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ECU is entering the 2019 football year with new head coach, Mike Houston and a new athletic director.
In all, the Pirates will face five opponents which made bowl appearances in 2018, which includes road dates at NC State and defending AAC champion UCF.
“We are excited to have our first schedule completed and start circling dates on the calendar,” said Houston, who was appointed to lead the ECU program last Dec. 3. “We also embrace the opportunity to compete on a national stage on a Thursday night and are thankful the American Conference will enable us to again show the rest of the country about the pride of Pirate Nation.”
Season tickets will go on sale February 20. For more information, please visit ECU’s Ticket Office online or by calling (252) 737-4500.
2019 ECU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Aug. 31 – at NC State
Sept. 7 – GARDNER-WEBB (PC/FS)
Sept. 14 – *at Navy
Sept. 21 – WILLIAM & MARY (FW)
Sept. 28 – at Old Dominion
Oct. 3 – *TEMPLE
Oct. 12 – bye
Oct. 19 – *at UCF
Oct. 26 – *USF (HC)
Nov. 2 – *CINCINNATI (HOF/MIL)
Nov. 9 – *at SMU
Nov. 16 – bye
Nov. 23 – at *Connecticut
Nov. 30 – *TULSA (SD)
Dec. 7 – AAC Championship Game (highest-seed campus site)
Home games in ALL CAPS; *American Athletics Conference game; PC-Pirate Club Weekend, FS-Faculty/Staff Appreciation Day, FW-Family Weekend, HC-Homecoming, HOF-Hall of Fame/Letterwinners Day, MIL-Military Appreciation Day, SD-Senior Day.
Dates are subject to change pending finalization of television scheduling