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Gerald J. Ford Stadium | Attendance: 17,136 • TV: ESPNN

ECU 49, SMU 23 | Inside Game Day | Photo Gallery... | Post-game Audio...

>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... Thursday: Cincinnati 34, Miami (FL) 23 ..... ..... Friday: Memphis 24, USF 17 ..... Temple 37, Charlotte 3 ..... BYU 30, UConn 13 ..... ..... Saturday: Tulane 45, UCF 31 ..... Houston 38, Tulsa 24 ..... Navy 33, Air Force 11 ..... ECU 49, SMU 23 ..... .....

Summers triggers ECU frenzy

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ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with reporters after the Pirates' win over SMU (recorded by Al Myatt; file photo): Select audio clip...

DALLAS — It felt like summer time at Southern Methodist's Gerald J. Ford Stadium on Saturday with sunny skies and the temperature an un-October-like 80 degrees.

It felt like Summers' time, too. That would be James Summers, the East Carolina quarterback who has been on the fast track. ... More from Al Myatt...

IN A RUSH: Southern Methodist's mustang gets a run before the game, but it was East Carolina that did most of the galloping after Saturday's American Athletic Conference contest got under way at Gerald J. Ford Stadium in Dallas. The Pirates gained 304 yards on the ground while holding SMU to 40 in a 49-23 victory. [Photo by Al Myatt.]

View Al Myatt's gallery of 12 game day photos...



Dolphins' Philbin reportedly on thin ice ... Kuechly out with concussion ... Reed ready to answer Steelers' call ... Buckeyes survive another scare ... No. 2 Spartans escape Purdue upset bid ... Gators swamp No. 3 Ole Miss ... Sooners roll over No. 23 WVU ... AAC better than ACC? ... SMU president critical of penalties ... Louisville looking into claims involving ex-assistant ... Five-star recruit picks Michigan State ... Bartman bows out ... Softball powerhouse forfeits state tournament ... Ronda Rousey lands on cover of men's mag ... More from Al Myatt...



Kevin's Keys to the Game

East Carolina comes into today's game at Southern Methodist with a hard-to-decipher 2-2 record. After opening at home with a with a win over FCS opponent Towson in a game that was a lot closer than expected, the Pirates traveled to Gainesville and outplayed expectations in a close loss to the Florida Gators. It has been that type of season ... More from Kevin Monroe...



Pirates look to build on big win

Coming back from an early 14-0 deficit to defeat Virginia Tech 35-28 at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium on Saturday was a huge step for an East Carolina football team that had dropped preceding games at Florida and Navy. ... More from Al Myatt...

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Book series has pirate history ties

When the time seemed right to pen her first book, Sara Whitford spun a setting and some character scenarios from her abiding passion for North Carolina coastal history and her own family’s genealogy. ... More from Bethany Bradsher...



The day fiction came to life

I have seen that movie before. Ronnie Bass had just come in at quarterback in "Remember the Titans." Bass told the line to let a lineman through. Bass fired a pass and flipped the lineman over in one move. ... More from Brian Bailey...

Audio: Ruffin McNeill Weekly Presser

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill met with reporters on Monday in his weekly press conference. (Audio courtesy of Pirate Radio 1250; archive photo): Select audio clip...

Audio: The Brian Bailey Show

The Brian Bailey Show airs on Pirate Radio 1250 on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Brian's guests this week were ECU coach Ruffin McNeill (right), Rose coach Dave Wojtecki and Conley coach Nate Conner: Replay show...


Greg Vacek's Monday Infographic



Rainy conditions and an ugly start with two turnovers in the first eight minutes seemed to set the stage for another long day for East Carolina in its Saturday matchup with Virginia Tech. ... Details and data from Greg Vacek...



Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | Att: 50,514 • TV: ABC/ESPN2

ECU 35, Virginia Tech 28 | Photos... | Postgame Audio...

Pirates have an ace in the hole

GREENVILLE — East Carolina played its hole card on Saturday and completed a straight. After turnovers helped Virginia Tech to an early 14-0 lead and quarterback Blake Kemp brought ECU level at 14, James Summers took over the offense and led the Pirates to a 35-28 win on a soggy Saturday at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. ... More from Al Myatt...

View Al Myatt's gallery of game day photos...

Ruffin McNeill post-game audio

ECU coach Ruffin McNeill spoke with reporters on Saturday after the Pirates defeated Virginia Tech (recorded by Al Myatt): Select audio clip...
>>>  AAC SCOREBOARD  >>> ..... Thursday: Memphis 53, Cincinnati 46 ..... ..... Saturday: Navy 28, UConn 18 ..... South Carolina 31, UCF 14 ..... East Carolina 35, Virginia Tech 28 ..... James Madison 48, SMU 45 ..... Houston 59, Texas State 14 ..... .....


Links of Interest from ECU & Beyond

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