After the Pirates’ victory over UAB this past weekend and a loss by SMU, the Pirates now control their own destiny on the road to the C-USA Championship. With a win this upcoming weekend against Southern Miss, ECU would win the east division of C-USA and host Houston in the championship game at Dowdy Ficklen Stadium on December 5th. However, Southern Miss is no easy test.
ECU has not beaten Southern Miss at home since 1994. Southern Miss has clearly been our biggest rival within the eastern division and they always play us tough. We must not look ahead to December 5th and maintain focus on the task at hand. Many have expressed concern of this game and the lack of atmosphere due to the Thanksgiving break. I believe we will all be surprised by the immense turnout on November 28. Although many fans will travel out of town on Thursday and Friday, I am sure they understand the magnitude of this game and the implications it has.
We need all hands on deck so make sure to plan your holiday festivities around the Pirates because we need every seat in Dowdy-Ficklen to be full on November 28th. GO PIRATES!!!