Saturday, September 6, 2008

College Football Update: Who is this East Carolina team and why are they beating ranked teams?

In case you haven't heard, East Carolina knocked off another top 25 team for a second straight week. This week, it was West Virginia that felt the wrath of Skip Holtz and his band of mega awesome Pirates.

The Pirates made light work of the no.-8 ranked Mountaineers, giving up only three points. While the Mountaineers dominated the running game, their passing game was non-existent. Pat White had five touchdowns a week ago. This week he had zero.

Last week, the Pirates knocked off Virginia Tech, then no.-17 ranked. The Mountaineers are the last ranked team that the Pirates will face this season. That could change, but come on, do you really think NC State will get into the top 25?

For those of you who don't know where East Carolina, or ECU is. So I took the time to look up the site on Wikipedia. This public university is located in Greenville, N.C. ECU has almost 26,000 students enrolled. The university ranks among the best in the country, receiving acclamations from the Princeton Review and the US News and World Report.

Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback David Garrard attended East Carolina. Other notable alumni include actress Sandra Bullock, WWE chairman Vince McMahon and actress Emily Procter.

I hope you learned a lot about the university. Go to this link if you're interested in the college.

Photo Credit for Football pic: Sara D. Davis/AP

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