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2019 East Carolina Pirates football team

The 2019 East Carolina Pirates football team represents East Carolina University in the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Pirates, led by first-year head coach Mike Houston, play their home games at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, and are members of the East Division in the American Athletic Conference.

2019 East Carolina Pirates football
East Carolina Pirates wordmark.svg
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
DivisionEast Division
2019 record0–0 (0–0 The American)
Head coachMike Houston (1st season)
Offensive coordinatorDonnie Kirkpatrick (1st season)
Defensive coordinatorBob Trott (1st season)
Home stadiumDowdy-Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Cincinnati   0 0         0 0  
East Carolina   0 0         0 0  
South Florida   0 0         0 0  
Temple   0 0         0 0  
UCF   0 0         0 0  
UConn   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Houston   0 0         0 0  
Memphis   0 0         0 0  
Navy   0 0         0 0  
SMU   0 0         0 0  
Tulane   0 0         0 0  
Tulsa   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of June 26, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll.

Contents

Previous seasonEdit

The Pirates finished the 2018 season 3–9, 1–7 in AAC play to finish in fifth place in the East Division. On November 29, head coach Scottie Montgomery was fired.[1] He finished at East Carolina with a three year record of 9–26. Defensive coordinator David Blackwell was the interim head coach during their final game of the season. On December 3, ECU hired James Madison head coach Mike Houston as their new head coach.[2]

PreseasonEdit

Award watch listsEdit

Listed in the order that they were released


AAC media pollEdit

ScheduleEdit

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResult
August 3112:00 p.m.at NC State*ACCN
September 76:00 p.m.Gardner–Webb*ESPN3
September 143:30 p.m.at NavyCBSSN
September 21William & Mary*
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
September 286:00 p.m.at Old Dominion*ESPN+
October 38:00 p.m.Temple
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
ESPN
October 19at UCF
October 26South Florida 
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
November 2Cincinnati
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
November 9at SMU
November 23at UConn
November 30Tulsa
  • Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
  • Greenville, NC
  • *Non-conference game
  •  Homecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Eastern time
Schedule Source:[3]

Game summariesEdit

at NC StateEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–17 Dec. 1, 2018 L, 3–58

Gardner–WebbEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at NavyEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 Nov. 19, 2016 L, 31–66

William & MaryEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
12–4–1 Sept. 22, 2001 W, 38–23

at Old DominionEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–3–1 Sept. 29, 2018 W, 37–35

TempleEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
7–8 Oct. 6, 2018 L, 6–49

at UCFEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
10–7 Oct. 20, 2018 L, 10–37

South FloridaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–8 Sept. 22, 2018 L, 13–20

CincinnatiEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–9 Nov. 23, 2018 L, 6–56

at SMUEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–3 Nov. 12, 2016 L, 31–55

at UConnEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
4–1 Nov. 19, 2018 W, 55–21

TulsaEdit

Overall record Last meeting Result
8–6 Nov. 5, 2016 L, 24–45

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ https://www.apnews.com/4fc375b072844aebae6fdec06daae08a
  2. ^ Igoe, Stephen. "New coach, new AD — a new era for Pirates". Wilson Daily Times. Retrieved December 22, 2018.
  3. ^ "ECU releases 2019 football schedule". 247Sports.com. Retrieved February 28, 2019.