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2015 East Carolina Pirates football team

The 2015 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by sixth-year head coach Ruffin McNeill and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. This was East Carolina's second season as members of the Eastern Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 5–7, 3–5 in AAC play to finish in fifth place in the East Division.

2015 East Carolina Pirates football
East Carolina Pirates wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionEastern Division
2015 record5–7 (3–5 The American)
Head coachRuffin McNeill (6th season)
Offensive coordinatorDave Nichol (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorRick Smith (3rd season)
Home stadiumDowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple x   7 1         10 4  
South Florida   6 2         8 5  
Cincinnati   4 4         7 6  
UConn   4 4         6 7  
East Carolina   3 5         5 7  
UCF   0 8         0 12  
West Division
No. 8 Houston xy$   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 Navy x   7 1         11 2  
Memphis   5 3         9 4  
Tulsa   3 5         6 7  
Tulane   1 7         3 9  
SMU   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Houston 24, Temple 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 31, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

McNeill was fired at the end of the season. He finished with a six-year record of 42–24.

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 56:00 p.m.Towson*ESPN3W 28–2040,712
September 127:00 p.m.at Florida*ESPN2L 24–3188,034
September 193:30 p.m.at NavyCBSSNL 21–4534,717
September 263:30 p.m.Virginia Tech*
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
ABC/ESPN2W 35–2850,514
October 34:00 p.m.at SMUESPNewsW 49–2317,136
October 107:30 p.m.at BYU*ESPNUL 38–4560,186
October 17NoonTulsa 
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
ESPNewsW 30–1743,065
October 227:00 p.m.No. 22 Temple
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
ESPN2L 14–2439,417
October 307:00 p.m.at UConnESPNUL 13–3123,116
November 77:30 p.m.South Florida
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
CBSSNL 17–2245,194
November 197:00 p.m.at UCFESPNW 44–723,734
November 28NoonCincinnati
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
CBSSNL 16–1940,743
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[1]

Game summariesEdit

TowsonEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Tigers 7 3 3 7 20
Pirates 14 0 7 7 28
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

at FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 0 7 10 24
Gators 10 0 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
0–2 01/03/2015 UF, 28–20

at NavyEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 7 0 7 21
Midshipmen 7 21 0 17 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–3 2012 NAVY, 56–28

Virginia TechEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Hokies 14 0 7 7 28
Pirates 14 7 14 0 35
Overall record Last meeting Result
6–13 2014 ECU, 28–21

at SMUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 14 14 14 49
Mustangs 13 10 0 0 23
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–2 2014 ECU, 45–24

at BYUEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 14 7 0 17 38
Cougars 7 21 14 3 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting

TulsaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 13 3 7 30
Golden Hurricane 0 0 0 17 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2014 ECU, 49–32

TempleEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 3 7 0 14 24
Pirates 0 14 0 0 14
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–4 2014 TEM, 20–10

at UConnEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 6 0 0 7 13
Huskies 3 7 14 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 ECU, 31–21

South FloridaEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bulls 2 10 0 10 22
Pirates 0 7 7 3 17
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2014 ECU, 28–17

at UCFEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 14 17 13 0 44
Knights 7 0 0 0 7
Overall record Last meeting Result
9–4 2014 UCF, 32–30

CincinnatiEdit

1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0
Pirates 0
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–6 2014 CIN, 54–46

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015 East Carolina Pirates Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved March 27, 2015.