ECU Beats Tulane

Patrick Pinkney threw a 24-yard touchdown pass to Jamar Bryant with 1:41 left to play, and No. 14 East Carolina rallied for a 28-24 victory against Tulane on Saturday.

The Pirates (3-0, 1-0 Conference USA) vaulted into the national rankings and national spotlight by upsetting Virginia Tech and West Virginia in consecutive weeks, and barely escaped having Tulane (1-2)pull the same trick on them.

Pinkney completed 22-of-32 passes for 260 yards and two touchdowns, and the Pirates improved to 3-0 for the first time since 1999. ECU secured the victory when Pierre Bell intercepted
Kevin Moore's pass at the Green Wave 45 with 28 seconds left.


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  • by deadfish Location: nc on Sep 18, 2008 at 10:19 PM
    Mr. Bob: USC kicks OSU "derrière" and you call it a collapse. Should I asses your CFB knowledge based on that statement? BTW I did NOT attend USC. I have been a big Trojan fan just before OJS. I'm curious did you watch the WVA VS CU game? I also agree with "Anti Pirates". ECU does NOT belong with the Big Boys. BTW based on ECU's early success this season some ECU fans whose hopes are too big for their britches unrealistically calling for ECU to move to a bigger conference. Where are they going to get the talent to compete? I'll answer that question indirectly! According to rivals.com CFB recruiting rankings Duke is rated #32, ECU #70. You can easily infer from that that ECU will have a tough time beating Duke in two to three years if they were to play each other. By the same token don't be surprised if it doesn't happen the other way around! Dave: If ECU beats NC ST by three points they will drop another four spots!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2008 at 08:39 PM
    After the NC State Wolf Pack beat up the Pirates this Saturday, ECU will fade away out of the Top 25 faster than a fart in a hurricane.
  • by Bob Location: Winterville on Sep 16, 2008 at 08:28 PM
    Anti Pirates: Given your comments about WVa., Va Tech, and alas ECU, not being among "the BIG BOYS (your use of capitalization here speaks volumes- literally and figuratively) of college football; with bated breath we await your definition of a "BIG BOY". Cue the LSU, USC response, which I'll accept. But, please do not state some Big 10 all bark, no bite team in wake of THE (a nod to your affection for capitalization) Ohio State University's annual collapse this weekend. Secondly, tell me please your assocation with this school- are you alum. or bandwagoneer that just likes to tweak the locals with chest-thumping quasi-backing of annual powerhouse? Lemme guess, you also like the Patriots (damn those Giants!), the Yankees, and the Harlem Globetrotters?
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Sep 16, 2008 at 06:04 PM
    Sammy: You are one of the few ECU fans that I agree with nearly 100%, with ALL due respect no sarcasm intended. It is widely reported that Tyronne Willingham's job is on the hot seat(University of Washington). Of course this is a Pac-10 job. Let's assume that Mr. TW is fired which would NOT surprise anyone will Mr. S. Holtz be interested if offered? Hey NOT a bad question even if I ask it myself! I would take that job in a heartbeat, WHY? The salary definitely much higher than at ECU. A much larger and talent richer area to recruit from. Finally it is the Pac-10 which could bolt him either to the NFL or to a bigger CFB program. That is the nature of business...
  • by DS Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2008 at 06:02 PM
    Skip Holtz would have to be nuts not to take double what he's making now and flee ECU for a BIG TIME program!
  • by Anti Pirates Location: Nowhere important on Sep 16, 2008 at 05:35 PM
    ECU needs to stay in CUSA with the other college football mid-majors. There is NO WAY ECU could hang with the BIG BOYS of college football. And NO, WVU and VA Tech DO NOT fit in that category!
  • by Sammy Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2008 at 04:45 PM
    LOL!!! LOL!!!! New ECU Fan, what world are you living in, thinking someone will stay because of a good heart instead of the $$$$. One of the funniest things I have read in a long time!!!! Skip wants to go to the top, just as any other coach, and the top for ECU is a Conference USA championship... Sorry, that don't cut it!!!! Heck haven't even won one of those yet
  • by deadfish Location: nc on Sep 16, 2008 at 01:54 PM
    Dwayne from Greenville: Sir, I don't have an identity crisis. Secondly my point regarding ECU moving to another conference is supported by other ECU fans on this thread. As you probably know I am not a Pirate fan. I am a SF Giants, SF 49ers and an USC Trojans/Pac-10 fan. I have been very critical of ECU in a fair and objective way. I also know the proper use of a possessive noun in a sentence such as their instead of there. I write like a well educated person. Thank you
  • by Jesse Location: Greenville on Sep 16, 2008 at 01:27 PM
    As ugly as it was, we'll take that win against Tulane! Go Pirates!
  • by New ECU fan! Location: Bath on Sep 16, 2008 at 12:22 PM
    Never paid much attention to college football until we heard C J Wilson was playing. (My husband was his brothers's Midget football coach).I am so pround of these young men! I know that now they are winning, some of you are saying that the coach will leave if they continue on, but if he has a HEART for the school and his players and it's not about $$$, he will stay and make something great for this school. Let's not let some of your negativitiy crush the spirits of the guys on this team. They are trying really hard to make something of their team. GO PIRATES GO !!!!! Besides, all of the other schools started out 0 & 0 too.
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