Head Coach Frank Beamer is not taking Eastern Carolina University lightly. He has been talking up the Pirates of late and is expecting a close contest. He said,
They’ve got our attention and have got our respect, They’re a very, very explosive football team.”-[Quote from newsadvance.com]
ECU has scored 83 point in their first two games, and are on a roll offensively. As for the history between Virginia Tech, and ECU the last few games have been very close. VT has won 4 of the last 5, but only 2 were won by more than 10 points. Saturday’s game will be the first of an 8 year series, with home teams flip flopping each year. Virginia Tech’s defense should be able to put a stop to the Pirates scoring ways, and could easily dominate. Frank Beamer wants all of his players to follow his lead and take this game seriously. The Hokies will continue to prepare for Saturday, and will create ways to stop ECU’s explosive offense.