East Carolina game notes vs. ASU

Posted by Jim on September 6, 2009 at 4:42 pm under College | Comments are off for this article

INDIVIDUAL NOTES Van Eskridge (FS) and Patrick Pinkney (QB). Consecutive starting streaks: Jay Ross (25), C.J. Wilson (24) Sean Allen (15), Cory Dowless (15), Nick Johnson (10) and Alex Taylor (10). First Career Starts: Dominique Lindsay (RB), Willie Smith (OL). th all-time at ECU. TEAM NOTES

• Attendance:

• ECU extended its streak without being shutout to 141 games when Brandon Jackson scored on a run of 39 yards on the Pirates first possession of the game … Last time ECU was blanked came on Oct. 4, 1997 against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, 56-0.

• The Pirates 20-point halftime lead against the Mountaineers was the largest lead at intermission since Oct. 7, 2006 against Virginia (24-7).

• The Pirates had 11 plays that went for 10 or more yards (6-rush; 5-pass).

• ECU has four receivers with a reception of 10 or more yards: Bryant (16, 13), Freeney (10), Harris (23), Willis (27).

• The Pirates recorded 11 total TFLs in the game (5-first, three-second, two-third, one-fourth) for a total of negative 32 yards … Registered three total sacks for 1 yards.

• Dominique Lindsay’s 100-yard ground performance was the first since Norman Whitley ran for 104 yards against Tulsa in the 2008 C-USA Championship Game.

• ECU had a safety in the third quarter which was the first since Nov. 16, 2002 against UAB (span of 78 games).

• ECU improved to 3-2 all-time in season openers under Skip Holtz.

• Patrick Pinkney completed 12-of-27 passes for 131 yards with one TD and two INTs …With his 12 completions, he moves into fifth place all-time on the completions chart with 356 passing Dan Gonzales (346) … He now has thrown for 4,164 career yards which is fifth all-time … Pinkney also carried the ball twice for five yards.

• Brandon Jackson rushed for 46 yards on five carries (all career-highs) including a career-long run of 39 yards in the first quarter for first collegiate TD.

• Dominique Lindsay rushed for a game-high 105 yards on 15 carries with a TD … Scored his seventh career rushing TD from 21 yards out in the second quarter … His last rushing TD came against Boise State in the Sheraton Hawai’i Bowl in 2007 … Had a career-long run of 41 yards in the first quarter … Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game …. Caught one pass for nine yards … Returned opening kickoff for 22 yards.

• Jamar Bryant extended his current streak with at least one reception to 20 with his 16-yad grab in the first quarter … Caught two passes for 29 yards and now has 80 career receptions, which ranks 12

• Ben Hartman was 2-for-2 (26, 25) on FGAs and now has 13 career multi-field goal performances … Has recorded four straight multi-FG games dating back to UTEP game in 2008 … Was 1-for-1 on PATs on the afternoon.

• Reyn Willis’ lone reception of the game went for a 27-yard score in the first quarter … It was his first career TD and the longest reception of his career.

• Ben Ryan was 2-for-2 on PATs.

• Travis Simmons returned one punt for 30 yards … Finishes with two tackles (assisted).

• Jeremy Chambliss recorded team-high 10 tackles (five solo, five assisted) … Had one TFL (-2 yards) and now has 11 for his career.

• Linval Joseph had seven total stops (solo, six assisted) including 2.5 TFLs for six yards … Teamed up with Scotty Robinson on an 8-yard sack in the first quarter (4.0 career).

• C.J. Wilon had eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) including one TFL (-2 yards) to push his career total to 36.0.

• Scotty Robinson recorded 1.5 sacks (5.5 career) on the day for -12 yards including a key sack in the fourth quarter with 38 seconds remaining …. Also teamed up with Joseph on an 8-yard sack in the first quarter … Finished with four total stops (solo, three assisted) and 2.0 TFLs.

• Nick Johnson picked off his third career pass (no return) in the second quarter (Va. Tech ’08 and UTEP ’08) … Finished with five tackles (three solo, two assisted).

• Josh Smith recorded his second career sack in the third quarter … Tied career-high with five tackles (two solo, three assisted).

• Matt Dodge booted five balls for 220 yards including a 51-yarder in the third quarter.

 

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