Virginia Tech Hokies vs. East Carolina Pirates: Complete Game Preview

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Virginia Tech Hokies vs. East Carolina Pirates: Complete Game Preview
Shane Carden

Virginia Tech is coming off their first victory of the 2013-14 season, an easy 45-3 victory over FCS Western Carolina. This Saturday, things figure to be a bit more difficult when the Hokies head to Greenville, N.C. to face East Carolina.

The Pirates enter this game at 2-0, having defeated Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic last week. 

The two teams last met in 2011, with the Hokies winning 17-10. Before that meeting, they had faced one another four straight years. The Pirates actually defeated the Hokies in 2008. Virginia Tech leads the all-time series, 12-5.

An intriguing note to this matchup, Virginia Tech's true freshman left tackle, Jonathan McLaughlin, originally signed with East Carolina out of high school. However, after spending one season at Fork Union, McLaughlin committed to the Hokies last December before enrolling in January.

  • When: Saturday, September 14
  • Time: 12:00 p.m.
  • Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, N.C.
  • TV: FOX Sports 1
  • Radio: Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network. Here is a complete list of stations by area.
  • Spread: Virginia Tech -7.5 



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