East Carolina vs. Old DominionSep 3, 2022; Greenville, North Carolina, USA; East Carolina Pirates quarterback Holton Ahlers (12) throws the ball against North Carolina State Wolfpack during the first half at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Guillory-USA TODAY Sports

The East Carolina Pirates will play host again and welcome the Old Dominion Monarchs to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, where kick-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. ET Saturday. Old Dominion should still be riding high after a victory, while the Pirates will be looking to get back in the win column.

East Carolina missed a PAT kick in the fourth quarter against the NC State Wolfpack last week, and it came back to haunt them. East Carolina and NC State were almost perfectly matched up, but East Carolina suffered an agonizing 21-20 loss. A silver lining for East Carolina was the play of QB Holton Ahlers, who passed for two TDs and 267 yards on 41 attempts in addition to picking up 57 yards on the ground.

Speaking of close games: things were close when the Monarchs and the Virginia Tech Hokies clashed last Friday, but Old Dominion ultimately edged out the opposition 20-17. Old Dominion’s only offensive touchdown came from RB Blake Watson.

Old Dominion’s defense was a presence, as it collected four interceptions. Those interceptions were spread across their defensive unit.

East Carolina came out on top in a nail-biter against Old Dominion when the teams previously met three seasons ago, sneaking past 24-21. Will East Carolina repeat their success, or do the Monarchs have a better game plan this time around? We’ll find out soon enough.

How To Watch

  • When: Saturday at 6 p.m. ET
  • Where: Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium — Greenville, North Carolina
  • TV: ESPN Plus
  • Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
  • Follow: CBS Sports App
  • Ticket Cost: $9.00
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Series History

East Carolina have won both of the games they’ve played against Old Dominion in the last eight years.

  • Sep 28, 2019 – East Carolina 24 vs. Old Dominion 21
  • Sep 29, 2018 – East Carolina 37 vs. Old Dominion 35

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