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East Carolina will try to even its American Athletic Conference road record at 1-1 this season when it faces two-time defending league champion UCF at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Spectrum Stadium. east carolina university, ECU, football, UCF, gameday, october 17, 2019
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Gameday: ECU Heads South to UCF

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ECU at UCF (Game 7)
Date Saturday, Oct. 19
Time 7:00 P.M. (EDT)
Location Orlando, Fla. (Spectrum Stadium)
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    GREENVILLE, N.C. — East Carolina will try to even its American Athletic Conference road record at 1-1 this season when it faces two-time defending league champion UCF at 7 p.m. Saturday inside Spectrum Stadium. After dropping a 27-17 contest to Temple in their last outing prior to a bye week, the Pirates will look to push their overall ledger to 4-3 for the first time since 2015 when they battle the Knights. Additionally, ECU will attempt to capture back-to-back road victories (a first since 2014) and post its fifth win in Orlando when it meets UCF in the Sunshine State for the eighth time in series history.

    ECU RECORDS AND STREAKS

  • Qualified for 10 bowl appearances since 2000 (eight in the last 13 years) ...
  • Has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 10 of the last 13 games (18 TD throws) ...
  • Has made at least one field goal (when attempted) in 17-straight games ...
  • Has booked 62 tackles for lost yardage in the last nine games (6.9 pg) ...
  • Has allowed just three (3) TD passes in the last 5 games (0.6 pg) ...
  • Has won 37 of the last 40 games when leading at the half ...
  • Has won 13 of the last 14 games when leading at the end of the 3rd quarter ...
  • Has won 10 of the last 13 second-half openers ("Game 7s") ...

    THE SERIES
    East Carolina leads 10-7 ... The Pirates have enjoyed a pair of four-game winning streaks against the Knights, the latest from 2006 to 2009 ... ECU has won four of seven in Orlando.

    MIKE HOUSTON AGAINST THE KNIGHTS
    Including Mike Houston's prior eight-year tenure as a collegiate head coach at Lenoir-Rhyne, The Citadel and James Madison, Saturday's game will mark his first-ever meeting against UCF.

    JOSH HEUPEL AGAINST THE PIRATES
    Saturday's clash will be Josh Heupel's second against the Pirates as a head coach ... He never faced off against East Carolina while an assistant during tenures at Arizona, Oklahoma, Utah State and Missouri.

    KNIGHTS, BULLS, 'CANES, 'NOLES, GATORS, OWLS AND PANTHERS
    The Pirates have dropped 34 of 49 all-time matchups (15-34) against FBS (formerly Division I-A) programs from the state of Florida ... ECU is 10-7 vs. UCF, 2-9 vs. Miami, 1-0 vs. Florida Atlantic, 1-0 vs. Florida International, 1-8 vs. USF, 0-3 vs. Florida and 0-7 vs. Florida State ... The Pirates have lost 10 of the last 11 matchups against schools from Florida (posting its only win against UCF in the 2015 road finale).

    HOUSTON: FLORIDA REWIND
    Saturday's trip to Orlando will be Mike Houston's second contest in Florida as a head coach ... During his first season at The Citadel in 2014, his Bulldogs out-rushed No. 1 Florida State (250-210), picked up 21 first downs and played seven true freshmen before falling to the Seminoles 37-12 in front of 81,294 at Doak Campbell Stadium on Sept. 6.

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    Read the entire preview for the game HERE.

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