2011 East Carolina Pirates football team

The 2011 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Pirates were led by second year head coach Ruffin McNeill and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. They were a member of the East Division of Conference USA. The Pirates finished 4–4 in Conference USA and 5–7 overall. For the first time since 2005, the Pirates were not eligible to play in a bowl game.

2011 East Carolina Pirates football
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ConferenceConference USA
DivisionEast
2011 record5–7 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coachRuffin McNeill (2nd season)
Offensive coordinatorLincoln Riley
Offensive schemeAir raid
Defensive coordinatorBrian Mitchell
Home stadiumDowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 20 Southern Miss x$   6 2         12 2  
Marshall   5 3         7 6  
East Carolina   4 4         5 7  
UAB   3 5         3 9  
UCF   3 5         5 7  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West Division
No. 18 Houston x   8 0         13 1  
Tulsa   7 1         8 5  
SMU   5 3         8 5  
Rice   3 5         4 8  
UTEP   2 6         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         2 11  
Championship: Southern Miss 49, Houston 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 37:00 pmvs. No. 12 South Carolina*FSNL 37–5658,272[1]
September 103:30 pmNo. 11 Virginia Tech*FSNL 10–1749,404
September 243:30 pmUAB
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
WITNW 28–2350,023
October 18:00 pmNorth Carolina*
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
CBSSNL 20–3550,610
October 87:00 pmat HoustonCBSSNL 3–5630,126
October 157:00 pmat MemphisWITNW 35–1717,975
October 223:30 pmat Navy*CBSSNW 38–3534,612
October 293:30 pmTulane 
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
WITNW 34–1349,410
November 54:00 pmSouthern Miss
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
CSSL 28–4850,345[2]
November 128:00 pmat UTEPTWEPL 17–2225,571
November 197:00 pmUCF
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC (rivalry)
FSNW 38–3150,277
November 263:30 pmat MarshallCBSSNL 27–34 OT22,456
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time

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Post Season AwardsEdit

  • Lance Lewis WR - Second Team All-Conference USA Offense
  • Emmanuel Davis CB - Second Team All-Conference USA Defense
  • Jeremy Grove LB - Honorable Mention All-Conference USA, C-USA Freshman-of-the-Year, C-USA All-Freshman Team, Freshman All-American
  • Justin Hardy WR - C-USA All-Freshman Team

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Boyette, John (September 3, 2011). "South Carolina Defeats East Carolina 56–37". Augusta Chronicle. Retrieved September 4, 2011.
  2. ^ "Southern Miss Golden Eagles vs. East Carolina Pirates Box Score". ESPN.com. November 5, 2011.
  3. ^ http://www.ecupirates.com/sports/m-footbl/sched/ecu-m-footbl-sched.html