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CFN: Why ECU will win over Cincinnati (Link)

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"Why East Carolina Will Win:

East Carolina expects big things at home when people are paying attention.

It hasn’t always been a rock of a home team, but it pulled off a stunner in a 2016 home win over NC State, destroyed North Carolina in 2018, dominated a decent SMU squad last year, and …

This matters, why, in 2021?

It only seems like QB Holton Ahlers has been around for all of them – he did run for two scores, though, against North Carolina.

The longtime Pirate passer is coming off one of his best games in four years – hitting 85% of his throws for over 400 yards and three touchdowns in the win over Navy. He was fantastic in the 2019 shootout loss to Cincinnati, but was totally miserable in last year’s game.

Playing Cincinnati is hardly new for him.

He’s got the pieces around him to make this work. The Pirates have a running game to control the tempo – they keep the ball for close to 33 minutes – and the defense is good enough on third downs to make up for a slew of other issues.

Just keep getting off the field, feed off the energy of the crowd in this, and hope for Ahlers to use his experience to handle what’s coming."

Arrgh! Makes perfectly good sense to me.
[Post edited by charlie27858 at 11/24/2021 06:25AM]

Link: Why ECU will beat Cincinnati

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