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October 10, 2003

Tar Heels Ready for First Trip to ECU

  • Team Comparisons and Game Day Information

    North Carolina steps out of the Atlantic Coast Conference to take on in-state rival East Carolina in Greenville on Saturday, October 11 at 3:30 p.m. The game will be televised in parts of North and South Carolina (see TV listing below).

    This is the first meeting between the two schools in Greenville. All nine previous meetings, including Carolina's 24-21 win in 2001, were played in Chapel Hill. Both teams enter Saturday's contest winless and with identical 0-5 records.

    Carolina (0-5, 0-3 ACC) is coming off a 38- 13 loss at home to Virginia, while East Carolina (0-5, 0-2 C-USA) has not played since losing to Houston, 27-13, last Tuesday (Sept. 30) in Greenville.

    The game features two of the top receivers in the country in UNC's Jarwarski Pollock and ECU's Terrance Cooper. Cooper leads the nation with 8.6 catches per game, while Pollock is fifth at 7.6.

    Carolina has not started a season 0-6 since losing its first six games of the year in Mack Brown's first season in 1988.

    The Carolina-ECU game can be seen on the following stations in North and South Carolina:

    WITN-TV (Greenville/Washington)
    WRAL-TV (Raleigh)
    WXII-TV (Greensboro/Winston-Salem)
    WJZY-TV (Charlotte)
    WECT-TV (Wilmington)
    WBSC-TV (Asheville/Greenville, SC/Spartanburg)

    Carolina had two new starters on defense last week against Virginia, including true freshman linebacker Larry Edwards and junior college transfer cornerback Lionell Green.

    That marked the 17th consecutive game Carolina has had a different starting lineup on defense, dating back to the start of the 2002 season. Four of Carolina's starters on defense last week had never started a game on that side of the ball entering the 2003 season (Green, Edwards, DE Madison Hedgecock and LB Melik Brown are the others).

    North Carolina-East Carolina Comparison
    North Carolina Tar Heels
    Head Coach: John Bunting
    Record at UNC: 11-19 (3rd season)
    2002 Record: 3-9 (1-7)
    Current Record: 0-5 (0-3)
    Current Ranking: NR
    Last Game: Virginia 38, UNC 13
    Related: Schedule| Roster| Depth Chart| Statistics| ACC Stats Leaders| ACC Standings
    East Carolina Pirates
    Head Coach: John Thompson
    Record at ECU: 0-5 (1st season)
    2002 Record: 4-8 (4-4)
    Current Record: 0-5 (0-2)
    Current Ranking: NR
    Last Game: Houston 27, ECU 13
    Related: Official Site| Rivals Site| Schedule| Roster| Statistics| CUSA Stats Leaders| CUSA Standings
    Game Day Information
    Stadium: Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium (Directions, Seating Chart, etc.)
    TV: WITN, WTVD and selected areas of North and South Carolina (3:30 PM)
    Radio: Tar Heel Sports Network
    Live Scoreboard: Click Here
    Live Stats: Click Here
    Related: The Bell Tower Premium Board| Tar Heel Blitz Board| Weather
    All-Time Series: UNC leads 7-1-1
    Last Meeting: UNC 24, ECU 21 on September 6, 2001 in Chapel Hill.
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  • Heels Gear Up For Greenville Trip
  • John Thompson Talks About UNC-ECU
  • John Bunting Press Conference Quotes
  • Player Quotes From Tuesday's Press Conference
  • TV Stations Broadcasting Saturday's UNC-ECU Game
  • UNC/ECU Footabll A Sellout (ECU Official Site)
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