5 best games between WVU football and East Carolina

LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Will Grier
LANDOVER, MD - SEPTEMBER 03: Quarterback Will Grier /
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The WVU football team and the East Carolina Pirates are not rivals in the traditional sense.

The Mountaineers are the far superior team each year and the Power 5 program luster of the WVU football program makes this a fairly one-sided match up. It’s not completely like the West Virginia-Marshall series, though. Only because the Pirates have managed to win three games against the Mountaineers.

The 2017 match up which is the home opener at Milan Puskar Stadium for the Mountaineers is this Saturday. A packed house should enjoy a sun-drenched afternoon in Morgantown.

The game won’t garner the high-profile attention like the WVU football team’s last game did at FedEx Field, but the eyes of the Mountain State will be on this one.

It shouldn’t be a classic game as the Mountaineers need to put this one away fairly quickly. But over the years, there have been some epic match ups between West Virginia and East Carolina.

Here is a look at five of the most iconic games in the history of the WVU football series against East Carolina. The Mountaineers own an 18-3 record all-time in the match up.