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ECU to play Tulsa in Conference USA title game

Posted November 29, 2008

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East Carolina finally has an opponent for next Saturday's Conference USA Football Championship Game.

With its 38-35 victory at Marshall Saturday afternoon, coupled with Houston's 56-42 loss at Rice, Tulsa has punched its ticket to the fourth annual league title game. The Golden Hurricane (10-2, 7-1), the West Division winner, will meet the East Division champion Pirates (8-4, 6-2) on Saturday, December 6 at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa. ESPN2 will televise the championship game live, beginning at 12 noon EST.

The game features a pair of programs who both earned Top 25 poll positions earlier this year as East Carolina knocked off nationally-ranked Virginia Tech and West Virginia to begin the season while the Golden Hurricane ran off eight straight wins to open the 2008 campaign.

East Carolina and Tulsa both enter the game with a pair of two-game winning streaks. The Pirates have won five of their last six games, which includes a 53-21 decision over UTEP in their regular season finale Friday, while the Golden Hurricane have bounced back after road losses to Arkansas and Houston with victories over Tulane and Marshall.

Tulsa, which will represent the West Division for the third time in four years, has the upper hand in the series between the two teams, winning five of seven all-time matchups - including Conference USA meetings in 2005 (45-13) and 2006 (31-10).

The Golden Hurricane have one of the top offenses in college football this season, topping the 45-point mark in eight games - including three games with more than 60 points. On the other hand, East Carolina leads the league in scoring defense (20.5 ppg) and ranks second in total defense (329.4 ypg).



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  • PirateHeist Dec 5, 2008

    PIRATES YARRRRRRRGH! The hurricanes gets rolled tomorrow! **ALERT** ECU Bball is coming to town Wolfpack better be prepared. Don't forget what happened last year!

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Dec 2, 2008

    Speaking of russel he is amazing to watch in person, very exciting player

  • PirateHeist Dec 2, 2008

    Thanks wolfie! Glad to see Russel Wilson decided to show up for more than just the ECU game. That loss was painful but doesn't look so bad now. Hope that kid can stay healthy because you guys are a different team when he is in the game. Good luck in your bowl. GO PIRATES TAKE THE CUSA! YARRRRRRGH!

  • Garnerwolf1 Dec 1, 2008

    Congrats to the Pirates. Go get that trophy.

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Dec 1, 2008

    but in all seriousness our secondary is going to have to step up if we plan on stopping tulsas passing game it is amazing, and i mean like big 12 south amazing

  • ECU 2916 Dec 1, 2008

    Yeah ECU! Let's get that Title!

  • FoxtrotUniformCharlieKiloakaCALM Dec 1, 2008

    break out the keys this ones locked up

  • Me again Dec 1, 2008

    I had to click on the ECU Pirate symbol to see if ECU was still playing football. Glad to see they are......ARRRGGHH!

  • PirateHeist Nov 30, 2008

    Tulsa almost lost to Marshall.. let's hand them an L next week and Bring home that trophy and a berth in the Liberty bowl! GO PIRATES!

  • I like everybody Nov 30, 2008

    I'll be proud of them no matter what happens Saturday. Over 15 players who started or played considerably are out. Great job.

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