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After huge first game, ECU RB Anthony Scott is focused on NC State

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- After a breakout performance last Saturday, junior running back Anthony Scott has his sights set on NC State this weekend.

Leading up to the season opener, East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery said numerous times that the carries would be distributed between running backs this season. He said that each game has a different "personality" and that he would go with whichever back fit that game's personality.

The personality of this past Saturday's game against Western Carolina must have been a match made in heaven for junior running back Anthony Scott, as he had a monster game -- not only on the ground but receiving.

Scott had 11 carries for 120 yards and one touchdown. He also added nine receptions for 90 yards and two touchdowns. He proved to be unstoppable against Western Carolina and helped the Pirates cruise to a 52-7 victory. 

"It felt great," Scott said after Saturday's game. "We've been training for this since springtime. For us to finally get out on the field, I'm pretty sure all of the boys were pretty hyped about that. I know I was."

With NC State coming to Greenville this Saturday, the Pirates may need Scott to step up again and he says he's looking forward to the opportunity.

"I'm really excited for this weekend coming up," said Scott. "I've just got to stick to what they've installed today."

NC State displayed some strong rush defense in their opening win over William & Mary. They held William & Mary's offense to just 62 rushing yards on 28 attempts while helping the Wolfpack to a 48-14 victory.

NC State will certainly be a test for the Pirates, but Scott says that the Pirates are doing everything they can to prepare themselves.

"We just want to get better day by day and take it one day at a time," he said. "We need to stay in the film room and continue to study the defensive schemes. Just finding ways to get open and finding weaknesses in the defense is what we have to do."

Scott and the Pirates will take the field against the Wolfpack at noon on Saturday.

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