ECU continued its 2020 home conference slate with a 38-21 loss against Tulane on Saturday. The Pirates amassed 386 yards of offense and allowed the Green Wave to rack up 493 total yards. Freshman running back Rahjai Harris rushed a team-high 13 times for 27 yards, snapping his streak of three consecutive games with at least 100 yards rushing. Quarterback Holton Ahlers went 27-for-43 through the air for 351 yards and three touchdowns.

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

  • ECU has scored on 35 of its last 39 red zone visits in last nine games
    • 18-for-21 in 2020
    • 1-for-2 on Saturday
    • 10 touchdowns, eight field goals inside red zone this season
  • ECU — forced at least one turnover in 16 of last 17 games
    • Forced six interceptions in last five games with Ja’Quan McMillian’s pick in the fourth quarter on Saturday
    • 11 total turnovers forced in last five games
  • ECU converted a two-point conversion in the fourth quarter Saturday
    • First successful two-point conversion since 2018 (also against Tulane)
  • ECU amassed three passing touchdowns on Saturday
    • Has thrown at least one touchdown pass in 33 of last 40 games and 96 of last 110 games
  • ECU — 35 rushing yards on Saturday was the fewest single-game total in the Mike Houston era
    • Previous low was 41 yards against NC State in 2019
  • ECU went a combined 4-for-19 on third and fourth downs against Tulane
  • Fernando Frye started his 14th-straight game along the offensive line
  • Holton Ahlers went 27-for-43 for 351 yards and three touchdowns through the air on Saturday
    • Has thrown three touchdowns in four of five starts this season
    • Passed for a season-high in yards (has back-to-back 300-plus yard passing games)
    • 10th career 300-yard passing game
    • 200-plus passing yards in 14-straight games that he has played in
  • Bruce Bivens logged 13 tackles, including two for a loss of yardage against Tulane
    • Third career game with double-digit tackles and first since 2018
    • Recorded at least one tackle in 32 of 40 career games
  • Rahjai Harris had his streak of three consecutive games with 100 rush yard snapped
  • Blake Proehl caught a game-high 13 passes for 182 yards and two touchdowns
    • Set career-highs in single-game receptions and yards
    • Third career 100-yard receiving game
    • Tied career-high with two touchdowns
    • At least one reception in 21-straight games
    • At least one reception in 26 of 28 career games
  • C.J. Johnson hauled in a season-high four passes for 79 yards
    • At least one reception in 17 of 18 career games
  • Ja’Quan McMillian intercepted his second pass of 2020 in the fourth quarter
    • Fifth career interception
  • Warren Saba recorded his first career sack in the second quarter
    • Booked a career-high nine tackles
  • Chad Stephens picked up his first career sack in the first quarter
  • Jake Verity scored one point on Saturday
    • Now has 333 career points
    • Went 1-for-1 on PATs and 0-for-1 on FGs (had 52-yarder blocked in second quarter)
    • Had streak of three field goals made in four-straight games snapped
  • ECU is now 1-5 overall, 1-4 American on the season

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