ECU is handed their third straight loss. They matched up against Virginia on the Road. ECU started off on the right foot early. The defense had two interceptions in the first quarter, but the Pirates only got two field goals off the turnovers.
The Cavaliers broke it wide open in the second quarter. Virginia scored 28 unanswered points in the first half. The Cavs rushing game was unstoppable. Cedric Peerman ran for 173 yards and two touchdowns in the game. The Cavaliers led the Pirates 28-6 at halftime.
ECU scored on the opening drive of the second half. They eventually made it 28-20. But a fake field goal for a touchdown by the Cavs helped seal the deal for Virginia. They beat the Pirates 35-20.
Patrick Pinkney completed 12 of 28 passes for 196 yards. Jonathan Williams had 19 carries for 95 yards in the loss.