GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) East Carolina quarterback Shane Carden knows the best way for the Pirates to earn national attention - beat the big names that annually appear on their nonconference schedule.
The Pirates certainly are doing that against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Last weekend's upset of then-No. 17 Virginia Tech marked the third straight win for the Pirates against ACC teams, all coming on the road in the last year. Next up is Saturday's visit from instate rival North Carolina, a team the Pirates blew out last year to start the current streak against one of the five power conferences.