturday than it was
in last year’s meeting Beckley Register-Herald
a Rush If you watched closely last Thursday night during West
Virginia’s 45-24 victory over Maryland you probably noticed that there
was a number 95 running around with the first team defense. That number
95 is redshirt freshman James Ingram from the Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Ingram is listed No. 1 on the depth chart for this Saturday’s game
against East Carolina.
Rich Rodriguez West Virginia coach Rich Rodriguez discusses East
Carolina on Tuesday.
Slaton slated for star turn NFL scouts are all ears these days whenever they hear
Slaton's name. He could be this year's Reggie Bush. NY Daily News
Linkmeister Note: Virginia
Tech director of athletics Jim Weaver said on Monday's "Hokie Hotline"
radio program that next season's game against East Carolina, which was
originally scheduled to take place in Charlotte, N.C., will be played in
From the Raleigh News & Observer
Only victory has value There will be no moral victories for East Carolina on
Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium -- only a win or a loss.
Young commits to ECU Brock Young, Broughton's career leader in assists and
steals, has committed to play basketball at East Carolina.
Adversity isn't unfamiliar to Panthers, Fox John Fox is a level-headed coach, one whose celebrations
and suffering are forever muted due to one constant -- there is always
another play, another game or another season coming up. Charlotte Observer
From the Greenville (SC) News
19 Tigers stomp Heels Clemson scores on five of first six possessions
bruises Catamounts Jerome Felton shattered both Furman and Southern
Conference records Saturday night, rushing for six touchdowns in the
42-7 win over Western Carolina.
Seahawks schedule tall tasks UNCW AD Mike Capaccio said he has a good relationship
with East Carolina athletic director Terry Holland and expects that
series (with ECU) to continue. Wilmington Morning Star
W&M seeks to end slide Five years before DeBrian Holmes was born, William and
Mary kicked off an eight-game losing streak. This was the early'80s,
when the Tribe played, among others, N.C. State, Virginia Tech, Navy,
Wake Forest, Rutgers, and East Carolina Richmond Times Dispatch
From the Durham
Tyler due to face assault charges N.C. State's DeMarcus "Tank" Tyler was ejected from
Saturday's loss to Southern Miss for reportedly spitting near an
official, but that wasn't his first run-in with an authority figure.
confident The state of N.C. State football is this: Since maestro
quarterback Philip Rivers departed after the 2003 season, the Wolfpack
for change at quarterback Even after a spirit-sapping loss to Southern Miss on
Saturday, Chuck Amato's belief in his ability to lead N.C. State to the
promised land is as strong as ever.
Tom Suiter- Sunday Musings By the way, nice win for East Carolina over Memphis. Good
crowd, good atmosphere and a come back at that. WRAL.com
Weekend Football Roundup Senior DB Nick Graham blocked an extra-point attempt in
the first overtime as the Golden Hurricane won at Navy on Saturday,
24-23. Junior QB Paul Smith threw a six-yard TD pass to senior WR Donnie
Johnson to provide the winning score for Tulsa, which closes its
non-conference slate with a 3-1 record. Conferenceusa.com
From the El Paso Times
26, UTEP 13 This is what Mike Price was afraid of. All week, UTEP's
third-year head coach complained about the sub-par practices and lazy
preparation. Players assured him things would change once the game
started. Price turned out to be not so paranoid.
At UTEP, they
know what a movie can do THE football recruiting budget at Marshall University is
$200,000 annually. Among Conference USA's 12 programs, that's very
competitive. However, the Thundering Herd is about to get a
multimillion-dollar juicing. It's one of those deals that money can't
buy. Charleston (WV) Daily Mail
Long layoff has
Miners ready to play Heading into today's showdown with New Mexico at
University Stadium in Albuquerque, the UTEP football team is just happy
to get back on the field. It's been a long two weeks. El Paso Times
Eagles' RB corps takes another hit Southern Miss lost another former starting running back
Thursday, when USM coach Jeff Bower announced that junior Larry Thomas
had left the team. Jackson Clarion Ledger
Ahead of the pack The University of Tulsa coaching staff is giving the ball
to a new and improved Idris Moss.
Moss is improved because of his offseason work to increase his speed and
reshape his body.
SMU's Willis pocketed win SMU quarterback Justin Willis' 18-of-19 performance may
have come against I-AA Sam Houston State, but as coach Phil Bennett put
it, even if "you're playing against air, playing catch, that's quite a
feat." The record-setting stats in the 45-14 victory came a week after
Willis was briefly pulled from the North Texas loss. Dallas Morning News
Blazers excited to have MSU in town UAB linebacker Orlandus King moved to the edge of his
seat, smiled and talked about what it means for Mississippi State to
visit Legion Field on Saturday night.
Memphis Commercial Appeal
Lee's done University of Memphis football coach Tommy West fired
defensive coordinator Joe Lee Dunn Monday, citing a ''lack of
confidence'' in Dunn's defensive system, one West said struggled against
power running teams and failed to produce the big plays for which it is
around C-USA UTEP's Price understands that changes often happen fast,
but unsettled by mid-season move
made right choice, back then -- and now
blames himself for being 'too aggressive' Tiger coach Tommy West continued to shoulder some of the
blame for junior quarterback Martin Hankins' second-half struggles
against East Carolina last weekend.
Dunn dismissed by Memphis Memphis coach Tommy West fired defensive coordinator Joe
Lee Dunn on Monday in what he called a business decision.
Biloxi Sun Herald
Injuries hamper Blazers offense All the offensive pieces may be in place by the time
UAB's football team welcomes Mississippi State to Legion Field Saturday
SMU notebook Redshirt freshman QB Justin Willis' efficient performance
against Sam Houston State, 18-of-19 for 248 yards and a 94.7 completion
percentage, matched the C-USA record for completion percentage and set
an SMU record. Dallas Morning News
ECU loss looks just as ugly on review The numbers documenting the collapse remained as
staggering Sunday as they were Saturday night in a 35-20 Conference USA
loss at East Carolina. Memphis Commercial Appeal
captain will return in '07 UTEP senior linebacker Jeremy Jones was resting
comfortably Sunday evening after undergoing surgery for his broken right
leg -- resting and reflecting on his blessings El Paso Times