Virginia Tech is backing out of three games against East Carolina, announcing that it is replacing September's scrubbed game and pulling out of scheduled games against the Pirates in 2023 and 2025.
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East Carolina hired athletic director Jon Gilbert, who then announced that James Madison Dukes coach Mike Houston would now coach the Pirates.
- Virginia Tech backs out of East Carolina games
- ECU hires coach Houston from JMU, new AD
- ECU fires Montgomery after 9 wins in 3 seasons
- NC State to host East Carolina on Dec. 1
Reggie Gallaspy Jr. ran for 220 yards and two touchdowns to set a program single-season TD record and help North Carolina State beat East Carolina 58-3 on Saturday.
Scottie Montgomery, who went 9-26 in his three seasons at East Carolina, was fired Thursday. Defensive coordinator David Blackwell will coach the Pirates' season finale.
Redshirt freshman Desmond Ridder threw a career-high four touchdown passes in the first half, and Cincinnati wrapped up the regular season with 10 victories for the first time since 2012, routing East Carolina 56-6 on Friday.
Holton Ahlers threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score on Saturday night as East Carolina scored the final 41 points to beat UConn 55-21.
Darnell Mooney caught six passes for 217 yards and two touchdowns to help Tulane hold off East Carolina 24-18 for its third straight victory on Saturday.
Darrell Henderson rushed for a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns and Memphis broke away from a second-half tie to defeat East Carolina 59-41 in a game that saw nearly 1,200 yards of offense on Saturday.
Darriel Mack Jr. stepped in for Heisman Trophy hopeful McKenzie Milton and rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown, and No. 10 UCF forced five turnovers in beating East Carolina 37-10 for its 20th straight victory.
D'Eriq King threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Houston's defense mostly stifled East Carolina in a 42-20 win on Saturday night.
East Carolina and NC State have agreed to play at noon ET on Dec. 1 in Raleigh, N.C., as long as neither team is in its respective conference championship game.
Reid Herring rallied East Carolina to two scores in the last five minutes with Jake Verity kicking a 38-yard game-winning field goal with 46 seconds left and East Carolina (2-2) edged Old Dominion 37-35 on Saturday.