After the nail-biting 33-30 victory, East Carolina head coach Scottie Montgomery recapped his team's performance.
He noted the defense made a lot of good stops, especially when their backs were against the wall. This win was great for the Pirates. It showed that they are a team that needs to be respected in the conference.
Saturday's win was the Pirates' sixth straight against ACC opponents.
"We know that this is a big-time football school," Montgomery said. "I've said before when everybody is down here, they're a big opponent and we are a big opponent, so we're concentrating on what we have to and we are getting prepared for the next game."
The Pirates (2-0) will travel to South Carolina, who is (1-1) following a loss to Mississippi St. 27-14.