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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

 

Coming off the best season in the past decade, ECU is definitely poised to repeat their success from last season.  Senior QB Shane Carden is a legitimate Heisman candidate, and the most prolific Wide Receiver in ECU history (Justin Hardy) will also be back for his senior season.  Moving from C-USA to the American is a step up in competition, but this is likely the best team ECU has fielded in many years.  Could be a special season!!

 

(10-2) (7-1 AMERICAN CONF)

 

NC Central - W - Easy win.  ECU rolls.

 

@ South Carolina - L - Can't wait to get the Gamecocks in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium... but for now, they'll probably be too much in Columbia.

 

@ Virginia Tech - W - VT is breaking in a brand new QB... and they BARELY escaped ECU with a victory last season.  Pirates will be better, Hokies should be worse.  Lane Stadium is a factor, but ECU is accustomed to playing in big venues, and won't shrink.

 

North Carolina - W - This one could go either way.  ECU flat out DOMINATED the Heels in Chapel Hill last season, and this one is in Greenville.  Dowdy-Ficklen will be ROCKING the Pirates to a win.

 

SMU - W - SMU fans are looking for June Jones to be fired.  Program is in a tailspin.  Easy win.

 

@ South Florida - W - Great recruiting class for USF this season, but all those freshmen won't be able to patch USF's holes this season.  They'll be back, but not this year.

 

UCONN - W - UCONN is awful.

 

@ Temple - W - Temple is awful.

 

@ Cincinnati - L - I think our first "big boy" game in the AAC will see a lot of jitters from the Pirates.  Just have a bad feeling about this one.

 

Tulane - W - Revenge for last year's 3OT loss in New Orleans that nearly derailed our season.

 

@ Tulsa - W - Tulsa is arguably the worst team in the AAC.

 

UCF - W - No more Blake Bortles or Storm Johnson.  UCF never wins in Greenville.  Senior night, night game, national TV... Pirates will be out for blood.

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USC Trojans

 

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Fresno St: Tough first game under Sark, but I feel like the offense will be ready to go in late August with their new field general Max Browne. The Defense led by Leonard Williams and Hayes Pullard imposes their will and USC pulls away in the second half W.

 

Stanford: Another difficult game this early in the season. Standford plays with a chip on its shoulder after USC stole one from them in 2013. Kevin Hogan announces himself as a Heisman contender with a three TD no INT performance. L

 

Boston College: No Andre Williams for the Eagles and USC cruises. Max Browne with three TDs and an INT, and Adoree Jackson introduces himself to the College Football world with a kickoff return TD and pick 6. W

 

Oregon State: USC has some trouble on Defense stopping Oregon State's Mannion and the Beavers passing attack, but are able to muster enough offense to win a shootout at home. W

 

Arizona State: The Defense plays angry after being embarrassed by the Forks last year, and Junior WR Nelson Agholor has 170 yards and a pair of scores. W

 

Arizona: Rich Rod has the Cats headed in the right direction, but it's not enough to best a USC Defense that has not found their groove. USC forces three turnovers in the second half giving them the breathing room they need. W

 

Colorado: The Buffs are starting to look like a competent football team, but Sark has his team playing close to their potential now, and even at reduced numbers USC's superior talent is too much for the Buffs. W

 

Utah: Tricky game here because I really like Utah's QB, and playing at Utah is no gimme. That said, I expect USC to get out with a close win after Max Browne struggles initially but shines in the fourth quarter. W

 

Washington State: USC gets their revenge from an embarrassing loss that started the wheels falling off for former Head Coach Lane Kiffin. The Trojans throttle the Cougs winning be 31 points. W

 

California: Another team that's moving forward, but still has a rather large hill to climb. The talent gap between the two schools is the ultimate difference as the Trojans win by 17. W

 

fUCLA: Not gonna do it. Will never predict the Bruins to win a game against USC. USC by 500 W

 

Notre Dame: See above. W

 

Final Record: 11-1

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With UNC you can never go wrong by saying 7-8 wins.

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Idaho: W Slow start, but I think UF pulls it out in BHG.

 

Eastern Michigan: W I dunno. Some stuff happens and we score more points than they do.

 

Kentucky: W They never beat us.

 

@ Alabama: L This could be a disaster.

 

@ Tennessee: W They have to beat us again eventually, but fug them right now.

 

LSU: L Les Miles does something absolutely ridiculous and it works out.

 

Mizzou: L Don't know why I see this as a loss

 

Georgia: W I'm tired of Georgia and their poo.

 

@ Vanderbilt: W Low scoring and whatnot.

 

South Carolina: W I mean, they barely managed to beat our scrubs. We have to win this right?

 

Eastern Kentucky: W Probably over by halftime.

 

@ FSU: L At Doak, I doubt we can win. I think we keep it closer than we should, but I still see a loss.

 

 

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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

 

Coming off the best season in the past decade, ECU is definitely poised to repeat their success from last season.  Senior QB Shane Carden is a legitimate Heisman candidate, and the most prolific Wide Receiver in ECU history (Justin Hardy) will also be back for his senior season.  Moving from C-USA to the American is a step up in competition, but this is likely the best team ECU has fielded in many years.  Could be a special season!!

 

(10-2) (7-1 AMERICAN CONF)

 

NC Central - W - Easy win.  ECU rolls.

 

@ South Carolina - L - Can't wait to get the Gamecocks in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium... but for now, they'll probably be too much in Columbia.

 

@ Virginia Tech - W - VT is breaking in a brand new QB... and they BARELY escaped ECU with a victory last season.  Pirates will be better, Hokies should be worse.  Lane Stadium is a factor, but ECU is accustomed to playing in big venues, and won't shrink.

 

North Carolina - W - This one could go either way.  ECU flat out DOMINATED the Heels in Chapel Hill last season, and this one is in Greenville.  Dowdy-Ficklen will be ROCKING the Pirates to a win.

 

SMU - W - SMU fans are looking for June Jones to be fired.  Program is in a tailspin.  Easy win.

 

@ South Florida - W - Great recruiting class for USF this season, but all those freshmen won't be able to patch USF's holes this season.  They'll be back, but not this year.

 

UCONN - W - UCONN is awful.

 

@ Temple - W - Temple is awful.

 

@ Cincinnati - L - I think our first "big boy" game in the AAC will see a lot of jitters from the Pirates.  Just have a bad feeling about this one.

 

Tulane - W - Revenge for last year's 3OT loss in New Orleans that nearly derailed our season.

 

@ Tulsa - W - Tulsa is arguably the worst team in the AAC.

 

UCF - W - No more Blake Bortles or Storm Johnson.  UCF never wins in Greenville.  Senior night, night game, national TV... Pirates will be out for blood.

 

Hey dude - ECU will not beat UNC this year. UNC football is loaded this season. Carden won't have 5 TDS like he did last year. 

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Hey dude - ECU will not beat UNC this year. UNC football is loaded this season. Carden won't have 5 TDS like he did last year. 

 

 

I hear the same stuff about UNC football every pre-season... yeah, UNC always gets high rated recruits, but it never amounts to anything.  Carden and his supporting cast have only gotten better, and this game is at ECU.  UNC will have to play a perfect game to win.  This is the best ECU team in a LONG time, and UNC has a long way to go.  UNC is the definition of doing less with more.

 

BUT... that's why they play the game.

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EAST CAROLINA UNIVERSITY

 

Coming off the best season in the past decade, ECU is definitely poised to repeat their success from last season.  Senior QB Shane Carden is a legitimate Heisman candidate, and the most prolific Wide Receiver in ECU history (Justin Hardy) will also be back for his senior season.  Moving from C-USA to the American is a step up in competition, but this is likely the best team ECU has fielded in many years.  Could be a special season!!

 

(10-2) (7-1 AMERICAN CONF)

 

NC Central - W - Easy win.  ECU rolls.

 

@ South Carolina - L - Can't wait to get the Gamecocks in Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium... but for now, they'll probably be too much in Columbia.

 

@ Virginia Tech - W - VT is breaking in a brand new QB... and they BARELY escaped ECU with a victory last season.  Pirates will be better, Hokies should be worse.  Lane Stadium is a factor, but ECU is accustomed to playing in big venues, and won't shrink.

 

North Carolina - W - This one could go either way.  ECU flat out DOMINATED the Heels in Chapel Hill last season, and this one is in Greenville.  Dowdy-Ficklen will be ROCKING the Pirates to a win.

 

SMU - W - SMU fans are looking for June Jones to be fired.  Program is in a tailspin.  Easy win.

 

@ South Florida - W - Great recruiting class for USF this season, but all those freshmen won't be able to patch USF's holes this season.  They'll be back, but not this year.

 

UCONN - W - UCONN is awful.

 

@ Temple - W - Temple is awful.

 

@ Cincinnati - L - I think our first "big boy" game in the AAC will see a lot of jitters from the Pirates.  Just have a bad feeling about this one.

 

Tulane - W - Revenge for last year's 3OT loss in New Orleans that nearly derailed our season.

 

@ Tulsa - W - Tulsa is arguably the worst team in the AAC.

 

UCF - W - No more Blake Bortles or Storm Johnson.  UCF never wins in Greenville.  Senior night, night game, national TV... Pirates will be out for blood.

ECU should do well in the AAC next year. The AAC had some REALLY, REALLY bad teams last year. The kind that can't be turned around in a single season.

 

Even the teams that were added (except ECU) weren't really all that strong. Tulsa is coming off a really bad year and Tulane peaks around mediocre, but is usually bad.

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I hear the same stuff about UNC football every pre-season... yeah, UNC always gets high rated recruits, but it never amounts to anything.  Carden and his supporting cast have only gotten better, and this game is at ECU.  UNC will have to play a perfect game to win.  This is the best ECU team in a LONG time, and UNC has a long way to go.  UNC is the definition of doing less with more.

 

BUT... that's why they play the game.

I live in Greenville, but i am a UNC fan, yea we have high hopes every year but it really is different this time. Fedora actually has two spread Qb's, thats what makes his offense flow, renner was holding us back. With ECU it's the same every year, you play up against bigger schools, WVU,UNC, NCSU but yet Can't win in that awful C-usa.

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I live in Greenville, but i am a UNC fan, yea we have high hopes every year but it really is different this time. Fedora actually has two spread Qb's, thats what makes his offense flow, renner was holding us back. With ECU it's the same every year, you play up against bigger schools, WVU,UNC, NCSU but yet Can't win in that awful C-usa.

 

Huh?

 

In 2012 we went 7-1 in C-USA  (Only loss was to UCF)

In 2013 we went 6-2 in C-USA 

 

We just finished 10-3 and won our bowl game in 2013.  "It's the same every year"???

 

The facts don't back up your opinion.

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