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Finding the positive

September 2, 2006

Hampton’s performance wasn’t all good, however. He completed only two of six passes for six yards, the lowest amount allowed by East Carolina since Nov. 1, 1969 when it held Furman to zero yards.

Source: ESPN.com – NCF – Recap

Alicea and I went to East Carolina University in Greenville, NC.  Both of us were in the marching band and both are avid college football fans.  ECU had some great seasons while we were in school.  We even beat Miami (not Ohio) when they were in their prime in the late 90’s.  ECU has been absolutely horrible ever since.

It was with (not so) great anticipation that I checked the ECU score tonight.  They lost – go figure.  Navy beat them 28 to 23.  Not a bad showing as at least it didn’t get away from them.

So I read the description of the game and saw the Pirates allowed only 6 passing yards all game.  HOLY CRAP!  It can’t be all the defense’s doing, but that’s a great effort on pass defense.

Then I saw this: “His play spearheaded a 403-yard effort on the ground for Navy…”  Four-hundred and three yards allowed on the ground.  So I’m guessing ECU played with 1, maybe 2 guys on the defensive line with everybody else playing linebacker or safety.  It’s the new thing – the 1-5-5 defense!

<sigh> Can we go back to the days of Jeff Blake or David Garrard?  Back when ECU was actually a contender for the top 25 rankings and a shoe-in for a bowl appearance?

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