East Carolina has put up big scoring totals in its first two games and is chasing its first 3-0 start in five years. The Pirates will have to add another win against a BCS conference team to reach that mark.
East Carolina (2-0) hosts Virginia Tech on Saturday. The Pirates haven't won their first three games in a season since 2008, when they started the year with a win against the Hokies (1-1) in Charlotte followed by an upset of West Virginia.
They've lost nine of 10 against Atlantic Coast Conference opponents since, including the past three meetings to Virginia Tech.
It's hard to know exactly where Virginia Tech stands coming into Greenville. The Hokies lost to top-ranked Alabama in the opener, then overwhelmed FCS opponent Western Carolina last week.