ECU Trolls BYU After Second Win Over Future Big 12 Team

Oct 28, 2022, 11:25 PM | Updated: Oct 31, 2022, 11:08 am

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The ECU Pirates are enjoying their victory over BYU football, a future Big 12 team. (Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)

(Ben B. Braun, Deseret News)

PROVO, Utah – The ECU Pirates can now claim a pair of consecutive victories over future Big 12 teams. Let’s say they are enjoying the moment.

BYU, who will join the Big 12 Conference on July 1, 2023, lost to East Carolina on Friday, 27-24. As time expired, ECU kicker Andrew Conrad hit a 33-yard field goal to give the Pirates the victory.

The loss sends BYU to 4-5 overall on the season. It’s a setback that drains any momentum BYU was building before the upcoming move to Power Five football.

Twitter account @RedditCFB tweeted out, “Hey @Big12Conference you sure you got the right teams?”

East Carolina, who is a member of the American Athletic Conference, responded from their official football Twitter account with a Talledega Nights Cougar car that says, “ME.”

It’s the second time in as many weeks that the Pirates have been able to take a victory lap on a future Big 12 squad. Last week, ECU upset UCF 34-13 at home.

After that victory over current AAC rival UCF, the Pirates posted a graphic that read, “Enjoy the Big L.”

Now they have dealt another “L” to another Big 12 team. And they still have time to complete the entire sweep of the four new members.

On November 11, ECU travels to Cincinnati; then, on November 19, they host the Houston Cougars.

Meanwhile, BYU looks to pick up the pieces on what’s left of their last Independent season when they take on the Boise State Broncos on the blue turf on November 5.

Kick time and broadcast information for BYU’s next game against Boise State can be found here

Mitch Harper is a BYU Insider for and host of the Cougar Tracks Podcast (SUBSCRIBE) and Cougar Sports Saturday (Saturday from 12–3 p.m.) on KSL Newsradio. Follow him on Twitter: @Mitch_Harper.

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ECU Trolls BYU After Second Win Over Future Big 12 Team