The Pirates Travel To Raleigh To Avenge Last Year's Loss

By: Dave Jordan/Cassandra Bell
By: Dave Jordan/Cassandra Bell

ECU travels to Raleigh Saturday looking to avenge last years 34-20 loss to N.C. State at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium.

The Pirates could go 4 and 0 for the first time in nine years with a win over the Wolfpack. A victory would be the second for the pirates at Carter Finley Stadium in three years. N.C. State holds the all time series lead 15 games to 10.

The regional rivalry between the Pirates and the Wolfpack will kick off in Raleigh at noon Saturday and fans are a picking up pirate gear to prepare.

The UBE store in Greenville was packed with Pirate fans Friday buying up paraphernalia for the big the game.

Many of the pirate faithful remember the upset over NC State in 1992 during the Peach Bowl while others remember the 70's when ACC teams considered ECU a "regional meal ticket."

Now a top twenty team, ECU will face the unranked Wolfpack for bragging rights.

The game is sold out but that's not stopping many Pirate fans from just driving to Raleigh to tailgate.

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  • by deadfish Location: nc on Sep 20, 2008 at 01:53 PM
    #15 is dead like a dead fish>hee-hee! # what(!)>?
  • by j Location: goldsboro on Sep 20, 2008 at 12:46 PM
    didnt see the nc state fans fighitng cops and tearing the field up. it just shows u what a bunch of soreloser ecu drunks are!
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2008 at 08:55 AM
    You better bet that WITN will be carrying the sad Pirate Nation fans reactions and all of the arrests after the game though!
  • by wolfie Location: sindey on Sep 20, 2008 at 08:16 AM
    will witn carry the game?

    Game is on ESPN @ 12 Noon

  • by Scott Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2008 at 06:42 AM
    I bet there will be a TON of arrests after this game too. The Drunk Nation will be saying ARRRRGGHHH our Pirates lost to NC State mateys and we are upset ARRRGGGHHH!!
  • by Dodger Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2008 at 06:14 AM
    Pirates travel, Ok Pirate Club, Fans get drunk show behind.
  • by pirate4life Location: Rawlee on Sep 20, 2008 at 06:02 AM
    Where it is a first down........... PIRATES!!!!! ARRRRRRGH!!!!!! 1-0!
  • by Roger Location: Greenville on Sep 20, 2008 at 03:40 AM
    Hey all you people alcoholics?
  • by BBQ Lover Location: Greenville on Sep 19, 2008 at 10:57 PM
    Dave, you need a reality check! ECU is playing great, but aren't going to win every game, boo WOLF PACK! Go PIRATES!
  • by Native Pirate on Sep 19, 2008 at 07:52 PM
    Dave the TOOL has spoken! Now go crawl back in your hole
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