Shaking Off The Flu-Bug In Time For Homecoming

East Carolina is limping into the midway point of its season with injuries, flu bugs and on-field mistakes.
The Pirates (3-3, 2-1 Conference USA) are coming off a 28-21 weekend loss at SMU in which the Mustangs scored touchdowns on a blocked field goal and an interception return. It was a frustrating performance for coach Skip Holtz, who says his team is not getting enough big plays on the offensive end and is relying too much on a methodical, couple-yards-a-play attack.
This week, East Carolina hosts winless Rice (0-6, 0-2).
Holtz says he's hoping the 10 players or so who battled a flu-like illness last week can get healthier. But the Pirates will be without running back Jon Williams, who is out indefinitely with a knee injury.

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  • by FallonG Location: nc on Oct 13, 2009 at 12:48 PM
    give LINVILLE the ball on the goal line.
  • by mike Location: va on Oct 13, 2009 at 07:58 AM
    We have enough talent to beat SMU if the entire first team is sick. A 1-11 team beats us by getting in the red zone only one time and has 163 yards in penalties.What's wrong with that picture?
  • by T Location: Belhaven on Oct 13, 2009 at 06:04 AM
    it is just excuses for saying pinky sucks
  • by JDLadd on Oct 12, 2009 at 08:06 PM
    This is nothing but a pre-excuse just in case ECU loses!

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