1991 East Carolina Pirates football team

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1991 East Carolina Pirates football
Peach Bowl champion
Peach Bowl, W 37–34 vs. NC State
Conference Independent
Ranking
Coaches No. 9
AP No. 9
1991 record 11–1
Head coach Bill Lewis
Home stadium Ficklen Memorial Stadium
(Capacity: 35,000)
Seasons
← 1990
1992 →
1991 Division I-A independents football records
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#9 East Carolina         11 1 0
#4 Florida State         11 2 0
#3 Penn State         11 2 0
#21 Tulsa         10 2 0
Louisiana Tech         8 1 2
#13 Notre Dame         10 3 0
Akron         5 6 0
Memphis         5 6 0
Army         4 7 0
Cincinnati         4 7 0
Southern Miss         4 7 0
South Carolina         3 6 2
Southwestern Louisiana         2 8 1
Louisville         2 9 0
Northern Illinois         2 9 0
Arkansas State         1 10 0
Navy         1 10 0
Tulane         1 10 0
Rankings from AP Poll

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 NC State.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
August 31 4:00 PM at Illinois* Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN L 31–38   46,313
September 14 7:00 PM Memphis State* Ficklen Memorial StadiumGreenville, NC W 20–13   32,382
September 21 7:00 PM at Central Florida* Citrus BowlOrlando, FL W 47–25   20,049
September 28 1:30 PM South Carolina* Ficklen Memorial Stadium • Greenville, NC W 31–20   33,100
October 5 1:30 PM Akron*dagger Ficklen Memorial Stadium • Greenville, NC W 56–20   27,500
October 12 1:30 PM at No. 15 Syracuse* Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY W 23–20   37,767
October 26 1:30 PM No. 23 Pittsburgh* No. 20 Ficklen Memorial Stadium • Greenville, NC W 24–23   36,000
November 2 1:30 PM Tulane* No. 17 Ficklen Memorial Stadium • Greenville, NC W 38–28   31,126
November 9 1:00 PM at Southern Miss* No. 16 M. M. Roberts StadiumHattiesburg, MS W 48–20   18,117
November 16 1:00 PM at Virginia Tech* No. 14 Lane StadiumBlacksburg, VA W 24–17   48,317
November 23 1:00 PM at Cincinnati* No. 13 Nippert StadiumCincinnati, OH W 30–19   8,574
January 1 11:30 AM vs. No. 21 NC State* No. 12 Atlanta-Fulton County StadiumAtlanta, GA (Peach Bowl) ESPN W 37–34   59,322
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Eastern Time.

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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