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ECU Pirates to take on the Gators in 2015

The Pirates will head to Gainesville, FL in 2015 to face the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The Pirates will head to Gainesville, FL in 2015 to face the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

GREENVILLE, NC (WECT) – The Pirates will head to Gainesville, FL in 2015 to face the Gators at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

East Carolina and Florida announced Thursday they have agreed on a single-game contract to play Sept. 12, 2015.

This will be ECU's second visit to Gainesville. The Pirates took on the Gators in 1983 when No. 6 UF used a late fourth-quarter touchdown run to post a 24-17 victory.

"I'm sure many of our fans will remember the last time we played in The Swamp," East Carolina Director of Athletics Jeff Compher said. "While it's a great opportunity to compete in that environment against a program with the tradition Florida has, I'm confident Coach (Ruffin) McNeill will have the Pirates ready to play."

ECU's 2015 non-conference schedule now includes road games at Florida and BYU with home matchups again Virginia Tech and an opponent to be announced.

The Pirates compiled a 10-3 record and made their seventh bowl appearance in the last eight years in 2013.

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