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ECU redshirt senior WR Davon Grayson caught six passes for 96 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 63-21 loss to UCF.

Grayson came through with a four-yard touchdown catch with under two minutes remaining in the first half. That merely drew the Pirates to within 35-14. There would be no surprise comeback after halftime. ECU is one of the worst teams in the FBS, but that hasn't stopped Grayson from chugging along for respectable numbers. He's the owner of a 37-631-6 receiving line through seven games.
Oct 14 - 11:01 PM

ECU redshirt senior WR Davon Grayson caught five passes for 101 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 61-31 loss to USF.

A fine encore after Grayson posted a gigantic 11-223-3 line in last Sunday's 41-38 win over UConn. He's surpassed Jimmy Williams as Thomas Sirk's go-to receiver. Grayson has exceeded 75 yards receiving in four of ECU's five games this season.
Sep 30 - 3:47 PM

ECU redshirt senior WR Davon Grayson caught 11 passes for 223 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-38 win over UConn.

The Huskies possess one of the worst secondaries in the country and Grayson readily took advantage. The 6-foot-2, 190-pounder's highlight grab came on a 75-yard touchdown catch in the opening minutes of the third quarter. On the play in question, he hauled in the pass on the left sideline about 20 yards downfield, then made a Saquon Barkley-esque jump cut back to the right which caused two UConn defenders to collide while he raced to glory. Grayson has put in at least 75 yards receiving in three of four games this season, with Sunday's performance his first of the 100-yard variety (and the 200-yard variety, at that).
Sep 24 - 4:04 PM

ECU redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk completed 30-of-39 passes for 426 yards and three touchdowns in Sunday's 41-38 win over UConn.

In a rare midseason Sunday CFB contest, the Pirates and Huskies put on an entertaining show. All three of Sirk's touchdown passes went to WR Davon Grayson, two of those coming in the first quarter. Sirk missed ECU's loss to Virginia Tech last weekend due to a concussion, but looked no worse for the wear in helping ECU to their first victory of the campaign on Sunday. He entered action with just 401 yards passing and a 1/4 TD/INT ratio. Unfortunately for Sirk and company, South Florida comes calling next weekend.
Sep 24 - 3:44 PM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown caught four passes for 107 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 64-17 loss to Virginia Tech.

Almost all of Brown's yardage came on a 76-yard scoring hook-up with QB Gardner Minshew midway through the first quarter. ECU might be one of the worst teams in the country, but the 6-foot-2, 203-pound Brown has put in his work regardless, having now caught 10 passes for 253 yards and two touchdowns through three games.
Sep 16 - 8:23 PM

ECU redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (concussion) is not expected to play in Saturday's game against Virginia Tech.

Sirk was placed in the concussion protocol after taking an early exit in a loss to West Virginia last weekend. Gardner Minshew will start in his place against the Hokies.
Sep 16 - 3:41 PM

ECU junior QB Gardner Minshew is expected to start against Virginia Tech on Saturday.

Thomas Sirk will not play due to concussion concerns, so Minshew was pretty much the only game in town for the Pirates at signal-caller. He has not played inspired football this season after being named the starter near the end of August camp, with Sirk taking over for him in several spots.
Sep 16 - 3:39 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (concussion) will work in a limited capacity in practice on Wednesday.

Sirk has yet to practice this week after being placed in the concussion protocol. Just who will start for the Pirates against Virginia Tech remains an open question. If Sirk is medically cleared, he will draw that start. If not, the team would turn to Gardner Minshew.
Sep 12 - 8:23 PM

East Carolina coach Scottie Montgomery announced that redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk is in the concussion protocol.

Montgomery added that if Sirk is healthy, he'll likely start this week against Virginia Tech. Sirk was not ruled out based on his first round of testing. Montgomery said he's "very comfortable" with Gardner Minshew. Minshew was benched for Sirk in the opening loss to the FCS' James Madison, but Minshew outplayed Sirk against West Virginia over the weekend after coming on in relief.
Source: ESPN
Sep 11 - 5:00 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk (undisclosed) went 21-of-35 for 210 yards and two interceptions before exiting early in Saturday's loss to West Virginia.

After the game, HC Scottie Montgomery declined to comment on Sirk's injury or status. The injury-prone Sirk got walloped while throwing a touchdown pass and was replaced by Gardner Minshew. We'll update you when more is known about Sirk's prognosis.
Sep 9 - 4:40 PM

Taking over for an ineffective Gardner Minshew in the second half of Saturday's 34-14 loss to James Madison, East Carolina redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk completed 21-of-35 passes for 210 yards and two interceptions.

Minshew was named starter near the end of preseason camp, but failed to do much of anything on Saturday, completing 7-of-18 passes for 82 yards and an interception. Sirk put up a more substantial yardage total after taking over, but likewise struggled on the whole. Given how much run he received in the second half, it would not surprise if he drew the start against West Virginia next weekend. Minshew, Sirk, the East Carolina offense has a ways to go before they reach respectability regardless of who is starting.
Sep 2 - 9:41 PM

ECU suspended redshirt junior T Messiah Rice for the first two games of the season.

It's unknown what Rice did to draw the suspension beyond a boilerplate "violation of team rules." Assuming the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder's suspension lasts just the two games, he will next be allowed to play against Virginia Tech on Friday, September 16.
Sep 2 - 6:00 PM

ECU senior WR Trevon Brown (undisclosed) will 'absolutely' play on Saturday, said coach Scottie Montgomery.

Brown (6'2/203) was just cleared to take part in non-contact work last Sunday, so this escalated quickly. He missed all of the 2016 season because of academic issues, but in 2015 he caught 41 passes for 496 yards and four touchdowns. If Brown can stay healthy, he has a chance to put up big numbers in Montgomery's system.
Aug 30 - 6:26 PM

East Carolina redshirt senior QB Thomas Sirk will serve as the team's backup for the coming season.

Sirk (6'4/220) transferred over from Duke to East Carolina in the spring after turning in an injury-plagued career with the Blue Devils. He was unable to beat out Gardner Minshew for starting honors during camp.
Source: wnct.com
Aug 22 - 8:03 PM

ECU named junior QB Gardner Minshew the starter for the coming season.

Minshew won the job over Duke transfer Thomas Sirk. Said HC Scottie Montgomery, "We like the way each manages the team, both from a leadership and execution standpoint, but Gardner has a little more familiarity with our current personnel." The 6-foot-2, 216-pound junior appeared in seven games last season, including starts in ECU's first two contests. For the campaign as a whole, he threw for 1,347 yards with an 8/4 TD/INT ratio.
Source: wnct.com
Aug 22 - 7:47 PM


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