ECU football road schedule adjusted
PROVIDENCE, R.I. -- The American Athletic Conference has announced a number of changes to its 2017 football schedule, including two ECU road games in a collective effort to make up recent postponements because of Hurricane Irma.
The revised schedule has the Pirates visiting Connecticut at Pratt & Whitney Stadium in East Hartford on Sunday, Sept. 24 to allow the USF-UConn contest, which was not played last week in advance of the storm, to be played on Nov. 4.
Additionally, ECU's game at Houston on Oct. 28 has been pushed back one week.
“I would like to thank our presidents, athletic directors and our head football coaches for their outstanding collaboration and cooperation to resolve this unprecedented situation in as fair a manner as possible,” said American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco. “I would also like to acknowledge and thank Ryan Bamford from UMass for his understanding. This was not an easy process, but we feel that this updated schedule is a significant step toward giving us the best opportunity to decide our champion on the field.”
The changes to the 2017 schedule for each team are as follows:
ECU will visit UConn at 12 noon Sunday, Sept. 24 (replacing an open date), will have an open date Saturday, Oct. 28 (replacing a game against Houston), and will play at Houston Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the previously scheduled game against UConn). The ECU-UConn game will be played on a Sunday due to the unavailability of Pratt & Whitney Stadium on Saturday.
UConn will host ECU Sunday, Sept. 24 (replacing an open date) and will host USF Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the original date of the ECU game).
USF will host Cincinnati Saturday, Oct. 14 (replacing a previously scheduled game against Massachusetts), will host Houston Saturday, Oct. 28 (replacing the original game against Cincinnati), and will play at UConn Saturday, Nov. 4 (replacing the original game against Houston).
Cincinnati will play at USF Saturday, Oct. 14 and will have its open date Oct. 28 (replacing an Oct. 14 open date and the game at USF Oct. 28).
Houston will play at USF Saturday, Oct. 28 (instead of Nov. 4) and will host ECU Saturday, Nov. 4 (instead of Oct. 28).
The American is continuing its efforts to reschedule the game between Memphis and UCF, which also was not played due to Hurricane Irma.