East Carolina Pirates (0-0)


Sat. 8/29 Sat. 9/12 Sat. 9/19 Thu. 9/24 Sat. 10/3
vs. Marsh
TBA
@ SCar
TBA
vs. Nor
Ppnd
vs. UCF
TBA
@ GaSt
TBA

Marshall-ECU game date moved, will honor 1970 crash victims

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Marshall and East Carolina will open the 2020 football season a week earlier than scheduled to accommodate a national television broadcast marking the 50th anniversary of the worst disaster in U.S. sports history.

The schools announced Thursday that the game originally set for Sept. 5 in Greenville now will be played Aug. 29. The network was not announced.

The schools were bonded forever when Marshall's chartered plane crashed while returning from a game at East Carolina on Nov. 14, 1970. The jet crashed into a hillside short of an airport in rain and fog near Huntington, West Virginia. Among the 75 people killed were 36 football players.

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Leaders
Passing Yards: H. Ahlers3387
Passing TDs: H. Ahlers21
Rushing Yards: D. Mauney446
Rushing TDs: H. Ahlers6
Receiving Yards: C. Johnson908
Receiving TDs: T. Snead5
Interceptions: J. McMillian3
Schedule 2020
Date Opponent Result / Time
8/29 vs. Marshall TBA
9/12 at South Carolina Cancelled
9/19 vs. Norfolk State Postponed
9/24 vs. UCF TBA
10/3 at Georgia State TBA
10/10 at South Florida TBA
10/17 vs. Navy TBA
10/30 at Tulsa TBA
11/7 vs. Tulane TBA
11/12 at Cincinnati TBA
11/21 at Temple TBA
11/28 vs. SMU TBA
American Athletic Conference
  Conference Overall
Cincinnati 0-0 0-0
East Carolina 0-0 0-0
Houston 0-0 0-0
Memphis 0-0 0-0
Navy 0-0 0-0
Southern Methodist 0-0 0-0
South Florida 0-0 0-0
Temple 0-0 0-0
Tulane 0-0 0-0
Tulsa 0-0 0-0
UCF 0-0 0-0
Offense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5162 (63)
Passing Yards: 3466 (37)
Rushing Yards: 1696 (100)
Points per game: 26.8 (78)
Yards per game: 430.2 (46)
Touchdowns: 34 (98)
Field Goals: 24 (7)
Defense (FBS Rank)
Yards: 5632 (113)
Passing Yards: 3139 (94)
Rushing Yards: 2493 (104)
Points per game: 33.7 (111)
Yards per game: 469.3 (119)
Touchdowns: 52 (114)
Field Goals: 10 (17)
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