Saturday, October 4, 12:00 PM, Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium, Greenville, North CarolinaThe 0-4 Mustangs have only scored twelve points this year and have given up 50.5 points per game on average. These two losses to two nationally ranked teams: Baylor and Texas A&M. Their last game was a 56-0 loss at home to TCU. There are three players on the team who have more than 150 passing yards with Garrett Krstich being the leader with only 279 yards.East Carolina had been on the opposite end of the spectrum. They beat two straight ACC opponents in their last two games including a 28-21 road win over Virginia Tech and a 70-41 home win against North Carolina. Quarterback Shane Carden has been highlighted as a star for the Pirates as he has 1,469 passing yards, eleven passing touchdown and three rushing scores. Six Pirates have touchdown receptions this year including four for Trevon Brown and three for Isaiah Jones.
The SMU Mustangs have been a true disappointment for bettors. They haven’t been favored in the college football betting odds, and the reason has to be with the fact that they haven’t won a single game so far this year. The challenge won’t be any easier when they travel to Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville to take on the East Carolina Pirates. The 3-1 Pirates are starting their AAC schedule as the only team in the conference who is nationally ranked.