2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
1st in American Athletic - East
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The American's 12 most important players in 2016

The American made a splash as Houston and Temple enjoyed successful seasons. Both quarterbacks are back for those squads. Which other players are indispensable in the conference?

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AAC confidential: Coaches unload on league

How do coaches think 2016 will go in the AAC? Opposing coaches dish, anonymously, on why Greg Ward Jr. is dominant, how Temple is dangerous and much more from the American Athletic Conference.

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ECU taps Duke OC Montgomery as head coach

East Carolina has hired Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery as head coach, saying he "possesses every attribute necessary to ... win championships and graduate our student-athletes."

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Source: Duke OC Montgomery to be ECU coach

Duke offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Scottie Montgomery has agreed to become the head coach at East Carolina, according to ESPN's Joe Schad and multiple reports.

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ECU hires Duke's Montgomery as head coach

Duke offensive coordinator Scottie Montgomery will become the next head coach at East Carolina, according to ESPN's Joe Schad and multiple reports. He will replace Ruffin McNeill, who was fired last week.

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Champ. Drive: Heisman Moments, Griffin

Adam Rittenberg, Ivan Maisel & Ryan McGee discuss QB transfers, their favorite Heisman moments & more. Plus, they chat with 2X Heisman winner Archie Griffin and Eric LeGrand.

E. Carolina fires coach Ruffin McNeill

He was let go today after the Pirates finished 5-7 this season, his sixth as head coach of ECU. In McNeill's previous three seasons, the Pirates combined for a 26-13 record.

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East Carolina's victory in 15 seconds (0:15)
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East Carolina routs UCF 44-7

East Carolina quarterback Blake Kemp threw for 448 yards and four touchdowns, both career-highs, as the Pirates routed the Central Florida 44-7 on Thursday night.

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Have a night, Blake Kemp

East Carolina's Blake Kemp is out of the game with his team up 44-7 over UCF in the fourth quarter, but not before he threw for 448 yards, second-most in school history, with 69 of them coming on this play.

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From bad to worse for UCF

It looks like UCF will fall to 0-11, as it's being routed by East Carolina 44-7 entering the fourth quarter on ESPN, thanks in part to Blake Tiralosi fumbling a kickoff return late in the third quarter.

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UCF recovers surprise onside kick

Winless UCF will try anything to get an elusive victory, including a surprise onside kick to open the second half. However, East Carolina forced a punt and continues to lead UCF 31-7.

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Halftime interview with ECU HC Ruffin McNeill (0:50)

Team Stats

Passing Yards281.328th
Rushing Yards133.3107th
Points For27.4Tied-78th
Points Against26.058th