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ECU football caps first week of spring ball

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Published: Feb. 24, 2018 at 3:48 PM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. - ECU capped its first week of spring work with an extended "full-go" live team-on-team segment at Hight Field inside the Cliff Moore Practice Complex on Saturday.

The Pirates also moved from shells to full-pad mode during its fourth overall outing, which included a script of approximately 40 plays at the end of the session featuring the top three levels of the squad's current depth chart.

"Our quarterbacks played at a higher level than I initially thought they would and I liked our overall offensive tempo," ECU Head Coach Scottie Montgomery said, summing up ECU's initial week of practice. "Defensively, I've been really encouraged by our play in the secondary and the physicality of our tackling."

Sophomore Reid Herring keyed the top offensive unit, guiding the Pirates to a pair of scores on a six-of-eight, 93-yard passing performance. He connected with Terrell Green and Trevon Brown on 28 and 36-yard touchdown passes, respectively, while also picking up 17 yards on three rushes.

Senior Shaun James provided some highlights for the defense with two tackles for lost yardage, including a sack. Junior nickelback Devon Sutton posted the other quarterback drop on a safety blitz.

ECU will be back at work Monday and follow with practices on Wednesday and Friday before departing campus for the school's annual spring break (March 5-9).

NOTES: Senior Anthony Scott led five running backs who experienced action during the matchup with 19 yards on three carries (long run of 11) ... Green (2-42) and Deondre Farrier (2-8) topped the receiving corps with two catches each ... Along with Green (28) and Brown (36), Cam Marshmon recorded a reception of over 20 yards (27) ... True freshman Holton Ahlers, who was 1-of-5 for 27 yards passing, and redshirt freshman Kingsley Ifedi (no pass attempts) directed the other two units from the quarterback position … In addition to the pair of sacks, the Pirate defense also forced one turnover (recovered fumble).

ECU'S 2018 SPRING PRACTICE SCHEDULE

Next Workout: Monday, February 26 (4:30-6:30 p.m.)

Remaining Workouts: February 28, March 1, March 12, March 14, March 16, March 17 (scrimmage), March 19, March 21, March 23, March 24 (Purple-Gold Game, 1:00 p.m.)