2017 East Carolina Pirates football team

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2017 East Carolina Pirates football
East Carolina Pirates wordmark.svg
Conference American Athletic Conference
Division East Division
2017 record 3–9 (2–6 The American)
Head coach Scottie Montgomery (2nd season)
Offensive coordinator Tony Petersen (2nd season)
Defensive coordinator Kenwick Thompson (2nd season)
Home stadium Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2016
2018 →
2017 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 6 UCF xy$   8 0         13 0  
No. 21 South Florida   6 2         10 2  
Temple   4 4         7 6  
Cincinnati   2 6         4 8  
Connecticut   2 6         3 9  
East Carolina   2 6         3 9  
West Division
No. 25 Memphis xy   7 1         10 3  
Houston   5 3         7 5  
Navy   4 4         7 6  
SMU   4 4         7 6  
Tulane   3 5         5 7  
Tulsa   1 7         2 10  
Championship: UCF 62, Memphis 55
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of January 9, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll.

The 2017 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2017 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by second-year head coach Scottie Montgomery and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. The Pirates competed as members of the East Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 2–6 in AAC play to finish in a three-way tie for fourth place in the East Division.

Schedule

ECU announced their 2017 football schedule on February 9, 2017.[1] They will host seven home games for the first time in school history.

East Carolina's schedule was reorganized by the American Athletic Conference on September 14 due to the effects of Hurricane Irma.[2] Their game with Connecticut, originally scheduled for November 4, was moved to September 24. Their game against Houston was moved from October 28 to November 4.

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance
September 2 6:00 p.m. No. 1 (FCS) James Madison* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC ESPN3 L 14–34   40,169
September 9 Noon at West Virginia* Mountaineer FieldMorgantown, WV FS2 L 20–56   56,797
September 16 3:30 p.m. No. 16 Virginia Tech* Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN L 17–64   43,776
September 24 12:00 p.m. at Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT ESPNU W 41–38   14,036
September 30 12:00 p.m. No. 18 South Florida Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN L 31–61   34,883
October 7 12:00 p.m. Temple Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC ESPNU L 10–34   31,326
October 14 7:15 p.m. at No. 22 UCF Spectrum StadiumOrlando, FL (Rivalry) CBSSN L 21–63   40,287
October 21 7:00 p.m. BYU*dagger Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN W 33–17   38,835
November 4 12:00 p.m. at Houston TDECU StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN L 27–52   29,810
November 11 7:00 p.m. Tulane Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN L 24–31 OT  36,178
November 18 12:00 p.m. Cincinnati Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN W 48–20   31,923
November 25 12:00 p.m. at No. 17 Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN ESPNU L 13–70   41,517
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll (FBS) and STATS Poll (FCS). All times are in Eastern Time.

Source:[3]

Coaching staff

Name Title
Scottie Montgomery Head Coach
Ryan Anderson Inside Linebackers Coach
Keith Gaither Wide Receivers Coach
Brandon Lynch Defensive Backs Coach
Shannon Moore Special Teams Coordinator/Tight Ends Coach
Jason Nichols Running Backs Coach
Tony Petersen Offensive Coordinator/Quarterbacks Coach
Robert Prunty Defensive Line Coach
Kenwick Thompson Defensive Coordinator
Geep Wade Offensive Line Coach

Source:[4]

Game summaries

vs. James Madison

James Madison at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 Total
#1 (FCS) Dukes 7 0 14 13 34
Pirates 0 0 7 7 14
  • Date: September 2
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
First meeting

at West Virginia

East Carolina at West Virginia
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 3 0 10 7 20
Mountaineers 21 28 7 0 56
  • Date: September 9
  • Location: Mountaineer Field
    Morgantown, WV
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
3–18 September 12, 2009 West Virginia, 35–20

vs. Virginia Tech

Virginia Tech at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 Total
#16 Hokies 7 16 34 7 64
Pirates 17 0 0 0 17
  • Date: September 16
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–14 September 14, 2016 Virginia Tech, 54–17

at Connecticut

East Carolina at Connecticut
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 21 6 14 0 41
Huskies 7 7 17 7 38
  • Date: September 24
  • Location: Rentschler Field
    East Hartford, CT
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
2–1 October 29, 2016 East Carolina, 41–3

vs. South Florida

South Florida at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 Total
#18 Bulls 21 10 17 13 61
Pirates 10 14 7 0 31
  • Date: September 30
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–6 October 8, 2016 South Florida, 38–22

vs. Temple

Temple at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 Total
Owls 0 24 7 3 34
Pirates 3 0 7 0 10
  • Date: October 7
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–7 November 26, 2016 Temple, 37–10

at UCF

East Carolina at UCF
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 7 7 0 7 21
No. 22 Knights 21 21 7 14 63
  • Date: October 14
  • Location: Bright House Networks Stadium
    Orlando, FL
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
10–5 October 1, 2016 UCF, 47–29

vs. BYU

BYU at East Carolina
(Homecoming Game)
1 2 3 4 Total
Cougars 7 3 0 7 17
Pirates 7 3 9 14 33
  • Date: October 21
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 October 21, 2017 ECU, 33-17

at Houston

East Carolina at Houston
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 10 7 10 27
Cougars 21 7 17 7 52
  • Date: November 4
  • Location: TDECU Stadium
    Houston, TX
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
7–5 November 3, 2012 East Carolina, 48–28

vs. Tulane

Tulane at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 OT Total
Green Wave 7 10 7 0 7 31
Pirates 7 7 0 10 0 24
  • Date: November 11
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
11–3 November 22, 2014 East Carolina, 34–6

vs. Cincinnati

Cincinnati at East Carolina
1 2 3 4 Total
Bearcats 0 13 7 0 20
Pirates 14 10 14 10 48
  • Date: November 18
  • Location: Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
    Greenville, NC
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
12–8 October 22, 2016 Cincinnati, 31–19

at Memphis

East Carolina at Memphis
1 2 3 4 Total
Pirates 0 0 13 0 13
No. 17 Tigers 28 21 14 7 70
  • Date: November 25
  • Location: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium
    Memphis, TN
  • Sources:
Overall record Last meeting Result
15–6 October 13, 2012 East Carolina, 41–7

References

  1. ^ ECU Announces 2017 FOotball Schedule, Game-Day Designations. February 9, 2017. ECUPirates.com. ECU Pirates Athletics. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  2. ^ Kercheval, Ben; Palm, Jerry (September 14, 2017). "AAC revises its conference schedule in wake of Hurricane Irma". CBSSports.com. Retrieved September 19, 2017.
  3. ^ 2017 East Carolina Pirates football schedule. FBSchedules.com. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
  4. ^ 2017 Football Coaching Staff. ECUPirates.com. ECU Pirates Athletics. Retrieved May 3, 2017.
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