East Carolina @ South Florida
Current Records: East Carolina 2-2; South Florida 1-3
What to Know
The East Carolina Pirates and the South Florida Bulls will face off in an American Athletic clash at 2:30 p.m. ET Oct. 1 at FAU Stadium. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
East Carolina fought the good fight in their overtime game against the Navy Midshipmen last week but wound up with a less-than-desirable result, falling 23-20. This was hardly the result the Pirates or its fans were betting on, as they were favored by 16.5 points over Navy heading into this contest. Despite the defeat, East Carolina got a solid performance out of WR Isaiah Winstead, who caught ten passes for one TD and 138 yards. Holton Ahlers’ 67-yard touchdown toss to Winstead in the fourth quarter made for one of the most memorable moments of the evening.
Meanwhile, South Florida played a game they are hoping to forget as they lost a 41-3 blowout to the Louisville Cardinals last week. South Florida was in a tough position by the half, with the score already sitting at 28 to nothing.
The Pirates are now 2-2 while the Bulls sit at 1-3. A couple defensive stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: East Carolina ranks 12th in the nation when it comes to rushing touchdowns allowed, with only two on the season. As for South Florida, they come into the game boasting the 15th fewest passing touchdowns allowed in the nation at three.
How To Watch Bulls vs. Pirates
- When: Saturday at 2:30 p.m. ET
- Where: FAU Stadium — Boca Raton, Florida
- TV: ESPN Plus
- Online streaming: FuboTV (Try for free.)
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The Pirates are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Bulls.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
South Florida have won five out of their last seven games against East Carolina.
- Oct 28, 2021 – East Carolina 29 vs. South Florida 14
- Oct 10, 2020 – East Carolina 44 vs. South Florida 24
- Oct 26, 2019 – South Florida 45 vs. East Carolina 20
- Sep 22, 2018 – South Florida 20 vs. East Carolina 13
- Sep 30, 2017 – South Florida 61 vs. East Carolina 31
- Oct 08, 2016 – South Florida 38 vs. East Carolina 22
- Nov 07, 2015 – South Florida 22 vs. East Carolina 17