Equally disconcerting to ECU fans is the fact that the next two Pirate opponents Syracuse and UNC both won impressively over nationally recognized programs. While it is only natural for fans to use past performances to predict future outcomes, in college football it is in reality a silly exercise.
For example, consider that upcoming ECU opponent Syracuse narrowly defeated Central Florida in early September 21-10 and this past weekend UCF defeated Tulane 36-29. We all know that the Pirates walloped Tulane 51-24 two weeks ago so that surely means ECU should defeat Syracuse by at least nine points right? Foolish reasoning, but it's common isn't it?