Two ECU Players Injured In VA Tech Loss, Out For Season

Virginia Tech beat ECU Thursday night at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium in Greenville in a game aired nationally on ESPN.

The Hokies won 16-3.

Thursday was a tough night for the Pirates, with two key players injured early in the game.

Dekota Marshall, a defensive back, has two broken bones in his lower leg and will be out for the rest of the season.

Rob Kass, a tight end, has a torn MCL in his right knee. The medial collateral ligament is critical to supporting the knee joint. WITN has learned it is most likely the injury will take him out for the remainder of the season.

The Pirates return to play November 15 with a conference game in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The game will air on ESPN 2 with an 8:15 p.m. kickoff.

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Greenville police say if you're not going to the Virginia Tech game tonight it would probably be a good idea to stay away from that part of town later today.

ECU parking lots will open at 4:00 p.m. as the kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

As with other home games, 14th Street will be closed from Charles Boulevard to College Hill Drive and Berkley Road two hours before kickoff and then 90 minutes after the game. Parking on both sides of 14th, from Elm to Berkeley will be by permit only.

Following the game, motorist can expect these restrictions to be put in place around 9:30 p.m.:

  • No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from Elm Street. All traffic exiting from the C.M. Eppes parking lot will be diverted west on 14th Street and turn right onto College Hill Drive to 10th Street.
  • All traffic exiting from Berkley Road will be diverted east onto 14th Street. 14th Street from Berkley Road to Elm Street will be eastbound traffic only. The center lane will be sent east on 14th Street crossing over Elm Street out to Greenville Blvd. and the right lane will turn right or south at Elm Street. Traffic leaving the stadium area on 14th Street will not be allowed to turn north on Elm Street.
  • No traffic will be allowed west on 14th Street from the Swashbuckler Carwash near Charles Blvd.
  • Charles Blvd. will be closed to southbound traffic at 14th Street. All southbound traffic on Charles from 10th Street will be diverted west on 14th Street towards Evans Street.
  • At Greenville Blvd. and Charles Blvd. no traffic will be allowed north on Charles Blvd. Traffic traveling north on Charles Blvd. from Red Banks Road will be diverted right onto Greenville Blvd.

The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

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