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2015 East Carolina Pirates Football Schedule


Record: 5-7, 3-5 (AAC)
Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Saturday
Sep. 5
Tigers Towson Tigers
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 28-20
Saturday
Sep. 12
Gators at Florida Gators
Ben Hill Griffin Stadium, Gainesville, FL
Lost 31-24
Saturday
Sep. 19
Midshipmen at Navy Midshipmen
Navy-Marine Corps Mem. Stadium, Annapolis, MD
Lost 45-21
Saturday
Sep. 26
Hokies Virginia Tech Hokies
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 35-28
Saturday
Oct. 3
Mustangs at SMU Mustangs
Gerald J. Ford Stadium, Dallas, TX
Won 49-23
Saturday
Oct. 10
Cougars at BYU Cougars
LaVell Edwards Stadium, Provo, UT
Lost 45-38
Saturday
Oct. 17
Hurricanes Tulsa Golden Hurricane (HC)
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Won 30-17
Thursday
Oct. 22
Owls Temple Owls
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Lost 24-14
Friday
Oct. 30
Huskies at UConn Huskies
Rentschler Field, East Hartford, CT
Lost 31-13
Saturday
Nov. 7
Bulls USF Bulls
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Lost 22-17
Saturday
Nov. 14
Open Date
Thursday
Nov. 19
Knights at UCF Knights
Bright House Networks Stadium, Orlando, FL
Won 44-7
Saturday
Nov. 28
Bearcats Cincinnati Bearcats
Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, NC
Lost 19-16

East Carolina Headlines

    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
        So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
        Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
        All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
        Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)

        Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

    8. scotta@genesyspackaging.com
      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.

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    1. Gator Hater
      November 12, 2015 at 12:14 am

      why not

    2. Greg Barnes
      November 12, 2015 at 4:07 pm

      This is great news for the local economy in northeastern NC. Thumbs up to ECU for making this happen.

    3. David
      November 12, 2015 at 5:07 pm

      Whenever the next conference shuffling happens, ECU should advocate for ODU to get brought up to the American. If they hadn’t dropped football years ago, ODU probably would have already been in the American. Norfolk-Richmond is a huge media market.

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    1. The Real Mike
      August 28, 2015 at 2:55 pm

      This is stupid. Just like Penn State who just scheduled Idaho. I’m done

      • Why?
        August 28, 2015 at 10:28 pm

        Idaho can only wish they were anywhere near what ECU is in Football. This is not a bad series at all. Have you watched college football in the last 20 years?

      • Day
        August 29, 2015 at 9:06 am

        This is a great match-up, with the games between these two in the past this was bound to happen, E.Carolina always plays S.Carolina tough.

    2. @dbrunstheworld
      August 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

      ECU’s first home game in 2019 in a series starting in 2011 is almost as bad as BYU’s first home game in 2026 in the Arizona series starting in 2016.

      Yes, I do realize it enabled BYU to schedule Michigan State home and home.

    3. Craig
      August 28, 2015 at 3:44 pm

      ECU is putting together relatively strong OOC schedules.

      South Carolina is scheduling so they don’t have to play an OOC game outside of the Carolina’s.

    4. Miskitu Azul
      August 28, 2015 at 9:33 pm

      Fukitol 1000 mg

    5. scott
      August 29, 2015 at 9:52 am

      Hey! Check out East Carolina! They are going to surprise some people this year. And, they just signed a four year home and home with South Carolina! Yes, they love to play in the sandbox with the big boys, and that is because they are bigger than people give them credit for. Before you argue, look at the stats and the stadium expansion plans! Big time stuff! Aaargh baby! It’s fun to ‘party with a pirate!’!

    6. Ray
      August 30, 2015 at 1:04 am

      ECU is scheduling teams that will put them on the map and show the US that they are a great institution.

    7. JC16
      August 31, 2015 at 12:40 am

      ECU is a solid mid major program in a solid conference. The AAC top dogs are becoming more comparable to top P5 programs giving solid P5 programs headaches on the field. If they continue getting better, and attract more high grade recruits, ten years down the road I can see them considered a power conference.

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    1. Greg Barnes
      February 19, 2015 at 11:56 am

      Go Pirates! Looking forward to the new season.

    2. David
      February 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      Army and BYU should get associate member status for playing three American teams each. (I’m kidding.)

    3. Mike
      February 21, 2015 at 11:45 pm

      The league should have kept the Big East name regardless.

    4. Joe mama
      January 7, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Where are the 2016-2017 schedules for football?

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