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ECU opens conference play on the road against Navy

The East Carolina University football team will open its American Athletic Conference schedule on Saturday in Annapolis, Maryland against the United States Naval Academy.

At 1-1 on the season, the 2019 season has been a tale of two different games for Mike Houston and his Pirates. In the season opener against North Carolina State University, ECU’s offense was bottled up, and rushed for just 41 yards in a 34-6 blowout loss. Just days ago, however, the Pirates ran all over Gardner-Webb University for five rushing touchdowns and almost 600 total yards in a 48-9 rout.

“We’re very pleased with the way our team came out and competed.