2016 East Carolina Pirates football team

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2016 East Carolina Pirates football
East Carolina Pirates wordmark.svg
Conference American Athletic Conference
Division East Division
2016 record 3–9 (1–7 The American)
Head coach Scottie Montgomery (1st season)
Offensive coordinator Tony Petersen (1st season)
Defensive coordinator Kenwick Thompson (1st season)
Home stadium Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2015
2017 →
2016 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple xy$   7 1         10 4  
No. 19 South Florida x   7 1         11 2  
UCF   4 4         6 7  
Cincinnati   1 7         4 8  
Connecticut   1 7         3 9  
East Carolina   1 7         3 9  
West Division
Navy xy   7 1         9 5  
Tulsa   6 2         10 3  
Memphis   5 3         8 5  
Houston   5 3         9 4  
SMU   3 5         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         4 8  
Championship: Temple 34, Navy 10
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by first-year head coach Scottie Montgomery and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. This was East Carolina's third season as members of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in American Athletic play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Schedule

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 6:00 p.m. Western Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN3 W 52–7   44,161
September 10 Noon NC State* Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Victory Barrel) ESPNU W 33–30   50,719
September 17 4:00 p.m. at South Carolina* Williams-Brice StadiumColumbia, SC SECN L 15–20   80,384
September 24 12:30 p.m. at Virginia Tech* Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA ACCN L 17–54   63,712
October 1 12:00 p.m. UCF Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry) CBSSN L 29–47   46,042
October 8 12:00 p.m. at South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPNews L 22–38   30,397
October 22 7:00 p.m. at Cincinnati Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH CBSSN L 19–31   32,022
October 29 12:00 p.m. Connecticutdagger Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNews W 41–3   41,370
November 5 8:00 p.m. at Tulsa Chapman StadiumTulsa, OK ESPNews L 24–45   17,557
November 12 12:00 p.m. SMU Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNews L 31–55   42,908
November 19‡ 4:00 p.m. Navy Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNews L 31–66   39,480
November 26 7:30 p.m. at Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA ESPNews L 10–37   28,373
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Schedule source:[1]

Note: ‡ The game vs. Navy was originally scheduled for October 13 (Thursday) but was postponed due to flooding from Hurricane Matthew; it was rescheduled to Saturday, November 19.

Game summaries

Western Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Catamounts 0 7 0 0 7
Pirates 10 21 21 0 52
Overall record Last meeting Result
17–13 1981 ECU, 42–6

NC State

1 2 3 4 Total
Wolfpack 0 20 3 7 30
Pirates 9 10 7 7 33
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–16 2013 ECU, 42–28

at South Carolina

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 3 3 0 9 15
Gamecocks 17 0 0 3 20
Overall record Last meeting Result
5–13 2014 SC, 33–23

at Virginia Tech

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 14 3 17
Hokies 14 24 9 7 54
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–13 2015 ECU, 35–28

UCF

1 2 3 4 Total
Knights 0 16 7 24 47
Pirates 0 7 14 8 29
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–4 2015 ECU, 44–7

This game was notable for about a score of the band members taking a knee during the national anthem. It received widespread coverage, including on CNN, Fox News, and NBC.

at South Florida

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 3 3 7 9 22
Bulls 7 10 7 14 38
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–4 2014 ECU, 28–17

at Cincinnati

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 3 0 10 6 19
Bearcats 7 7 10 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–7 2015 CIN, 19–16

Connecticut

1 2 3 4 Total
Huskies 0 3 0 0 3
Pirates 7 7 17 10 41
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2015 UCONN, 31–13

at Tulsa

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 0 10 7 24
Golden Hurricane 14 10 14 7 45
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 2015 ECU, 30–17

SMU

1 2 3 4 Total
Mustangs 10 28 10 7 55
Pirates 7 17 0 7 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
4–2 2015 ECU, 49–23

Navy

1 2 3 4 Total
Midshipmen 7 24 21 14 66
Pirates 14 3 14 0 31
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–4 2015 NAVY, 45–21

at Temple

1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 0 0 3 10
Owls 7 14 6 10 37
Overall record Last meeting Result
8–5 2015 TEM, 24–14

References

  1. ^ "2016 East Carolina Pirates Football Schedule". FB Schedules. Retrieved February 17, 2016. 
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