2011 East Carolina Pirates football team

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2011 East Carolina Pirates football
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Conference Conference USA
Division East
2011 record 5–7 (4–4 C-USA)
Head coach Ruffin McNeill (2nd year)
Offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley
Offensive scheme Air raid
Defensive coordinator Brian Mitchell
Home stadium Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium
(Capacity: 50,000)
Seasons
← 2010
2012 →
2011 Conference USA football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
#20 Southern Miss x$   6 2         12 2  
Marshall   5 3         7 6  
East Carolina   4 4         5 7  
UAB   3 5         3 9  
UCF   3 5         5 7  
Memphis   1 7         2 10  
West Division
#18 Houston x   8 0         13 1  
Tulsa   7 1         8 5  
SMU   5 3         8 5  
Rice   3 5         4 8  
UTEP   2 6         5 7  
Tulane   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Southern Miss 49, Houston 28
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
As of January 10, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011 East Carolina Pirates football team represented East Carolina University in the 2011 NCAA Division I FBS football season. The Pirates were led by second year head coach Ruffin McNeill and played their home games at Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium. They are a member of the East Division of Conference USA. The Pirates finished 4–4 in Conference USA and 5–7 overall. For the first time since 2005, the Pirates were not eligible to play in a bowl game.

Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance
September 3 7:00 pm vs. No. 12 South Carolina* Bank of America StadiumCharlotte, NC FSN L 37–56   58,272[1]
September 10 3:30 pm No. 11 Virginia Tech* Dowdy–Ficklen StadiumGreenville, NC FSN L 10–17   49,404
September 24 3:30 pm UAB Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC WITN W 28–23   50,023
October 1 8:00 pm North Carolina* Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CBSSN L 20–35   50,610
October 8 7:00 pm at Houston Robertson StadiumHouston, TX CBSSN L 3–56   30,126
October 15 7:00 pm at Memphis Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, TN WITN W 35–17   17,975
October 22 3:30 pm at Navy* Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN W 38–35   34,612
October 29 3:30 pm Tulanedagger Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC WITN W 34–13   49,410
November 5 4:00 pm No. 24 Southern Miss Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC CSS L 28–48   50,345[2]
November 12 8:00 pm at UTEP Sun BowlEl Paso, TX TWEP L 17–22   25,571
November 19 7:00 pm UCF Dowdy–Ficklen Stadium • Greenville, NC (Rivalry) FSN W 38–31   50,277
November 26 3:30 pm at Marshall Joan C. Edwards StadiumHuntington, WV (Rivalry) CBSSN L 27–34 OT  22,456
*Non-conference game. daggerHomecoming. #Rankings from Coaches Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

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Post Season Awards[edit]

  • Lance Lewis WR - Second Team All-Conference USA Offense
  • Emmanuel Davis CB - Second Team All-Conference USA Defense
  • Jeremy Grove LB - Honorable Mention All-Conference USA, C-USA Freshman-of-the-Year, C-USA All-Freshman Team, Freshman All-American
  • Justin Hardy WR - C-USA All-Freshman Team

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