Pirates Sink Lower

Posted Oct 11, 2003

''It is going to be tough to find a way to win at 0-6, but we're going to do it,'' ECU Pirates coach John Thompson said following his team's loss to UNC today.

Probably the only realistic opportunity for ECU to get a win this season will be next week against Army.

The UNC-ECU game was expected to be an ugly affair between two poor football squads, and it was.

Despite several questionable referee calls that stymied the momentum of both teams the real difference in the contest was the Tar Heel's ability to make plays on their own side of the 50 yard line that allowed them to win the field position battle. Too often, ECU's defense was having to defend a short field.

Up 10-7 at the half, things were looking good for the Pirates. They had almost a 7-minute time of posession advantage, almost twice as many first downs, and roughly a 100-yard rushing advantage. All in all, they had outplayed the Heels. However, UNC's staff made the right halftime adjustments, and with the first UNC series of the second half, a score, things began to unravel for ECU.

Box Score (Final)
North Carolina vs East Carolina (Oct 11, 2003 at Greenville, N.C.)

Score by Quarters 1 2 3 4 Score ----------------- -- -- -- -- ----- North Carolina...... 0 7 7 14 - 28 Record: (1-5) East Carolina....... 0 10 0 7 - 17 Record: (0-6)

Scoring Summary: 2nd 12:42 UNC - Mason, M 34 yd pass from Durant, D (Orner, D kick), 7-62 2:40, UNC 7 - ECU 0 04:58 ECU - BROADWELL, Came 23 yd field goal, 14-84 7:44, UNC 7 - ECU 3 00:17 ECU - MOYE, Tutu 3 yd pass from ROBINSON, Desmo (BROADWELL, Came kick), 9-47 3:23, UNC 7 - ECU 10 3rd 07:55 UNC - Scott, C 8 yd run (Orner, D kick), 6-38 2:32, UNC 14 - ECU 10 4th 11:15 UNC - Hamlett, J 33 yd pass from Durant, D (Orner, D kick), 3-36 1:36, UNC 21 - ECU 10 08:11 ECU - TOWNES, Marvin 26 yd pass from ROBINSON, Desmo (BROADWELL, Came kick), 7-72 3:04, UNC 21 - ECU 17 02:16 UNC - McGill, R 1 yd run (Orner, D kick), 11-72 5:55, UNC 28 - ECU 17

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