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
â€¢ 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 â€¦ Last time ECU was blanked came on Oct. 4, 1997 against Syracuse in the Carrier Dome, 56-0.
â€¢ The Pirates 20-point halftime lead against the Mountaineers was the largest lead at intermission since Oct. 7, 2006 against Virginia (24-7).
â€¢ The Pirates had 11 plays that went for 10 or more yards (6-rush; 5-pass).
â€¢ ECU has four receivers with a reception of 10 or more yards: Bryant (16, 13), Freeney (10), Harris (23), Willis (27).
â€¢ The Pirates recorded 11 total TFLs in the game (5-first, three-second, two-third, one-fourth) for a total of negative 32 yards â€¦ Registered three total sacks for 1 yards.
â€¢ Dominique Lindsayâ€™s 100-yard ground performance was the first since Norman Whitley ran for 104 yards against Tulsa in the 2008 C-USA Championship Game.
â€¢ ECU had a safety in the third quarter which was the first since Nov. 16, 2002 against UAB (span of 78 games).
â€¢ ECU improved to 3-2 all-time in season openers under Skip Holtz.
â€¢ Patrick Pinkney completed 12-of-27 passes for 131 yards with one TD and two INTs â€¦With his 12 completions, he moves into fifth place all-time on the completions chart with 356 passing Dan Gonzales (346) â€¦ He now has thrown for 4,164 career yards which is fifth all-time â€¦ Pinkney also carried the ball twice for five yards.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Dominique Lindsay rushed for a game-high 105 yards on 15 carries with a TD â€¦ Scored his seventh career rushing TD from 21 yards out in the second quarter â€¦ His last rushing TD came against Boise State in the Sheraton Hawaiâ€™i Bowl in 2007 â€¦ Had a career-long run of 41 yards in the first quarter â€¦ Recorded first career 100-yard rushing game â€¦. Caught one pass for nine yards â€¦ Returned opening kickoff for 22 yards.
â€¢ Jamar Bryant extended his current streak with at least one reception to 20 with his 16-yad grab in the first quarter â€¦ Caught two passes for 29 yards and now has 80 career receptions, which ranks 12
â€¢ Ben Hartman was 2-for-2 (26, 25) on FGAs and now has 13 career multi-field goal performances â€¦ Has recorded four straight multi-FG games dating back to UTEP game in 2008 â€¦ Was 1-for-1 on PATs on the afternoon.
â€¢ Reyn Willisâ€™ lone reception of the game went for a 27-yard score in the first quarter â€¦ It was his first career TD and the longest reception of his career.
â€¢ Ben Ryan was 2-for-2 on PATs.
â€¢ Travis Simmons returned one punt for 30 yards â€¦ Finishes with two tackles (assisted).
â€¢ Jeremy Chambliss recorded team-high 10 tackles (five solo, five assisted) â€¦ Had one TFL (-2 yards) and now has 11 for his career.
â€¢ Linval Joseph had seven total stops (solo, six assisted) including 2.5 TFLs for six yards â€¦ Teamed up with Scotty Robinson on an 8-yard sack in the first quarter (4.0 career).
â€¢ C.J. Wilon had eight tackles (four solo, four assisted) including one TFL (-2 yards) to push his career total to 36.0.
â€¢ 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 â€¦. Also teamed up with Joseph on an 8-yard sack in the first quarter â€¦ Finished with four total stops (solo, three assisted) and 2.0 TFLs.
â€¢ Nick Johnson picked off his third career pass (no return) in the second quarter (Va. Tech â€™08 and UTEP â€™08) â€¦ Finished with five tackles (three solo, two assisted).
â€¢ Josh Smith recorded his second career sack in the third quarter â€¦ Tied career-high with five tackles (two solo, three assisted).
â€¢ Matt Dodge booted five balls for 220 yards including a 51-yarder in the third quarter.
43,279 (ninth largest in school history and sixth largest in the Skip Holtz era).