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After a close loss in a tough matchup, can ECU handle Old Dominion?

If the Pirates had turned up flat in their American Athletic Conference opener, it would have been understandable. But instead of ECU being routed by the unbeaten South Florida Bulls for a second straight year, the Pirates (1-2, 0-1 AAC East) had a chance to beat USF (4-0, 1-0 AAC East) before falling 20-13 in Tampa.

ECU coach Scottie Montgomery says his Pirates played harder than the UNC Tar Heels in big win

Watch East Carolina football coach Scottie Montgomery's postgame press conference after the ECU Pirates defeated the UNC Tar Heels.