1991 East Carolina Pirates football team

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1991 East Carolina Pirates football
Peach Bowl Champions
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches #9
AP #9
1991 record 11-1
Head coach Bill Lewis
Seasons
« 1990 1992 »

The 1991 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 1991 NCAA Division I-A football season. The Pirates offense scored 409 points while the defense allowed 277 points. Led by head coach Bill Lewis, the Pirates won the Peach Bowl defeating in-state rival North Carolina State. Coach Lewis won Coach of the Year.

Results[edit]

Date Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 31–38   46,313
September 14 Memphis State* Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 20–13   32,382
September 21 at Central Florida* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 47–25   20,049
September 28 South Carolina* Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 31–20   33,100
October 5 Akron* Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 56–20   27,500
October 12 at #15 Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 23–20   37,767
October 26 #23 Pittsburgh* #20 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 24–23   36,000
November 2 Tulane* #17 Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 38–28   31,126
November 9 at Southern Miss* #16 M.M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 48–20   18,117
November 16 at Virginia Tech* #14 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 24–17   48,317
November 23 at Cincinnati* #13 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 30–19   8,574
January 1 vs. #21 North Carolina State* #12 Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) W 37–34   59,322
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern.

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Team Players drafted into the NFL[edit]

Player Position Round Pick NFL Club
Robert Jones Linebacker 1 24 Dallas Cowboys
Jeff Blake Quarterback 6 166 New York Jets
Luke Fisher Tight End 8 210 Minnesota Vikings
Chris Hall Defensive Back 9 250 Dallas Cowboys
Dion Johnson Wide Receiver 10 274 Houston Oilers

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Awards and honors[edit]

  • AFCA Coach of the Year - Bill Lewis, East Carolina

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