SMU Upsets ECU 28-21

Patrick Pinkney ended up shaking his flu like symptoms to start for the ECU Pirates.

Number 17, Dwayne Harris put the Pirates on the board first with a 10 yard rushing touchdown.

An offensive field goal kick was blocked by the SMU Mustangs and returned 65 yards by Bryan McCann.

Both teams are approaching the half tied 7 - 7.

Halftime score is tied 7-7.

SMU gets a 96 yard pass from Mitchell to Robinson for a touchdown for the Mustangs giving the third quarter score 14-7 SMU.

SMU's Rock Dennis intercepts Pinkney's pass and runs 53 yards for a SMU touchdown to make the score 21-7 over ECU.

ECU's 2 yard run touchdown by Giavani Ruffin puts ECU back in the game with a score of 21-14 SMU.

SMU stays strong throughout the game and Terrance Wilkerson scores the touchdown in tthe fourth quarter for the Mustangs.

ECU strikes back with a 77 yard kickoff return for a touchdown from Dwayne Harris bringing the score to 28-20 SMU.

SMU takes the win for a big upset over the Pirates with a final score of 28-21.
Starting quarterback Patrick Pinkney is ill and will be a game time decision on whether or not he'll play. Brian Meador is with the team in Dallas, and says Pinkney has flu like symptoms

East Carolina will play the first of three inter-divisional contests on its 2009 Conference USA schedule without two key players.

Starting running back Brandon Jackson and starting outside linebacker Chris Mattocks did not make the trip to Dallas. Both players are sick. The extent of their illnesses are not known at this time.

Redshirt freshman defensive back Rahkeem Morgan did make the trip. He was cleared by doctors at the last minute and is in Dallas. A few other ECU players made the trip to Dallas wearing face masks.

Matt Thomspon is projected get the start at linebacker in place of Chris mattocks while Jonathan Williams is expected to replace Brandon Jackson.

Dakota Marshall will likely move into a starting role for the PIrates against the Mustangs when ECU goes into a nickel package which is expected often against the pass happy Mustangs.

ECU will kickoff at 8 p.m tonight at SMU. The game will air on WITN and we will have game updates here on

The Pirates go into the game with an overall record of 3-2 against SMU's 2-2 so far this season.

East Carolina will play the first of three inter-divisional contests on its 2009 Conference USA schedule without two key players.

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  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Oct 15, 2009 at 11:27 PM
    Thanks Dave. have a good w/e.
  • by Dave on Oct 15, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    Coach M, I applaud you on your football knowledge! It's about time somebody with some sense other than me posted on here.
  • by b on Oct 15, 2009 at 05:58 AM
    Typical Holtz football-----he needs to go!
  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Oct 15, 2009 at 12:14 AM
    Who scored the other 14 points? The cheer leaders...LOL Even if the SMU defense returns a fumble or INT for a TD, the ECU defense still gave up a TD. After the INT, the offense becomes the defense. ecufan: Even if the kick off or punt team gives up a TD, that is still the defense giving up a score. when the other team has the ball, your team is on defense. Do your research. People that are fans just because they went to a school, have a child or other family member that is on the team and really don't know anything about the sport really get me...LOL Just like the fans that jeer a RB or QB that can't get any yards but don't complain about the line. Or when a QB or RB gaines 150 yards they call him a hero but didn't see the holes the size of a Mack truck.
  • by Dave on Oct 14, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    ecufan the 28 points STILL go in the POINTS ALLOWED column. Quit complaining and deal with it; a loss is a loss!
  • by ecufan Location: gville on Oct 14, 2009 at 11:44 AM
    the defense only gave up 14 points...not 28. In reality the defense played well besides a 96 yard pass. Defense gave up less than 300 yards total too. do your research coach M.
  • by ECUfan Location: Greenville on Oct 13, 2009 at 07:18 PM
    Greg Hudson needs fired ASAP! He is so arrogant!!
  • by Coach M Location: RMT on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:48 AM
    To ALL ECWho fans: Where is your defense? All of you keep talking about Pickney. Your defense is crap, PERIOD. Allowing SMU to score 28 points...really. Face it, ECWho fans, need to drop down and take the DIV II from App. State. Oh and take NCSU with ya...LOL...Duke? ROFLMBO
  • by Dave on Oct 12, 2009 at 01:31 PM
    Go figure, ThePirateLady is NOWEHERE to be heard of. I guess she is too sad.
  • by Cindy M. Location: Swan Quarter on Oct 12, 2009 at 10:53 AM
    The next opportunity to present itself for Coach Holtz should be capitalized upon. There are those at ECU who could back stab him and he would be gone before he even knew it. Shades of the past.

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