ECU continued its 2020 home conference slate with a 27-23 loss against Navy on Saturday. The Pirates amassed 372 yards of offense and held the Midshipmen to just 318 total yards. Freshman running back Rahjai Harris rushed for a game-high 172 yards to set his career-best and give himself back-to-back games with 100-plus yards on the ground. Quarterback Mason Garcia went 10-for-20 through the air for 104 yards.

Below are some interesting notes and pieces of information following ECU’s third loss of the 2020 campaign. You can also find a recap of the game here.

  • ECU — saw its streak of 20-straight home games with a passing touchdown snapped
  • ECU — forced two turnovers on Saturday
    • At least one turnover forced in 14 of last 15 games
    • Seven turnovers forced in last three games — 3 vs. GSU, 2 vs. USF, 2 vs. Navy
  • ECU — rushed for a season-high 268 yards and two touchdowns on 45 carries (averaged six yards per attempt)
  • ECU has scored on 31 of 32 red zone visits in its last nine games
    • 14 of 15 in 2020
  • ECU had three first-time starters on Saturday (QB Mason Garcia, RB Rahjai Harris, DE Chad Stephens)
    • 18 first-time starters thus far in 2020 (15 in all of 2019)
  • Fernando Frye made his 12th-straight start — longest active streak on ECU’s offense
  • Holton Ahlers had his 15-start streak snapped (COVID-19)
  • Rick D’Abreu — logged a career-best 10 tackles (5 solo) on Saturday
    • Forced first career fumble in the first quarter
  • Mason Garcia rushed 15 times for 63 yards, including career-long 23-yarder
    • Recorded first collegiate touchdown (rushing) in second quarter
    • Made first career completion to C.J. Johnson (15 yards) in the first quarter
  • Malik Fleming — picked up first career interception in first quarter
  • Rahjai Harris logged a career-high 172 rushing yards on 22 attempts Saturday
    • 80-yard rushing score in fourth quarter was the longest by an ECU running back since James Summers’ 81-yarder in 2016
    • 100-plus rushing yards in back-to-back games (115 vs. USF, 172 vs. Navy) — first time for ECU running back since Tay Cooper in 2013
    • Recorded most single-game rushing yards by an ECU running back since Breon Allen’s 211 against UNC in 2014
  • Elijah Morris — logged second career fumble recovery in first quarter
    • Has a fumble recovery in back-to-back games
  • Blake Proehl had two receptions for six yards on Saturday
    • At least one reception in 19-straight games dating back to Oct. 20, 2018 against UCF
    • At least one reception in 24 of 26 career games (multiple catches 23 times)
  • Xavier Smith recorded a career-best 15 tackles on Saturday
    • Fourth time with double-digit tackles in career
    • At least one tackle in 17 consecutive games
  • Chad Stephens — made first career start and logged personal-best six tackles (three solo)
  • Jake Verity was 3-for-4 on FGs and 2-for-2 on PATs Saturday
    • 22nd time in career with multiple field goals in a game (third in 2020)
    • Scored 11 points on Saturday — 15th time in career with double-digit points
    • Now has 320 career points (ECU record)
  • ECU is now 1-3 overall, 1-2 American on the season

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