ECU football has just four scheduled games remaining its schedule after falling to 1-4 with a 34-30 loss on the road against Tulsa on Friday. There remains a possibility the Pirates’ schedule could be pushed to 10 total games if a common date is found with Marshall in early December.

As things stand right now, however, the Pirates are more than halfway through their 2020 slate. With that in mind, let us take a look at where ECU stacks up within the American Athletic Conference in various categories, both offensively and defensively.

  • Scoring offense – 7th (30.8 points per game)
  • Scoring defense – T-10th (37 points per game)
  • Total offense – 7th (401 yards per game)
  • Total defense – 9th (452.2 yards per game)
  • Rushing offense – 6th (179.6 yards per game)
  • Rushing defense – 8th (205.2 yards per game)
  • Pass offense – 7th (221.4 yards per game)
  • Pass defense – 7th (247 yards per game)
  • Pass efficiency – 9th (124.7)
  • Pass efficiency defense – 6th (144.2)
  • Kickoff returns – 10th (16 yards per return)
  • Punt return average – 2nd (15.5 yards per return)
  • Interceptions – 6th (5)
  • Punting average – 4th (39.8 yards per punt)
  • Field goal percentage – T-2nd (.800) – 12-for-15
  • PAT percentage – T-5th (.941) – 16-for-17
  • Sacks by – 7th (9)
  • Sacks against – 4th (9)
  • First downs – 6th (111)
  • Opponent first downs – 5th (114)
  • Third down conversion percentage – 7th (39.2%) – 31-for-79
  • Opponent third down conversion percentage – 3rd (38.6%) – 27-for-70
  • Penalty yards per game – 8th (74.4 yards per game)
  • Opponent penalty yards per game – 1st (86 yards per game)
  • Time of possession – 1st (33:05 per game)
  • Red zone offense – 4th (89.5%) – 17-for-19
  • Red zone defense – 11th (95.8%) – 23-for-24

Individual Statistics

  • Rushing yards per game – Rahjai Harris (2nd) – 89.6 yards per game
    • Harris – 78 rushes for 448 yards and three touchdowns in 2020
  • Passing average per game – Holton Ahlers (5th) – 250.8 yards per game
    • Ahlers – 98-for-155, 9 TDs, 5 INTs, 63.2%, 1,003 yards in 2020
  • Pass efficiency – Holton Ahlers (8th) – 130.3
  • Receptions per game – Tyler Snead (4th) – 7.2 per game
    • Snead – 36 receptions for 302 yards and two touchdowns in 2020
  • Receiving yards per game – Tyler Snead (10th) – 60.4 yards per game
  • Total offense – Holton Ahlers (5th) – 271.2 yards per game
    • Ahlers – 82 rush, 1,003 pass, 1,085 total yards
  • Total scoring per game – Jake Verity (1st) – 10.4 points per game
    • Verity – 12 field goals, 16 extra points, 52 total points
  • Kick return average – Tyler Snead (3rd) – 16.4 yards per attempt
    • Snead – 11 returns for 180 yards in 2020
  • All-Purpose Yards – Tyler Snead (T-5th) – 116 yards per game
    • Snead – 51 rush, 302 receiving, 47 punt return, 180 kick return, 580 total yards
  • Punting average – Jonn Young (6th) – 41.6 yards per punt
    • Young – 14 punts for 582 yards in 2020
  • Field goals made per game – Jake Verity (1st) – 2.40 per game
    • Verity – 12-for-15 on field goals in 2020
  • Tackles per game – Xavier Smith (2nd) – 9.6 tackles per game
    • 26 solo, 22 assists, 48 total tackles in 2020
  • Tackles per game – Jireh Wilson (T-7th) – 7.6 tackles per game
    • 26 solo, 12 assists, 38 total tackles in 2020
  • Total sacks – Jireh Wilson (7th) – 3.5 sacks
  • Tackles for loss – Jireh Wilson (14th) – 6.0 TFL
  • Interceptions per game – Warren Saba (T-6th) – 0.40 INTs per game
    • Saba – 2 interceptions in 2020

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