East Carolina and Tulane had strong bounce-back performances a week ago. Up next, the Pirates will visit the Green Wave to continue their American Athletic Conference schedules on Saturday in New Orleans.
Two weeks ago, East Carolina (3-2, 1-1 AAC) lost its conference opener at home to Navy, 23-20 in double overtime. Then the Pirates went on the road and defeated South Florida 48-28 in a game moved from Tampa to Florida Atlantic's stadium in Boca Raton, Fla., because of Hurricane Ian.
Holton Ahlers passed for 465 yards and six touchdowns, and C.J. Johnson caught seven of Ahlers' passes for 197 yards and four touchdowns. Ahler's grandmother passed away days before the game.