Sunday’s lose to NC A&T was a tough one! Many of us wanted that win for Twitter and bragging purposes, but we’ll have to wait another year for our turn.
According to the ECU Football News page, mistakes by the Pirates, including a pair of turnovers at the A&T 2-yard line, enabled the Aggies to stay in it, and they took the lead for good with a 17-yard touchdown pass from backup quarterback Kylil Carter to Elijah Bell with 7:05 remaining. ECU had three more possessions after that, including two in A&T territory, but was unable to score.
“This was definitely not the finish that we thought that we would have,” Montgomery said. “We really, really mismanaged the last few downs of the game.”
“You can’t finish football games like that,” Montgomery said. “We knew it would be a tough game to beat a team that hadn’t lost in so long. We had the opportunity at the end to do it. We managed the clock correctly, got the ball back with the two-minute drill, then completed the ball inbounds where you just can’t do that.”
Many of us in attendance could not get past that literal last second pass that we thought ended with a complete catch to give us that winning Touchdown just as the clock ran out, but the attempted Hail Mary was a fail against the Aggies as ECU quarterback Reid Herring’s 35-yard throw to Tahj Deans bounced off of Deans and into the arms of A&T’s Timadre Abram for an interception as the clock hit zero.
“I just made a bad throw,” Herring said, ECU’s quarterback. “I was behind the receiver. I should’ve led him more. That was a big play, probably ended up costing us the game. I just have to be smarter with the football.”
ECU lost 28-23 to NC A&T
Written by Clarke Jones
Source: ECU Football