Virginia Tech Hokies (2-0) vs. East Carolina Pirates (1-1)
Virginia Tech Offense vs. ECU Defense
- Defensively, ECU primarily runs a 3-4 defensive scheme.
- ECU is currently 37th in the nation in yards per game, allowing an average of 307.5 They are allowing 20 points per game on defense, good for 51st in the country.
- ECU is 53rd in the nation in run defense, allowing 122.5 yards per game on the ground. The Pirates are allowing 185 yards per game through the air, ranking 40th overall.
Virginia Tech Defense vs. ECU Offense
- The Pirates run an up-tempo, spread offense.
- ECU is 25th in the nation in yards per game, currently at 517.5 this season. They are scoring 37.5 points per game, good for a ranking of 47th.
- The Pirates have thrown for an average of 347.5 yards per game, placing them at 15th in passing offense.
- On the ground ECU is ranked 71st nationally with 170 yards per game in 2014.
- Led by quarterback Shane Carden, the Pirates rely heavily on their passing game to carry the teams offense.
- Five ECU receivers are averaging double digits in yards per catch this season. Trevon Brown, Cam Worthy and Jimmy Williams are averaging 14.67 or more yards per catch after two games.
Watch the Box Score
- Total Rushing for Virginia Tech
- Passing yards for Shane Carden
- Yards per catch for ECU
Virginia Tech Players to Watch
- Michael Brewer
- Shai McKenzie
- Kendall Fuller
- Kyshoen Jarrett
ECU Players to Watch
- Shane Carden - Sr. QB (6-2, 221, Houston, TX; Episcopal)
- Zeek Bigger - Jr. ILB (6-2, 228, Gastonia, NC; Ashbrook)
- Justin Hardy - Sr. WR (6-0, 188, Vanceboro, NC; West Craven)
- Isaiah Jones - So. WR (6-1, 186, Austin, TX; Stephen F. Austin)
Virginia Tech 34 ECU 17
The Hokies will want to avoid getting into an arms race with the pass happy Pirates and quarterback Shane Carden. The Hokies will continue to use a McKenzie/Williams rushing combination, a wide variety of receiving targets and a strong defensive effort to pull away in the second half of this one.