ECU Falls To Virginia Tech 49-27

BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -- David Wilson ran for two touchdowns and Darren Evans added a rushing score to lead Virginia Tech to a 49-27 win over East Carolina on Saturday.

Virginia Tech (1-2) rallied from a 10-0 deficit, scoring 28 unanswered points in the second half.

The Hokies won their first game of the season despite losing standout tailback Ryan Williams, a redshirt sophomore who broke Tech's single-season rushing record last season (1,655 yards). Williams injured his right hamstring with 7:24 left in the first half and did not return.

Virginia Tech trailed 27-21 in the third quarter, but they took the lead when Wilson scored on a 3-yard run with 4:34 left in the quarter. The Hokies' defense then held the Pirates (2-1) on the ensuing possession.

Wilson, a sophomore, scored on an 8-yard run with 29 seconds remaining in the quarter to give Tech a 35-27 lead.

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  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 23, 2010 at 07:41 AM
    Anonymous at 9-22 7:29 p.m. first of all you are a coward for not putting your name up here. Second, to call a team who has won back to back conference championships and defeat the ACC Champs (which none of the NC ACC Schools have done in about 10 years) in addition to an elite Boise State team a few years just proves that you know nothing about college football. Go to a political site or something. To Anonymous of La Grange, I thought that you were talking trash about ECU before, but I misunderstood. I pull for ECU in everything. If ECU went winless in every sport for 30 straight years, I would still pull for them, even though I'd be fed up.
  • by Anonymous on Sep 22, 2010 at 04:29 PM
    ECU is well known throughout the country because they are a creampuff team that loses.
  • by General Location: Classified on Sep 22, 2010 at 10:05 AM
    ECU may have lost a battle to VT but the war has just begun.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 22, 2010 at 08:35 AM
    Well, I'll say this, it sounded like you were just talking trash about ECU at first, but I see what you are saying. I know there are those few that hop on the ECU bandwagon, which I don't care if they do or not, but I'll pull for ECU even if they went winless in every single sport for 30 years, even though I'd be very very fed up.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 22, 2010 at 08:32 AM
    Hey Wolfpack Red, we beat you guys in Raleigh in 2006. Since then we have been in a bowl game every year, including 2 Liberty Bowls, along with beating an elite Boise State program out in Hawaii. State has had losing seasons every year since Tom O'Brien was there. You must miss Chuckie don't you. Firing him from the NCSU head coaching position turned out to backfire NCSU. Also, to Anonymous of La Grange, I pull for ECU in everything, including basketball, golf, swimming, tennis, and anything else that has to do with ECU. I never pull for any of the in state ACC teams at all, except for N.C. State's women's basketball program, and that's cause an ECU alum, Kay Yow made her coaching legacy there. The only ACC schools worth pulling for are Clemson, UVA, and Va Tech, which are all very respectable. I am definately not one of those ECU fans that only pulls for them in football, baseball, or just both football and baseball. I pull for ECU Pirate everything.
  • by Sam Location: Kitty Hawk on Sep 22, 2010 at 07:35 AM
    Top Dog needs to change his name to Top Dud. For goodness sakes, there are people out in Alaska and Hawaii who have heard of ECU before. During my ECU days, I can't think of a single state that I have not met a fellow ECU student from.
  • by KC on Sep 22, 2010 at 12:33 AM
    We are fortunate to have Coach Ruff and Lincoln Riley here. Texas Tech is suffering with new coaching staff not delivering. They only had 144 yards total offense against Texas (last year was 420 yards). Fans are not happy with their offensive coordinator and head coach!
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2010 at 12:01 PM
    Top Dog hasn't even visited 38 states to see how far ECU reaches. He probably thinks Benjamin Franklin was a President too. Here's a list of the states ECU has played in since the 1960's: North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Virginia, Louisiana, West Virginia, Florida, Alabama, Hawaii, Kentucky, Texas, Mississippi, Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Illinois, New York, and Iowa. And there may be more that I'm not aware of or am just forgetting. So in conclusion, Top Dog, you fail. And with ECU's recent giant killing victories, Top 25 appearances, and last minute Hail Mary wins taking the top story on SportsCenter, every football fan in America who watches ESPN has heard about ECU! Get back on the porch T'Dawg!
  • by Top Dog on Sep 21, 2010 at 09:44 AM
    I can name you about 38 states in which the people have never heard of ECU.
  • by Bud Location: Washington on Sep 21, 2010 at 07:02 AM
    To interject about media coverage, I spend A LOT of time in southeastern VA, notably the Virginia Beach/Chesapeake area. ECU and VT are the two most popular schools in that whole region of VA. It's really odd actually, I rarely see UVA stickers, flags, or plates, but ECU and VT are everywhere. So to say that our marketing area doesn't go beyond ENC is ignorant.

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